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World Coffee Innovation Awards 2024

World Coffee Innovation Awards 2023: Shortlist Announced!

We have just announced the World Coffee Innovation Awards 2023 shortlist, and we couldn't be more excited to share the news.

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The World Coffee Innovation Awards were launched in 2023 to celebrate the game changers and trendsetters who have elevated coffee as we know it. From beans and pods to equipment and speciality drinks, the awards recognise innovations that push the industry forward and make us thirst for our daily caffeine fix!

Shining a spotlight on the coffee industry, these Awards allow cutting-edge advancements that often go unnoticed to gain the recognition they deserve. Think revolutionary machines, sustainable packaging, new-fangled flavourings or a spin on an old classic!

This year, FoodBev Awards has taken the World Coffee Innovation Awards to the next level and is excited to present shortlisted companies with the opportunity to exhibit their products at the Caffè Culture Show in the dedicated World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area. This provides a physical platform to showcase, network and celebrate their innovations.

Being shortlisted for the World Coffee Innovation Awards is a mark of excellence that will prevail long after the ceremony and can demonstrate the impact you are making in the food and beverage industry.

Best Product

  • Automatic Coffee Machine

  • Barista Tool/Equipment

  • Coffee Capsule/Pod

  • Coffee Flavouring Product

  • Cold Brew Product

  • Functional Coffee

  • Low/no Caffeine Product

  • Manual Coffee Machine

  • Milk Alternative

  • Ready-to-drink Product


Best Innovation

  • Brewing Innovation

  • Packaging Innovation

  • Roasting Innovation

  • Technology Innovation

  • Water Filter Innovation


Best Business

  • Ethical Initiative

  • New/start-up Business

  • Sustainability Initiative

2024 Categories

Entry Open!

  • Add as many entries as you wish, you can select your categories after payment.

  • If you wish to use a discount or deal code, add this to the payment page.

  • After purchase, you will receive an invoice email & redirected to enter your entry bio, images and logos (failure to provide these may lead to disqualification).

  • Participation in the World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area at Caffè Culture is available after entry submission.

  • Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns

Step-by-step Guide & FAQ >

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£250/per entry

The World Coffee Innovation Awards celebrates the people and companies that have advanced coffee in every aspect of the industry. Make sure to carefully read the important information below before entering. Entry closes on the 20th August 2024.

2023 Winners

Caffè Culture Showcase Area

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Join us at Caffè Culture 2024 for a special winner's ceremony!

Caffè Culture continues to be the only trade event that specifically caters for the UK's vibrant café and coffee bar market. Hosted in Islington's Business Design Centre, over 3,500 trade industry professionals will visit the show to source 100s of leading international brands whilst absorbing a fantastic programme of industry talks, competitions, training, workshops and more in one of London's most iconic venues.

Caffe Culture Show

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2024 Sponsors 

Our sponsors enable us to host exclusive awards ceremonies that offer a memorable and personal experience. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our partners for their continued support.

Roasting Innovation Category Sponsor 

The myth of the 'caffè all’Italiana' was born from the ingenious idea of Achille Gaggia, an Italian barista who - in 1938 - filed the patent that signalled a revolution in the way that aromas are extracted from coffee. Achille began constructing his innovative professional coffee machines and installing them in bars and restaurants around the world, allowing customers the unique pleasure of experiencing perfect Italian espresso, complete with its unique ‘crema’ for the very first time. Today the Gaggia name is synonymous with excellence and state of the art technology, as represented by its range of traditional manual espresso machines and fully automatic machines for coffee professionals.

    1. Complete the Enter Now form 

    2. Once completed, you will be redirected to our payment portal (if you wish to pay via invoice)

    3. After payment is complete you will have access to our online entry submission form

    Once you have completed the first entry details form, you will receive an email with information for the next steps, allowing you to pick up where you left off without resubmitting step 1. This email also includes the link to complete your entry submission.

    Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT). There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact awards@foodbev.com for more information.

    Checkout Help & FAQ >

  • Once all entries have been submitted they will be judged by our expert panel in September. After the results have been validated we expect to announce our shortlist 17th September 2024. 

    The winners will be announced at Caffè Culture, in a special awards ceremony hosted by FoodBev Media.

    Entry details must be submitted no later than - 20th August 2024

    Entry deadline - 20th August 2024

    Awards ceremony - 1st October 2024

  • ​Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT).  One entry is valid for one submission. One product can be entered into multiple categories. 

    1 product entered into 3 categories = 3 entries

    3 products entered into 1 category = 3 entries 

    2 products entered into 2 categories = 4 entries

     

    We offer special discounts and offers for multiple product entries as well as product flavours and editions, each charged as separate entries.

     

    There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact awards@foodbev.com for more information.

    Checkout Help & FAQ >

  • All entries are judged on the information you provide, no product samples are required for this award scheme. To ensure consistency and validity we ask that you provide:

    • a 400-word maximum description of your product/entry

    • a company logo

    • maximum of 3 high-resolution images

    • (Optional) Supporting Documents. This can be in the form of a video link or a link to studies and supporting documents, please provide links to documents in your 400-word description.


      TIP  Please communicate clearly how your product is genuinely innovative, introduces new concepts, offers added value, and has a market impact. 

  • All products entered must have been launched/created/rebranded within the last 3 years.

    Products that are not yet in the market can still be entered as long as they are in their prototype/packaging stage by the closing date of this scheme.

    Products can be entered into multiple categories. 

    Please read the category descriptions if you are unsure if your product fits into your chosen category. 

  • + By entering the awards...

    By entering the World Coffee Innovation Awards you receive: 

    • FREE 1-year digital subscription package to our industry-leading magazines, FoodBev and The Plant Base worth £98.

    • Sign-up to our industry-leading weekly FoodBev Media newsletters + our dedicated Refreshment monthly newsletter

    As a finalist or commended...

    • Your entry showcased in our presentation as a finalist during the Caffè Culture ceremony, presented in front of industry-leading experts, and influencers.

    • A digital certificate as a finalist.

    • Finalist’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your finalist status on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • An announcement of your business on social media to FoodBev’s 70,000+ followers.

    • Opportunity to participate in the World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area at Caffè Culture

    As a winner...

    • Winner’s category trophy & certificate 

    • Winner’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your win on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • FoodBev Awards bunting to showcase your winner status at events, office or store.

    • Photographed at Caffè Culture showcasing your win, and have images shared via our social media channels and website.

    • Your success will also be promoted as a dedicated top story on FoodBev.com reaching our 150,000 unique monthly visitors.

    • A chance to be interviewed at Caffè Culture showcasing your win, video shared via our social media channels and website. 

    • Your winning entry published in our winner's article feature in our Refreshment magazine distributed to readers globally.​

    • Your winning entry published in our 2025 Winning Innovations publication.

    • Opportunity to participate in the World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area at Caffè Culture

  • This year, FoodBev Awards has taken the World Coffee Innovation Awards to the next level and is excited to present shortlisted companies with the opportunity to exhibit their products at the Caffè Culture Show in the dedicated World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area. This provides a physical platform to showcase, network and celebrate their innovations. 

    Join us in London for Caffè Culture this October and showcase your shortlisted product in the dedicated World Coffee Innovation Awards feature area. There is a limited availability so don't miss your chance, only shortlisted entries are eligible to participate, additional costs apply. All participating companies will be featured as Caffè Culture Show exhibitors.

    Want to take part and learn more?

    Get in touch with the team to find out more on how you can take part!

    awards@foodbev.com

Important Information 
2024 Entry open until 20th August
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