Awards At IICF 2018

The awards function at IICF 2018 celebrated and recognised achievers across various segments of the coffee sector. The list of Awards Winners is as mentioned below:

Exhibitor Awards:
The Exhibitor Awards were presented under the two below-mentioned categories:-

Best Management & Interaction:

Gold Award: Astoria
Silver Award: True South
Bronze Award: SNS Propack

Most Innovative Design

Gold Award: TATA Coffee
Silver Award: Hindustan Unilever Limited
Bronze Award:Nestle India

India's Best Cafe Awards:

For Best Cafe Awards, we received 40 entries and over 70 nominations from Cafe's all across India. The winner's were selected by popular vote online and the results of which were announced during the IICF Awards Ceremony on January 19th 2018. The winners are:-

1. Best Stand-Alone Café: Bean Here, Allahabad
2. Best Café Service : Meraki The Coffee House, Surat
3. Best Food at a Café : Piccadily Square, Kolkata
4. Best Themed Café : Bean Here, Allahabad
5. Café serving the Best ‘Filter Café’ : Kalmane Koffees, Bengaluru
6. Best Café Chain: Ciclo Café

Best Micro Roaster Cafe Awards (Bengaluru):
We received around 10 nominations from Bengaluru-based cafes. The IICF committee did a blind sample collection, after which the samples were blind-evaluated by an experienced jury. 2 entries were presented with awards, while 2 more entries were presented with certificates of commendation.


1. Best Micro Roaster-Café Award 2018 for South Indian Filter Black Coffee -
Flying Squirrel for ‘Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend’

2. Best Micro Roaster-Café Award 2018 for French Press Coffee [Wild Card Entry] -
Third Wave Coffee Roasters for ‘Attikan Estate’

1. Certificate of Commendation for Coffee-Chicory Blend as South Indian Filter Black Coffee -
Kalmane Koffees for ‘Bluegrass’

2. Certificate of Creativity for South Indian Filter Black Coffee -
Coffee Mechanics for ‘Srilakshmi Estate’

Best Curer Awards:

1. IICF 2018 Best Curer Gold Award: NKG India Coffee Pvt. Ltd.
2. IICF2018 Best Curer Silver Award : Chamundi Curing Works
3. IICF 2018 Best Curer Bronze Award : Kushalnagar Works (TATA)