Specialty coffee roaster celebrates success seven times at award shows

Kev Burrows, founder of Iron & Fire

The Great Taste Awards are widely recognized as a label of excellence in the food and beverage market and all products submitted for judging are blind tasted by a panel of experts. Iron & Fire’s coffees have already received awards in 2017, 2019 and 2021, but in the latest round of judging, seven of its coffees were recognized for their exceptional taste.

Iron & Fire’s “Severn Blend” is a South American coffee and offers a full-bodied, smooth coffee drink with rich chocolate and nutty flavors. The judges, awarding it two stars, commented on its consistent, even roasted and nutty tones. Other recognized Iron & Fire blends were: Colombian Jazz, Iron & Fire’s flagship coffee used by top cafes and restaurants nationwide; On the Rocks, a coffee aged in whiskey casks; Tutti Fruti; Shock to Block; Zewdu; and Mombasa Twilight.

Iron & Fire Founder Kev Burrows said, “It’s great to be recognized for what we do. Our goal is to produce great coffee that consumers and cafe owners love, but it’s always reassuring to get some extra validation from those who judge our coffees on taste alone. The award-winning coffees cover a wide range of tastes and we’ve spent a lot of time carefully crafting roast profiles for all of these coffees, so it’s nice to know the effort is appreciated.

“We’ve built a great team of coffee-loving people, invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment, and spent countless hours on our own research to perfect the coffees we produce and receive these awards that make it all worth it. “

Not resting on their laurels, the Iron & Fire team have also been announced as finalists in the Great British Food Awards with two blends shortlisted in the coffee category.

Kev added: “2022 has been a hugely successful year for us as a team and to be recognized by the big and the good in the specialty food and beverage business is extremely humbling.

“We don’t take success for granted, but we put a tremendous amount of passion and hard work into everything we do, so when we’re recognized on the national stage with these awards, all that hard work is worth it. We find out how we fared at the Great British Food Awards in late October.

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