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Tata Coffee adjudged best specialty coffee

Business Standard - February 26, 2007
Tata Coffee bagged the 'Best Specialty Coffee' award at the India International Coffee Festival 2007 which concluded here today. The other categories' winners included Balmundi Estate, Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu which was adjudged the 'Best Estate Branded Coffee'. Jagalikal Estate, Bhadra Industries Limited was adjudged the Best Arabica Estate'. Winner exporters under various segments such as green, instant, specialty coffee and best exporters to different nations for 2005-06 were also announced. Amongst the major participants were General Commodities, Bangalore; Allanasons, Mumbai; Tata Coffee Limited, Bangalore.

On the occasion Nester Osorio, executive director. International Coffee Organisation was felicitated. Speaking on the occasion G V Krishna Rau, chairman. Coffee Board said, "We are pleased with the quality of candidates for the awards and are excited to announce award recipients who we believe are pursuing unique programmes with a broad range of applications." The Specialty Coffee Association of India (SCAI) also announced the winner of the India Barista Championship 2006-07. Vikram Kashyap has been adjudged the platinum award winner and was also awarded for his Coffee Signature Drink. The gold silver and bronze award winners were Mustafa, Narain and Girish Menon respectively.