European Coffee Awards 2022: winners announced


Celebrating excellence in the European coffee, restaurant and hospitality sectors, senior executives gathered in London for the European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 on October 18 – here are this year’s winners

The European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 | Photo credit: James Bryant / Coffee Ventures Europe

Senior executives from the European coffee, restaurant and hospitality sectors gathered at the Langham Hotel in London for the European Coffee Symposium 2022, October 17-19, 2022

Marking a return to the in-person event for the first time since the pandemic, the peer-voted European Coffee Awards + Gala Dinner 2022 recognized excellence among organizations and individuals across the European hospitality sector.

This year, the Allegra team shortlisted companies for the cafe and restaurant operator awards based on their extensive research and feedback from over 800 industry experts.

In determining the shortlisted companies, Allegra considered a wide range of criteria to arrive at a pool of candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and strong business performance.

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners:

Best Coffee Chain – Western Continental Europe

(France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

Winner: Joe & The Juice

Finalist: Ready to eat
Highly Recommended: Starbucks

Best Coffee Chain – Nordic Region

(Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)

Winner: Espresso House

Finalist: Starbucks
Highly recommended: Kaffebrenneriet

Best Coffee Chain – Southern Europe

(Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey)

Winner: Coffee Island

Finalist: Caffè Nero
Highly Recommended: Costa Coffee

Best Coffee Chain – UK & Ireland

Winner: GAIL’s

Finalist: Ready to eat
Highly recommended: Caffè Nero

Best Coffee Chain − Central/Eastern Europe

(Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria & Romania)

Winner: Tchibo Kaffee Bar

Finalist: Costa Coffee
Highly Recommended: Starbucks Coffee

Best Coffee Roaster – Europe

Winner: Matthieu Algie

Finalist: Café UCC
Highly recommended: Löfbergs

Best Specialty Coffee Roaster – Europe

Winner: Union Hand Roasted

Finalist: Small Batch Coffee
Highly Recommended: Origin

Best Coffee Equipment Supplier – Europe

Winner: La Marzocco

Finalist: Victoria Arduino
Highly Recommended: La Cimbali

Best Independent Cafe – Europe

Winner: Cafe Rosslyn

Finalist: Caravan Coffee Roasters
Highly Recommended: Monmouth Coffee

Best Food Supplier – Europe

Winner: Bridor

Finalist: Bidvest
Congratulations: Delice De France

Best non-coffee supplier – Europe

Winner: Beyond the Bean

Finalist: Minor Figures
Highly Recommended: Alpro

Most Ethical Brand – Europe

Winner: Union Hand Roasted

Finalist: Matthew Algie / Peak & Wild
Highly Recommended: Caravan Coffee Roasters

Outstanding Industry Contribution

Freda Yuan

original coffee

Marta Pogroszewska


Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

Cafe Colonna

Kamal Bengougam


Lifetime price

Tony Dads

Allpress Espresso

The European Coffee Symposium 2023 will take place from November 27-29, 2023 at W Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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