Following last year’s host of gold accolades at the 2012 Great Taste Awards, Irish coffee and tea company, Robert Roberts has just been awarded four Golds at the Great Taste Awards 2013 for its Colombian Coffee, Java Beans Coffee, Luxury Fairtrade Tea and Espresso Segovia Beans.

Highly regarded as the Oscars of the Food and Beverage Industry, the accolades were announced yesterday afternoon, 7th August 2013, with only three Irish tea and coffee companies listed as being a ‘Great Taste Award’ winner in 2013.

405 judges completed 50 days of judging, which took place from May through to the last week in July and commenced, for the first time, with a week’s judging in Ireland.

Renowned for its quality tea and coffee products, this is the fifth consecutive year that Robert Roberts has been recognised by the Great Taste Awards, which are organised by the Guild of Fine Food.

Garath Scully, Master Coffee Roaster at Robert Roberts comments:

“In 2012, our Java Beans Coffee was awarded the highest-possible accolade, which was amazing achievement for the company and we are thrilled that Robert Roberts has been recognised yet again by the Guild of Fine Food.” 

On explaining what makes winning gold at the Great Taste Awards so special to Robert Roberts, Marketing Manager, Roisin O’Shea adds:

“The illustrious Great Taste Awards logo is a clear indicator of quality food and drink products. As the world’s largest blind-tasted food and drink accreditation scheme, gold stars are widely-recognised and are a trusted benchmark for shoppers and our foodservice customers.

“Being awarded ‘gold’ conveys ‘the best of’, not just in Ireland but on an international level, and we’re thrilled that four of our products will proudly display the Great Taste Awards logo in the year ahead.”

The Great Taste Awards received a record number of entries in 2013 with just under 10,000 products submitted by 2,016 businesses.