The World of Coffee is well underway in Milan. One of the highlights each year is the announcement of the SCA’s Best New Products.
The winners of the specialty coffee industry’s most prestigious awards for new products were announced at World of Coffee in Milan. As the SCA puts it:
Each year, the Best New Product Awards recognizes new products that represent the best in quality and value to the industry.
There were 10 winners in 10 categories.
Kaffeeform won this category for its updated version of its Weducer Cup Refined.
Borne from an idea they had in 2009, the cup was finally launched in 2015 after Kaffeeform developed a a unique formula to upcycle old coffee. Designed in Berlin and made in Germany, the cup is made of coffee grounds from Berlin-based cafés and roasteries, beechwood fibers from Southern Germany, and other renewable resources. The only binding agents are plant-based polymers (no petroleum-based plastics).
The cup still keeps drinks warm, is highly durable & robust, does not suffer any damage from drops up to 1.5m and is extremely lightweight and dishwasher-friendly.
You can shop their entire range here. And find them at the World of Coffee in Milan at Booth #H3-A05.
Commercial Coffee Preparation & Serving Equipment
Latte Art Factory won for its Latte Art Factory Bar Pro.
The Latte Art Factory Bar Pro by Frank Buna positions itself as the ultimate automatic milk frother for coffee shops. The SCA judges were impressed by its small footprint and the fact that its patented system can foam 1.5 liters of milk in just 60 seconds, while maintaining the perfect temperature for your beverages.
Find them at Booth Booth #H3-F03.
Commercial Cold Brew Preparation & Serving Equipment
Polish coffee roaster, Hard Beans won for their Baby Hard Beans nitro cold brew dispenser. They also won in 2021.
Find them at Booth Booth #MS-I06.
Consumer Coffee Preparation & Serving Equipment (Electrical)
The well-known Goat Story won for their Arco 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder.
The Arco combines electric grinding and hand grinding in one beautiful package. The machine does the full range of grind size from Ibrik to Cold Brew with near-zero retention. Pre-orders are available via their Indiegogo campaign.
Find them at Booth #H3-R10.
Consumer Coffee & Tea Preparation & Serving Equipment (Non-electrical)
Korea’s Coffee Z Inc combined a distribution and tamping in one tool with their Duomo The Tamper. Perfect for small spaces it removes the need for small spaces and increases barista efficiency at high-traffic times.
Find them in the Roasters Village.
Latvian roastery Rocket Bean impressed judges with their Cold Brew Coffee Kombucha.
The Kombucha is naturally fermented from cold-brewed coffee, does not contain sugar, 100% keto, 100% alcohol-free (unlike traditional kombucha) and 99% made from coffee. They also won The Most Innovative Beverage at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022.
Find them at Booth #MS-I06.
Roasting Equipment & Tools
71 year old roasting & grinding equipment supplier, Garanti, won for their FOCHA 6kg batch roaster.
The roaster impressed with its modular and minimal design.
Find them at Booth #H3-P06.
Specialty Coffee & Flavor Beverage Additive
Monin won for their Le Sirop de MONIN Brown Cane Sugar.
Inspired by Réunion Island where sugar cane has been cultivated for centuries, MONIN Brown Sugar Cane Syrup captures all the intense flavours of this naturally golden brown sugar cane. It is stronger than white cane sugar with “perfectly balanced notes of cinnamon, caramel (and) vanilla”.
Find them at Booth #H3-O08.
Specialty Non-coffee Beverage Stand Alone
Chalo Company took this award for their Chalo Lemon & Ginger Iced Chai.
Gita Van den Boer founded the company with a vision to become the market leader in healthy food products for B2B and B2C. And while their chai is their main, award-winning, product, they do also have a range of other products that promote their philosophy of sustainability and telling the origin story of the ingredients.
Find them at Booth #H3-F05.
Algrano won for their platform that connects Roasters directly to producers & manage their stock.
Founded in 2015, they are focused on quality, driven by technology and 100% price transparent.
Find them at Booth #H3-B09.
The judges were so impressed by 2 more companies they saw fit to give them a special mention:
- Etkin Design for their Etkin Dripper. Read more about the origin story of the dripper in our interview with the founder. Find them at Booth #MS-H04.
- Amor Perfecto for their Olla Cafetera. Find them at the Roaster Village #76.
Today is the last day of the World of Coffee. Why not visit these winners today?