Winners of European Coffee Awards 2015 announced in Copenhagen

The European Coffee Awards are the most prestigious awards in the European Coffee and Food-to-Go sector.

Now in their 8th year, the awards recognise and promote company and individual excellence across the sector. Companies are first shortlisted based on research from Allegra Strategies World Coffee Portal and industry experts, then voted for by members of the industry.

This year’s winners were announced at the prestigious European Coffee Symposium awards evening at The Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen.

Best Coffee Chain Western Continental Europe

Winner: Coffee Company
Runner-Up: Starbucks Coffee Company
Highly Commended: Le Pain Quotidien

Best Coffee Chain Nordics

Winner: Joe & the Juice
Runner-Up: Starbucks Coffee Company
Highly Commended: Espresso House

Best Coffee Chain Southern Europe

Winner: Costa Coffee
Runner-Up: Illy Espressamente
Highly Commended: Coffee Island

Best Coffee Chain UK & IE

Winner: Harris + Hoole
Runner-Up: Caffé Nero
Highly Commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Chain Europe

Winner: Espresso House
Runner-Up: Starbucks Coffee Company
Highly Commended: Costa Coffee

Best Independent Coffee Shop

Winner: Caravan Coffee Roasters
Runner-Up: The Barn
Highly Commended: Bocca Coffee

Most Ethical Brand

Winner: Union Hand-Roasted
Runner-Up: Starbucks Coffee Company
Highly Commended: Pret a Manger

Best Artisan Roaster

Winner: Union Hand-Roasted
Runner-Up: Bocca Coffee
Highly Commended: Coffee Collective

Best Coffee Equipment Supplier

Winner: Nuova Simonelli
Runner-Up: La Marzocco
Highly Commended: Mahlkönig

Best Food & Non-Coffee Supplier

Winner: Beyond the Bean
Runner-Up: Deli France
Highly Commended: Bunzl

Outstanding Contribution Awards

Andreas Hertzberg
Jean-Paul in-Albon
Jeremy Torz
John Schluter
Kees van der Westen
Paul Ettinger

Lifetime Achievement Award

Luigi Morello

Thanks to everyone who voted in the awards and congratulations to all of our winners.

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Next year’s European Coffee Awards will take place at The Hilton Budapest Hotel on 22 November 2016 as part of the European Coffee Symposium.

For more information on next year’s European Coffee Symposium, please visit
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