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World Coffee Innovation Awards 2023

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.

The World Coffee Innovation Awards have launched to celebrate the gamechangers 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!

From farms to roasting plants to cafes and individual innovators, the Awards shine a spotlight on the cutting-edge advancements that often go unnoticed. Think revolutionary machines, unique packaging, novel blends, or a spin on an old classic!

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. Winners will be announced at Caffè Culture on the 3rd October, find FoodBev at booth C12 and join us on the Roasters Forum stage at 4:30pm!

  • ​Best Flavoured Roast

  • Best Milk Alternative

  • Best Ready-to-drink Product

  • Best Coffee Flavouring Innovation

  • Best Coffee Capsule Innovation 

  • Best Packaging Innovation

  • Best Automatic Machine Innovation

  • Best Traditional Machine Innovation

  • Best Specialty Coffee Roaster

  • Best Ethical Initiative 

  • Best Sustainability Initiative

2023 Categories 

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2023 Judging Panel

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  • 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).

  • Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns

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£200/per entry

The World Coffee Innovation Awards celebrates the people and companies that have advanced coffee in every aspect of the industry. Entry deadline is the 6th September 2023

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Join us @CaffèCulture

Join us at Caffè Culture 2023 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.

Find us at booth C12

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Our 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.

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At Dalla Corte, we are devoted to espresso coffee and so for over twenty years it has been our purpose to give baristas the power to create their perfect coffee, thanks to our professional espresso machines.

    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 £200 (+VAT). There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact for more information.

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  • Once all entries have been submitted they will be judged by our expert panel towards the end of September. After the results have been validated we expect to announce our shortlist 18th September 2023. 

    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 - 3rd September 2023

    Entry deadline - 3rd September 2023

    Awards ceremony - 3rd October 2023

  • ​Each standard entry costs £200 (+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 for more information.

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  • 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. 

  • + 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 plant base monthly newsletter.

    • FREE entry to our post-show digital networking f&b webinar.

    As a finalist...

    • 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.

    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 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.​

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Shortlisted announced!
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