Great British Food Awards 2021

Drinks (SOFT&BREWED) COFFEE Judged byCharlie Stein, Director ofWine & Drinks at Rick Stein Restaurants WINNER The Lost BarnCoffee Roasters, ColumbiaAsorcafe InzaCauca “There was some stiff competition, but after much brewing and tasting this wasmy favourite. Firstly, I love the packaging, nice, clean andwith really good and clear coffee information and easy to open and close. Once brewed (AeroPress), there were plenty of inviting sweet and red fruit notes, overall complex and fruit forward. Raspberry, hazelnut butter, bright clean; I loved the balance between juicy acidity and structure and the tension that gives. Some great depth, refreshingwith a fruit-based finish. Just a really nice bright cup of coffee to kickstart the day.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Lost SheepCoffee, Brazil Paranaiba “A very close runner up, I loved the packaging as it is fun and playful and unpretentiou. I brewed using an AeroPress and the resulting coffee was delicious, rich, and sweet. Toffee, some plum, almond butter. Juicy and sweet structure rich hazelnut on the palate, depth, and fleshy structure. The finish centres around toffee and hazelnut; it's longwith refreshing acidity. Very enjoyable.” HIGHLY COMMENDED The Lost BarnCoffee Roasters, Peru “I loved this. I brewed in an AeroPress; very delicate, mid toned fruit with fresh acidity, sort of sweet and tart. Cacao nib, dried plum, orange zestiness. Lovely silky mouthfeel all backed up by a nice vein of acidity to balance. Finish is long and based around dried plum. It could easily becomemy go-to coffee everymorning. Excellent stuff and a very close runner up.” 64