Among 2,035 entries were submitted from 40 different states, and winners were processed in a blind tasting with judges held in September 2018. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is the only recipient of any Good Food Award in any category in San Diego, and one of only three coffee awardees in the State of California.
The Good Food Award for coffee is awarded to those who were distinguished by exemplary flavor as well as fairness and transparency from seed to cup. The highest scoring entries were required to undergo a rigorous vetting process to verify that they met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria to win the award.
“To be a winner of the Good Food Awards in our category is such an incredible honor,” said Jeff Taylor, co-owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “This award reminds all of us about what we stand for, including quality, taste, and social responsibility. We hope this award brings recognition not only to our outstanding Geisha XO but to all the coffee we directly source and the farmers we support.”
The coffee that won the award was Bird Rock's Geisha XO from Café Granja La Esperanza estate in Colombia. The coffee is characterized by tasting notes of cherry, watermelon, lemon drop, and mango with a creamy texture, and a juicy body with big explosive flavor. This award-winning coffee will be on sale at the end of this month at all Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ five retail locations or online. Additionally, their Kenya Kiunyu Peaberry was a finalist in the Good Food Awards this year and is available now online or at all five locations for $26.00 for 12 oz.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters won Good Food Awards previously in both 2016 and 2017.
For more information about Bird Rock Coffee Roasters visit birdrockcoffee.com.