Bristol-based cafe supplies company Beyond the Bean were awarded Best Food & Non Coffee Supplier in Europe at Allegra’s European Coffee Symposium in Copenhagen. The European Coffee Awards are the most prestigious awards in the European coffee and food to go industry. And past winners have included the likes of Starbucks, Bocca and La Marzocco. Now in its eighth year, the European Coffee Symposium is when the industry comes together to promote excellence in their own sectors. Each award winner is determined by their contribution to the coffee industry in their country, or across Europe.
Beyond the Bean launched in 1998 and are a proud Bristol based company. Since launching BTB have been developing and exporting products for the café bar and food service industry, exporting to over 50 countries worldwide. BTB own the Sweetbird, Zuma and Cosy Tea brands, are the master importer for Blendtec blenders in the UK and are partnered with Rhinowares, Brewista and Kent & Fraser.
Beyond the Bean strive to ensure that a high level of service is delivered with high quality products. This commitment is reflected by BTB’s long standing membership with the Chamber of Commerce and involvement with UK Trade & Investment; receiving a visit from UKTI’s CEO, Dominic Jermey at BTB’s offices in March this year.
Beyond the Bean’s UK Sales Manager, Laura Sherwood, who accepted the award comments on the win:
“It’s an honour for Beyond the Bean to have been awarded Best Non-Coffee Supplier. Beyond the Bean products are seen in coffee shops throughout Bristol and have such a prominent presence in the coffee industry in the UK and across Europe; it’s a great feeling to be recognised for the work we do. It’s a very big achievement for us all.”