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July 03, 2019
Owens Coffee has been crowned the Best Organic Coffee in the UK at the Soil Association's BOOM Awards.
Owens Coffee (a specialist coffee roastery based in the South West of the UK) won an award at this year's Best of Organic (BOOM) Awards in June.
Winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony at Oval Space, London.
Owens Coffee's Gara house blend won the title 'Best of Organic Coffee' in the 'coffee & hot drinks' subcategory (under Best Organic Non-Alcoholic Drinks).
A bestseller, Gara is bold and fruity with notes of fruit, smoke and earth, which are highlighted by its darker roast. The beans are sourced from organic coffee bean farmers in Nicaragua and Honduras.
The Soil Association is the UK’s largest organic certification body and the BOOM Awards are the only dedicated organic awards of their kind. The awards 'celebrate the best of the organic industry' and in addition to the Best Organic Coffee, categories include Best of Organic Bakery, Best of Organic Snacks, Best of Organic Meat & Poultry, Best of Organic Box Schemes, Best of Organic Food Blogger and more.
The awards were attended by over 300 guests from major retailers, organic brands and industry figures who came together to celebrate the best of organic. Prizes were awarded to food and drink products judged on their taste and quality by expert panels from the industry.Owens Coffee founder Lorraine Bridden said ‘We are delighted here at Owens to have the team's hard work recognised and will continue to produce a fantastic quality product that is only ever 100% organic.’Clare McDermott, Business Development Director for Soil Association Certification said, “The organic market is booming, with more people than ever looking for, talking about and choosing organic. Small steps can make a big difference in supporting our environment, and by choosing organic we are all playing our part in supporting a more sustainable food system, working withnature to protect the soil, encourage wildlife, avoid antibiotics and reduce pesticide use.
“Organic businesses have always been innovators and pioneers, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to celebrate some of the very best through the BOOM awards, which get bigger and better each year”.
This year's award ceremony saw organic brands, products and people recognised as the best in their field. Owens Coffee was amongst a whole range of both new and established names, which included Riverford Farm Dairies, Planet Organic, Riverford Field Kitchen, Ocado, Sainsburys and Yeo Valley.
Voted for by the general public, this years' nations favourite organic product at the awards was Godminster's Vintage Organic Cheddar. Big congratulations to them and to all the other award winners.
Owens Coffee was established in 2010. The company is committed to using only organic and Fairtrade coffee beans, which are clean roasted with precision at the Roastery in Ivybridge, Devon.
The Roastery also has a state of the art training facility, together with space for corporate hire. At the time of publishing this article, the Owens Coffee organic range consists of 5 different house blends, including an Organic Decaf plus a selection of single origin organic coffees available.
You can visit Owens Coffee at the Roastery just off the A38 by Endsleigh, open for coffee, coffee-making kit and takeaway coffees and hot drinks between 9am-5pm each weekday and 10am-5pm on a Saturday. We would love to see you!
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