A speciality coffee roaster based at Threlkeld has seen two of its products reach the finals of a prestigious national food awards competition.
Carvetii Coffee Roasters’ seasonal espresso blend, plus the limited edition Guji Uraga Gomoro — a fruity Ethiopian coffee — have made the shortlist of the Great British Food Awards 2020.
The annual awards, which are this year run in partnership with northern supermarket chain, Booths, celebrate the UK’s finest artisanal produce as well as the hardworking people behind the scenes.
Carvetii Coffee, based at Threlkeld Business Park, was set up in 2011 and is co-owned and founded by Gareth Kemble and Angharad Macdonald.
It is the only coffee roaster to have two products being judged in the finals of the coffee category.
Gareth said: “It is a huge honour to get not only one but two of our products in front of some of the most respected names in the food and drink industry.
“We’re beyond thrilled to be shortlisted for products that reflect our business really well and that are different to many mainstream blends.”
Natasha Lovell-Smith, editor of Great British Food magazine and organiser of the awards, said: “Each year, our awards entries yield exciting new flavours from all across Britain, ‘undiscovered’ local gems as well as better known British producer-brands.
“To win an award means your product is truly one of the best in Britain and is a seal of its provenance, too.”
Judges include many of the nation’s best-loved chefs, cooks, and critics with recognisable names ranging from the Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr, and Raymond Blanc to Miguel Barclay, William Sitwell and Olly Smith.
Winners will be revealed on 29th October and be featured in the autumn issue of Great British Food magazine.