The Revolver Co-operative has been named among the four winning Fairtrade coffee brands in the Great Taste Stars of 2015 Award. The co-operative, which is part of the Fairtrade foundation, received one star for its Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Ground Coffee and will be able to carry the Great Taste logo.
Great Taste is an acknowledged food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. The awards were given by a panel of 400 critics, including TV presenter and cook Aggie MacKenzie. Judges did not take into account branding and packaging, which were eliminated in blind tasting. They praised Revolver’s Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Ground Coffee for its “Delicate bergamot and jasmine, gentle woodiness and black tea notes”.
Jennifer Cox, business development manager at Revolver said: “This is a fantastic result for Revolver. We have always been proud of the products we present to our customers, but this award highlights the excellence of this product.”
Great Taste is not the first accolade that Revolver Co-operative has received this year. The co-op was awarded the Best Buy mark by the Ethical Consumer Magazine and has also been granted the City of Birmingham’s Charter mark for Social Responsibility.
Revolver director, Paul Birch, added: “It is possible to have great tasting product, that doesn’t leave a bitter taste when it comes to ethics.”
The co-operative’s World Ethiopia Coffee is 100% Arabica and can be bought online from Revolver, or from Midcounties Co-operative, Unicorn and Essential in the UK, as well as Kuchnie Swiata in Poland.