In 1994 the Great Taste Awards were established to promote quality products produced by small and medium size producers. It has now become the largest Food and Drink awards in the world and the products are judged by a mix of judges from different backgrounds such as chefs, deli owner’s and retail buyers.
Sea Island Coffee has won this coveted award 6 times over the last few years for the following coffees; 360 Reserva, St Helena, Jamaica Blue Mountain, RSW Peaberry, Geisha, Costa Rica, Hawaii Kona, Greenwell Estate, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Clifton Mount Estate.
Hawaii Kona received 2 Gold Stars in 2010 and the review from the judges gives the coffee true justice: “complex and interesting aroma to the beans with a hint of fruit and an almost indescribable aroma of the sea...the drink is rounded but with a brightness that lifts it and a body with hints of dark chocolate and another indefinable spiciness”.
In 2010 and 2012 our famous Jamaica Blue Mountain Clifton Mount Estate received the One-Star award and was described by the Great Taste Award judges as “close to perfect” and as having a “nice subtle aroma with a hint of fruitiness and a nice roundedness”.
If you haven’t already, try one of our award winning coffees for an unforgettable experience.