Great Taste Awards 2020 Award Winners

Great Taste Awards 2020

Great Taste Awards 2020

Coffee Sense is among the Great Taste winners of 2020


Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, Coffee Sense – South West was awarded 4  – 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour  for its Nespresso Compatible – Dark Italian Espresso capsule, and Somerset Roast Espresso, as well as in their ESE coffee pods for Guatemalan El Salvador Espresso, and Dorset Roastmasters  Espresso pods. 

Judged by 144 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as food writers and journalists, Great Taste is the most trusted of all food and drink awards. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to an outstanding product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind tasting.

This year’s winners have been found through a combination of remote judging and socially distanced judging sessions, after the lockdown began just one week into the schedule. This necessitated a swift and comprehensive reinvention of the Great Taste process to ensure that robust judging standards were maintained and the quality of feedback was not compromised, all in time to provide a much-needed boost for food and drink producers during the all-important Christmas period.

Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is cake, coffee, kippers or kombucha being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.

There were 12,777 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 205 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,294 received a 2-star and 3,818 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; cook, writer and champion of sustainable food, Melissa Hemsley, cook, writer, stylist and voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones, celebrated Spanish chef, José Pizarro, Kavi Thakrar from Dishoom, food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, and baker and author, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy recipients and the Great Taste 2020 Supreme Champion.

Great Taste 2020 will reach its exciting finale in late October, when the Golden Fork trophy winners and the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2020 are announced at the virtual Great Taste Golden Fork awards event. 

Date 20/10/20 

For more information: Bob Patrick, Coffee Sense

Dark Italian Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules Box of 50

Dark Italian Espresso

Nespresso Compatible Capsules

Strength 9/10

Box of 50 Capsules  

   Great Taste Awards 2020 One Gold Star

Somerset Roast Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules Box 50

Somerset Roast Capsules

Nespresso Compatible

Strength 8/10

Box of 50 capsules    

       Great Taste Award One Gold Star

Dorset Roastmaters ESE Coffee Pods 50

Dorset Roastmaster Espresso

ESE Coffee Pods

 Pack of 50  

  Great Taste Awards 2020 - One Gold Star Winner

Guatemalan Santa Clara ESE Coffee Pods Pack 50

Guatemalan Santa Clara

ESE 44mm Coffee Pods

Pack of 50 Coffee Pods Great Taste Awards 2020 One Gold Star Winner