From Roast Magazine:
"Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year award recognizes companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices and employee education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry, among other criteria."
"Gimme! Coffee of Ithaca N.Y., and New York City, claimed the top spot in the large (macro) roaster category, which includes companies roasting more than 100,000 pounds of coffee each year. Gimme! Coffee gained the title for its commitment to a healthy environment, community and business, and for committing to the growth and education of the individuals in the company."
"This award honors our hard-working staff and coffee producers, as well as all the customers who have supported us in our commitment to sustainability and our continuing search for the most beautiful coffees in the world," said Amina Omari, Managing Director for Gimme! Coffee. "With 300,000 pounds of coffee roasted this year, we look forward to an even better year to come."
Each year Roast Magazine selects both a micro and macro "Roaster of the Year" that recognizes companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices and employee education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry. Other considerations include the company mission, innovations in roasting, marketing and business practices as well as the overall quality of the coffee. Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, of Olympia, Washington, was the recipient of the "Micro Roaster of the Year" award.
Gimme! Coffee has garnered similar awards and accolades for its roasts in the past and continues to define new ways in which to perfect their products. Available by the cup at any of their retail locations, by the pound in-store or online, and wholesale for restaurants and businesses, Gimme! is committed to a higher quality product; while building and sustaining relationships with their sources.
We are incredibly honored to accept this award, and we owe so many thanks to our coffee producers, our customers, our community, and our talented and dedicated staff. Thank you for supporting us and joining us on this amazing coffee journey for the past twelve years; here's to many more!