LOCAL Tea & Coffee company Robert Roberts is celebrating after no fewer than TEN of its products that were awarded gold stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards in London.

The Lisburn-based company’s  Java Coffee Beans product was particularly successful, receiving  the highly prestigious 3 Gold Stars accolade, the only Northern Ireland coffee product to do so.

The Great Taste Awards is the benchmark for fine food and drink in the UK and is seen as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world with food and drink being blind-tasted  by experts including chefs, buyers and food critics.

Only 120 out of the 8,807 products entered across all categories this year were awarded 3 gold-stars which judges describe as exceptional food or drink that has an indefinable ‘something extra’.

Robert Roberts’ Marketing Manager Sinead Adair is delighted with the brand’s success this year.

“In total we received ten awards ranging from 3 stars to 1 star at this year’s Great Taste Awards which is a fantastic achievement for Robert Roberts and a wonderful recognition of the outstanding quality that we strive for in all of our products,” said Sinead.

“We are delighted that our Java Beans was the only local coffee product to be awarded the highly sought after 3 gold-stars and we will now be putting this product through to the Gold Fork Awards which will be taking place this month and is where most of the Michelin Star Chefs select products for their restaurants over the coming year,” she added.

Robert Roberts’ Great Taste Awards 2012/13;

  • 3 Gold Stars – Java Coffee Beans Foodservice
  • 2 Gold Stars – Vivaldi Coffee Beans Foodservice
  • 1 Gold Star – Colombian Coffee Retail
  • 1 Gold Star – American Coffee Retail
  • 1 Gold Star – Costa Rica Coffee Retail
  • 1 Gold Star – Guatemala Coffee Retail
  • 1 Gold Star – Havana Coffee Retail
  • 1 Gold Star – Bistro Coffee Blend Foodservice
  • 1 Gold Star -Diplomat Coffee Blend Foodservice
  • 1 Gold Star – Luxury Leaf Tea/Campbells

Robert Roberts have been hand roasting coffee and blending tea in Ireland since 1905 and has remained a firm favourite with consumers for over 100 years.   For further information contact us at 02892 673316.