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Auckland coffee bean roastery, Volt Espresso is excited to announce their success of Gold, Silver & Bronze at last month’s New Zealand Coffee Awards.
Their winning blend – ORGANIC EARTH took home GOLD for Best Organic blend, SILVER for Best Single Origin and BRONZE for Ethically Traded. A second bronze medal was also awarded for a special blend called SIENA, a blend made specifically by Peter Grant, owner of Volt Espresso to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday.
A total of 80 coffee roasters entered 313 categories in the 11th annual Huhtahmaki Coffee Awards.
The awards, held at the Bell Tea and Coffee Company headquarters in Auckland, were judged by a team of 12 experts, headed by international coffee consultant, Instaurator.
“The category that really showed great improvement this year was the single origin category” said Instaurator. “The coffees were much more sophisticated. They were more refined showing much more interesting, nuanced flavours. This is probably because the style in New Zealand has changed” he said.
About Volt Espresso
The mastermind behind VOLT espresso is the talented Peter Grant - an afficiado, professional and coffee fiend of all things espresso for the last eighteen years across Australia and New Zealand.
In 1999 Peter developed his long-standing vision of delivering fresh coffee to cafes into practice and after initially trading under his own name, Grant's Espresso, Peter expanded and rebranded his secret recipes to create a coffee that was pure, delectable, and positively addictive. Thus in 2007 VOLT espresso was born.
VOLT espresso offers professional café baristas and home espresso fans five funky flavours including a decaf blend and organic fair-trade option too so no matter what the coffee emergency, there is something for everyone.
You can buy VOLT either in a single experience at leading cafes, at our espresso bar at 110 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket or by visiting VOLT HQ in St Johns, Auckland. Visit www.voltespresso.co.nz for more information.
About The New Zealand Coffee Awards
The Huhtamaki New Zealand Coffee Awards started life as a small idea and, not surprisingly, first emerged in a discussion with industry professionals over a cup of coffee. The New Zealand coffee scene is rated as amongst the finest in the world, with ever growing high standards of delivery from Roasters and Baristas. We felt it lacked only one thing, an industry standard for the best coffees, a showcase for excellence in both roasting and delivery of fine espresso coffee. Eleven years on, the awards are stronger and better than ever.