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European Coffee Awards 2022: Winners announced

Celebrating excellence from across Europe’s coffee, foodservice and hospitality industries, senior executives gathered in London for the European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 on 18 October – here are this year's winners

The European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 | Photo credit: James Bryant / Coffee Ventures Europe

Senior leaders from across Europe’s coffee, foodservice and hospitality industries gathered at The Langham Hotel in London for the European Coffee Symposium 2022, 17-19 October 2022
Marking a return to the event in-person event for the first time since the pandemic, the peer-voted European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 recognised excellence among organisations and individuals from across the European hospitality sector.
This year, the Allegra team shortlisted companies for the coffee shop and foodservice operator awards based on its extensive research and feedback from more than 800 industry experts.
In determining the shortlisted companies, Allegra took into account a broad range of criteria to arrive at a set of candidates that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and strong business performance.
Without further ado, here are this year's winners: 

Best Coffee Chain – Western Continental Europe

(France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)


Winner: Joe & The Juice

Runner-up: Pret A Manger
Highly commended: Starbucks

Best Coffee Chain – Nordic Region

(Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)

Winner: Espresso House

Runner-up: Starbucks
Highly commended: Kaffebrenneriet

Best Coffee Chain – Southern Europe

(Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey)


Winner: Coffee Island

Runner-up: Caffè Nero
Highly commended: Costa Coffee

Best Coffee Chain − UK & Ireland


Winner: GAIL’s

Runner-up: Pret A Manger
Highly Commended: Caffè Nero

Best Coffee Chain − Central / Eastern Europe

(Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria & Romania)


Winner: Tchibo Kaffee Bar

Runner-up: Costa Coffee
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee

Best Coffee Roaster – Europe


Winner: Matthew Algie

Runner-up: UCC Coffee
Highly commended: Löfbergs

Best Specialty Coffee Roaster – Europe


Winner: Union Hand Roasted

Runner-up: Small Batch Coffee
Highly commended: Origin

Best Coffee Equipment Supplier – Europe


Winner: La Marzocco

Runner-up: Victoria Arduino
Highly commended: La Cimbali

Best Independent Coffee Shop – Europe


Winner: Rosslyn Coffee

Runner-up: Caravan Coffee Roasters
Highly commended: Monmouth Coffee

Best Food Supplier – Europe


Winner: Bridor

Runner-up: Bidvest
Highly commended: Delice De France

Best Non-Coffee Supplier – Europe


Winner: Beyond the Bean

Runner-up: Minor Figures
Highly commended: Alpro

Most Ethical Brand – Europe


Winner: Union Hand Roasted

Runner-up: Matthew Algie / Peak & Wild
Highly commended: Caravan Coffee Roasters

Outstanding Industry Contribution


Freda Yuan

Origin Coffee


Marta Pogroszewska


Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

Colonna Coffee

Kamal Bengougam



Lifetime Award


Tony Papas

Allpress Espresso


The European Coffee Symposium 2023 takes place 27-29 November 2023 at W Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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