2008 International Coffee Tasting: the winners

The 2008 International Coffee Tasting was held in Brescia (Italy) on the 30th and 31st of October. 130 coffees from all over the world took part in the competition organised by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters with the technical cooperation of the Centro Studi Assaggiatori (Taster Study Center).

After two days of work, 26 tasters were able to award the best coffees with the Golden Medal. They evaluated each coffee blindly using a tasting card. The cards were collected and processed by the technicians of the Centro Studi Assaggiatori. A list of the winners was eventually issued.

“As far as the Italian market is concerned, the tasting sessions demonstrate an improvement in the average quality of coffee – told Luigi Odello, secretary general of the International Institute of Coffee Tasters and professor of Sensory Analysis in several Italian universities – Espresso confirmed as the best way to prepare coffee: the moka pot, the filter, the neapolitan and the home machines cannot reach its level of quality”.

All the winners of the 2008 International Coffee Tasting: the Golden Medals

Category: Italian espresso blends for the horeca

  • Caffè Agust- Agust Natura Equa – Miscela di Caffè 100% Arabica da Agricoltura Biologica – Speciale Bar
  • Caffè Haiti Roma di Azeglio Martella & C. Srl – Caffè Gran Riserva – Prodotto Italiano di Qualità
  • Caffè Terzi Sas- Miscela Terzi n. 1 – 100% Arabica
  • Costadoro Spa – Master Club Coffee – 100% Qualità Arabica
  • Caffè Paranà di Giannelli Emilio – Espresso italiano in grani
  • Holly di Ulivieri Raffaele – Torrefazione Caffè – Special Bar 100% Arabica 
  • La Genovese Sas – Caffè Qualità Oro 
  • Minuto Caffè Srl – Bar Gourmet Espresso 1 Kg – 100% Arabica 
  • T.M. Srl dei F.lli Morandini & C. – Miscela Oro 90% Arabica Certificata in grani
  • Torrefazione Artigianale Caffè Roen – Espresso Bendinelli "Gourmet 100% Arabica"
  • Torrefazione Aryscaffè – Aryscaffè Eurobar 
  • Torrefazione Caffè Avana – Miscela Degustazione "Sublime" 
  • Torrefazione Gran Salvador Snc – 001 – Oro 
  • Torrefazione Saturno Srl – Miscela 1 Bar Caracol 
  • Torrefazione Taurocaf Snc – Caffè Alberto Miscela Pappagallo Oro – Espresso 
  • Torrefazione Taurocaf Snc – Caffè Alberto Miscela Pappagallo Rosso – Espresso 
  • Tris Moka Srl – Gran Caffè Gourmet

Category: Non-Italian espresso blends for the horeca

  • Café Dromedario Sa (Spagna) – Cafè Colombiano Nariño Supremo "El Tambo" Café Dromedario – Café en Grano Natural
  • Café Dromedario Sa (Spagna) – Cinco Alturas Cafes La Brasileña – La Tostadora – Café en Grano
  • Café Dromedario Sa (Spagna) – Especial Espresso Cafè Dromedario – Café Natural en Grano
  • Massimo Cerutti S.A. (Svizzera) – Cerutti "Il caffè" Qualità Extra Milano
  • Monardo – AMeL Commercial de cafes e complementos (Brasile) – Antonello Monardo Caffè Espresso Blend – Sul de Minas Gourmet – 100% Arabica

Category: Home automatic coffee machine

  • Caffè Mokarico Srl – Bar – Caffè torrefatto in grani

Category: Single-dose coffee machine

  • Angelo Morettino Spa – Caffè Morettino "100% Arabica Espresso" – Cialda
  • Caffè Cagliari Spa – Cialda Gran Caffè – monodose per macchine espresso
  • Costadoro Spa – Cialde Costadoro – Coffee Pod
  • Omkafè Srl – Cialde Top Quality Omkafè

Category: Moka coffee pot

  • Angelo Morettino Spa – Caffè Morettino "Arabica Club" 100% Arabica – Morbido e raffinato
  • Caffè Cartapani Srl – Miscela "Primeiro" 100% Arabica – macinato
  • Café Dromedario Sa (Spagna) – Café Colombiano Nariño Supremo "El Tambo" La Tostadora
  • Corsino Corsini Spa – Colombia Caffè Medellin Supremo – Compagnia dell’Arabica
  • Milani Spa – Puro Portorico Yauco Selecto – 100% Arabica
  • Minuto Caffè Srl – Fior di Aroma Macinato 250 g – 100% Arabica

Category: Neapolitan coffee pot / Filter

  • Torrefazione Principe Gbr (Germania) – La Nera Espresso Casa

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2 Responses to “2008 International Coffee Tasting: the winners”

  1. Ganz ausgezeichnet !!! : Kaffee Blog espresso-kaffee-blog.de Says:

    […] Costadoro Master Club Coffee, 100% Arabica gewann eine Goldmedaille auf der internationalen Kaffeeverkostung in Brescia in der Kategorie italienische Espressi. Zur Bewertung standen 130 Kaffeesorten aus der ganzen Welt. Der 2-jährlich stattfindende Wettbewerb wird vom Internationalen Institut der Kaffeeverkoster in Kooperation mit dem Studiencenter für Verkostungen organisiert, daher unterliegen die Kaffeesorten einer sehr strengen sensorischen Prüfung. Wer mehr über die Kaffeeverkostungen erfahren will: http://www.coffeetasters.org/newsletter/en/index.php/2008-international-coffee-tasting-the-winners/0… […]

  2. Paul Riordan Says:

    In the category of the International tasting 2008 which Natura Equa won gold, were there any other famous brands that it defeated to win the gold?