May 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Hamilton’s own Speakeasy Coffee won the Grand Prize Golden Bean for best new blend at the 2011 International SIAL “Coffee Cup.” SIAL is one of the biggest food industry expositions, held every two years in different locations around the world.
Their blend Kochere Gayo was named the best blended coffee in the world on Wednesday. The blend was created by Stephen Armstrong, owner of Speakeasy Coffee, on Ferguson Ave North. It is a mix of Kochere and Amaro Gayo coffee, both grown in Ethiopia. Armstrong describes it as “a rich blend that is balanced and fruity, and has citrus, chocolate and pipe tobacco characteristics.”
Read the full story on the Hamilton Spectator website. Congratulations Speakeasy and Stephen!