Watermark Coffee are among the winners for The Great Taste Awards 2018
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products that were judged, we are thrilled to announce that Watermark Coffee now has three award winning blends in our collection. The Celeste, Orion and Aurora blends were all awarded the prestigious gold stars. The Orion and Aurora blends were both conferred a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a coffee that delivers fantastic flavour.
The Celeste blend was awarded a 2-star Great Taste award in 2017, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious and this blend was also a winner again this year.
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
Kristine Byrne, Marketing Manager, explains: “We are thrilled with the Great Taste results that were released yesterday. This is only our second year to enter and the second year that Watermark coffees have been recognised by the Guild of Fine Food at the Great Taste Awards. We continuley strive to achieve the ultimate accolades and this is a testament to the outstanding quality of our products and the desire to deliver the ultimate coffee experience. It’s an honour that our coffee blends have once again been acknowledged by the Great Taste judging committee.”
The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market.
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is coffee, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.