Specialty Coffee Association Of America Announces Award Winners At Annual Expo In Portland, Ore.

Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association's Best New Product Competition recognizes new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards were presented at the SCAA's 24th Annual Exposition in Portland, Ore. April 19 to 22, 2012. New in 2012 was the Best New Product People's Choice Award which encouraged attendees to cast their votes via text message; over 3,000 votes were received by expo attendees. The SCAA Best New Product Awards for 2012 went to:

Best New Product - Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving Equipment (Commercial)
Company: Alpha Dominche Limited
Product: STEAMPUNK Coffee Brewer

People's Choice Award - Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving Equipment (Commercial)
Company: Wilbur Curtis Co.
Product: Curtis Gold Cup Brewer

Best New Product - Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving Equipment (Consumer)
Company: Offero
Product: Coffee & Tea Cups

Best New Product - Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving Equipment (Consumer)
Company: Behmor Inc.
Product: Brazen Coffee Brewer

Best New Product - Specialty Beverage
Company: Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Product: Monin Fruit Smooth Mix

People's Choice Award - Specialty Beverage
Company: Dr. Smoothie Brands
Product: FIT-Lyte Smoothie Pre-mix

Best New Product - Packaging
Company: Pacific Bag, Inc.
Product: 12-16oz. Natural Kraft BiotreĀ® Side Gusseted Bag

People's Choice Award - Packaging
Company: uVu Lid Company
Product: Innovative hot beverage lids

Best New Product - Open Class
Company: CoffeeTalk and the Daily Dose
Product: www.coffeetalkpress.com

People's Choice Award - Open Class
Company: Hood River Coffee Co.
Product: Eco-friendly burlap messenger bag, 100% profits to Las Mujeres Cooperativa, roasting cooperative in Honduras

Best New Product - Sustainability
Not Awarded.

People's Choice Award - Sustainability
Company: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
Product: New can replacement for BJ's Wholesale Club for Private Label

Best New Product - Equipment for Origin
Company: Cropster GmbH
Product: Cropster C-sar Online Tools

People's Choice Award - Equipment for Origin
Company: Cropster GmbH
Product: Cropster C-sar Online Tools

Best New Product - Food
Company: Cleveland Organics, LLC
Product: Caffeine Crunch

People's Choice Award - Food
Company: Cleveland Organics, LLC
Product: Caffeine Crunch

Photos of the 2012 SCAA Event are available for download at: http://scaaevent.org/?p=photos. More details about the Best New Product and other SCAA award recipients can be found at http://scaaevent.org/?p=awards.

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