Search
The Caterer

Beverage Standards Association announces 2012 awards winners

04 October 2012 by
Beverage Standards Association announces 2012 awards winners

The winners of the 2012 Beverage Standards Awards have been announced. They include, in the Five Cup Winner category: Pumphrey's Coffee Centre and Brewing Emporium, Newcastle; Cafelicious, Swindon; Coffee Fix, Gatley; Spring Espresso, York; and Tea Monkey in Milton Keynes.

Best Drink Awards went to: Cafelicious in Swindon for the best hot chocolate; etekeat Tea Boutique in Edinburgh for Best Tea; and Silvio's of London for the Best Flat White.

Chairman of the judges Ranald Paterson said: "The BSA national accreditation scheme means the general public can access coffee shops in the same way as restaurants by seeing how many coffee cups an outlet has been awarded or by seeing if they've won a Best Drink Award.

"All of our winners are to be congratulated for serving the very highest-quality drinks and giving the very best service.

"Our judging is stringent. We judge entries not only on the quality and presentation of drinks but also the ambience, hospitality, service, knowledge, cleanliness, hygiene, menu range and descriptions, disabled accessibility, training and - for the first time this year - their sustainability procedures."

The awards standards go from One Cup (good) to Four Cup (exceptional) and Five Cup (outstanding). The association is looking forward to seeing these certificates on windows and doors, telling members of the public that they serve high-quality beverages.

The aims of the awards are to establish nationally recognised standards for all cafés and restaurants, identify and recognise excellence of drinks quality in the café market, encourage best service standards and support good staff development and training.

By Lisa Jenkins

E-mail your comments to Lisa Jenkins here.

Tabletalk
Tabletalk
If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/tabletalk

Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Blogs on Catererandhotelkeeper.com ](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/email-newsletters.htm)[ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.