coffee.: Good Coffee Is Good Again, January 15, 2019

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Coffee is looking good, even great in 2019.

The annual Good Food Awards held its annual awards ceremony in San Francisco on January 11, 2019 celebrating achievements in American food culture across the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, confections coffee –a beverage we love the most- fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits and two new additions: elixirs and snacks.

Twenty-five companies were nominated in the coffee category from Oregon to Virginia and from Minnesota to Texas.  Like last year, link to California leads the Good Food Awards win with three roasters; Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (Geisha XO) from San Diego California, Drink Coffee, Do Stuff (Ethiopia Guji Hambela Wamena) from Truckee California and Thanksgiving Coffee Company (Upsetter Espresso) from Fort Bragg California.

This Coffeetograher is proud to be a Californian. And as well, a descendant of Texas heritage on my maternal grandmother’s side with Oak Cliff Coffee Roaster’s (Girma Eshetu) win. Then, the tally of wins moves North to Minnesota with two wins, continuing on to the Pacific Northwest to Oregon which also has two wins followed by the Midwest state of Minnesota with two wins.

As the West, Pacific Northwest and Midwest give us the majority of multiple state wins, the individual wins coming out of the south, east and south east are of note as well. The official tally of winners include Arkansas (1), California (3), Colorado (1), Maine (1), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (2), New Jersey (1), Oregon (2), Texas (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1).

Here they also are by region,

South                                                               

Arkansas

Texas

 

Southeast

Virginia

 

Northeast

New Jersey

Maine

 

Pacific Northwest

Oregon

Washington

 

West

Colorado

California

 

Midwest

Minnesota

 

East

Massachusetts

 

It looks like the culture is ready for a great American coffee road trip.

 

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