A new online community where coffee growers and roasters can interact, an espresso cupping cup, a cup with e-paper display powered by hot coffee and an all-in-one, portable pour-over coffee maker are among a number of exciting new products and services that were honoured in the New Product of the Show Awards at the Nordic World of Coffee on Tuesday, 16 June.
The Awards, sponsored by Wilfa, are the definitive guide to the hottest new products and services at World of Coffee and shine a spotlight on the most exciting new innovations to enter the market over the last 12 months.
This year’s winners were selected by an independent panel of coffee and hospitality experts following an intensive judging process, combining written submissions, ‘Dragons’ Den’-style presentations to the jury, and product demonstrations at the event.
The Nordic World of Coffee New Product of the Show Awards winners are:
Best New Packaging Solution
The Eco-Friendly Box Pouch with Front Zipper from Dutch Pack International
The jury said: ‘This package is innovative and recyclable, offering an eco-friendly solution at a competitive price point. The front zip provides flexibility and the flat bottom offers ease of use.’
Best New Food Product
Espresso Syrup from AB Borowiec
The jury said: ‘Made natural ingredients and competitively priced for an all-natural product, the range includes a wide selection of flavours.’
Best Coffee Convenience Product
Paulig Muki from Oy Gustav Paulig AB
The jury said: ‘This exciting new cup with e-paper display powered by hot coffee provides an innovative platform to connect customers with each other and your brand in a fun way.’
Best New Non-Coffee Beverage
Zuma Non-Dairy Vanilla Bean Frappe from Beyond the Bean
The jury said: ‘This non-dairy product offers a neat solution that is highly practical, caters to special dietary requirements and meets very different consumer needs.’
Best New Technology & IT Innovation
The jury said: ‘Algrano triumphed in this highly competitive category, impressing judges with its innovative new online platform which provides greater transparency in the coffee process – from crop to cup – and facilitates conversations between farmers, baristas and consumers.’
Best Domestic Coffee Equipment
Cafflano Klassic from Beanscorp
The jury said: ‘This all-in-one, portable, pour-over coffee maker is an ingenious consumer product that will appeal to speciality coffee enthusiasts around the world.’
Best Professional Coffee Equipment
The Revelation Cup by L’Abre a Café
The jury said: ‘This was another hugely competitive category. The Revelation Cup ultimately took first place, impressing with its concept and delivery. The espresso cupping cup changes your sensory experience of coffee – from smell to taste and touch, transforming your cupping experience.’
‘The New Product of the Show Awards are one of the most popular features at World of Coffee and this year’s competition was hugely competitive, proving that innovation is ripe in the coffee and foodservice sectors,’ commented David Veal, Executive Director, SCAE, during the Awards presentation.
‘At the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe we are dedicated to inspiring excellence and we are thrilled to honour innovation at World of Coffee, together with our proud sponsors, Wilfa.’