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2019 BEST NEW PRODUCT COMPETITION & DISPLAY

Submissions are now open!

The Best New Product Competition and Display recognizes new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards are presented to the winners of exhibiting companies during World of Coffee. 

Entry conditions: product must have been manufactured by a company exhibiting at the 2019 World of Coffee, was introduced to the marketplace after last year’s World of Coffee Amsterdam (June 2018) and is available for shipment.

• Must be an exhibitor in the exhibit hall to enter
• Coffee cannot be a main ingredient in Specialty Beverage Stand-Alone, Specialty Beverage Flavor Additive or Food categories
• Entry must be new to your company since June 2018
• Entry can be debuted at WOC and must be available for sale to the industry
• Prototypes are not allowed
• Entries must be available in the exhibitor booth and have some supporting data indicating the entry’s intended use
• SCA reserves the right to reclassify or decline an entry
• Awards are at the discretion of SCA
• Entries will be judged on at least 3 out of 5 judging criteria
• Each entry is €150

Judging will take place on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June 2019.  Entrants will receive a time slot to present the product to the judges and a company representative must be available to do so between these hours. Winners will be announced on the show floor Friday afternoon. As added-value, all shortlisted product entries can be displayed in the Best New Product Display on the show floor.  Products may be dropped off at the Display, which will be located in the Registration Lobby, Wednesday from 12-5pm or Thurdsay from 8-10am; Products must be picked up at the Display Saturday from 4-5pm.

Extended Deadline for submissions is Monday May 27, 2019.

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Dunwoody, rebecca.dunwoody@eventhaus.ie

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

  • COMMERCIAL COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT
    Any equipment used to prepare or serve coffee or tea in a commercial environment. For example, grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers.

  • CONSUMER COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT (ELECTRICAL)
    Any equipment used to prepare or serve coffee or tea in a non-commercial environment (e.g., grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the consumer marketplace.

  • CONSUMER COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT (NON-ELECTRICAL)
    Any equipment used to prepare or serve coffee or tea in a non-commercial environment (e.g., grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the consumer marketplace.

  • COFFEE ACCESSORIES
    For example, mugs, cups, lids, cleaning brushes, dump boxes, tampers, measuring items, etc.

  • SPECIALTY BEVERAGE STAND ALONE
    Is a beverage or beverage mix. Entries are limited to one flavor for judging per single paid entry.

  • SPECIALTY BEVERAGE FLAVOR ADDITIVE (one flavor only)
    Is a syrup, flavor, creamer or sweetener that is designed to add flavor to coffee or tea beverages. Entries are limited to one flavor for judging per single paid entry.

  • PACKAGING
    A package is defined as material which is removed or opened to be able to use the product inside. This category includes any packaged beverage or product (does not include cups or lids).

  • FOOD
    This category includes all foods, not in liquid form.

  • OPEN CLASS
    Open to products that do not fit in any of the above entry categories, and align with the current industry trends.

  • TECHNOLOGY
    Open to computer and mobile applications.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Innovation and/or Improvements – does the good or service create value for which customers will pay, is cost effective and does it satisfy a specific need? Is it a new twist or spin on a classic?

  • Design – is the product aesthetically appealing? Is the overall result a positive, creative experience? Does the process of creating the product minimize material use or incorporate recycled, upcycled, or otherwise sustainable materials (or in the case of food and beverage products, ingredients from sustainable sources)?

  • Education – how does this entry contribute to the enhancement or improve the knowledge of the coffee community? What is the greatest potential of this product?

  • Agro-ecology – how does this entry impact origin? Does the formulation or manufacturing process make the entry healthier and/or sustainable? Does the entry use science, business models, policies to support healthy relationships between the producers and the consumers?

  • Science – does this entry impact the science of coffee? If so, how? What science, if any, was utilized in the development of this entry.

 


2018 Best New Product Competition & Display Winners

Category:  Commercial Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment   Winner:  Ascaso Factory: Big Dream

Category: Commercial Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment
Winner:
Ascaso Factory: Big Dream

Category:  Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Non-Electrical)  Winner:  Asobu by Adnart Inc.: Cold Brew Coffee

Category: Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Non-Electrical)
Winner:
Asobu by Adnart Inc.: Cold Brew Coffee

Category:  Coffee Accessories  Winner:  KINTO: Travel Tumbler

Category: Coffee Accessories
Winner:
KINTO: Travel Tumbler

Category:  Specialty Beverage Stand Alone  Winner:  Beyond the Bean: Zuma Organic Tumeric Chai

Category: Specialty Beverage Stand Alone
Winner:
Beyond the Bean: Zuma Organic Tumeric Chai

Category:  Specialty Beverage Flavor Additive (One Flavor Only)  Winner:  Monin: L’Artiste de Monin

Category: Specialty Beverage Flavor Additive (One Flavor Only)
Winner: Monin: L’Artiste de Monin

Category:  Packaging  Winner:  Cloud Picker Coffee Limited

Category: Packaging
Winner:
Cloud Picker Coffee Limited

Category:  Food  Winner:  Solid Coffee Ltd.: Coffee Pixels Cascara

Category: Food
Winner: Solid Coffee Ltd.: Coffee Pixels Cascara

Category:  Open Class   Winner:  LALCAFÉ YEAST: LALCafé Intenso

Category: Open Class

Winner: LALCAFÉ YEAST: LALCafé Intenso

 
Category:  Technology  Winner:  Qualysense: Qsorter Explorer

Category: Technology
Winner: Qualysense: Qsorter Explorer