Winners of Tea & Coffee Global Supplier Awards announced

With over 1,000 votes cast in the inaugural Tea & Coffee Global supplier Awards, Bell Publishing has announced the winners of Best Tea Supplier and Best Coffee Supplier.

Voted by members of the industry, the Tea & Coffee Global Supplier Awards celebrate and reward excellence within the tea and coffee industry.

Anverally Tea scooped the award for Best Tea Supplier. Founded on a passion to provide the finest Ceylon tea, Anverally Tea is dedicated to the unique place that tea drinking commands at the core of daily life around the world. Drawing on four generations of tea blending and tasting experience, the company today is one of the largest tea exporters from Sri Lanka.

Innovation, dynamism and passion – are the core values that drive Mohamed Anverally – chairman of Anverally and Sons (Pvt) Ltd and his team’s monumental success. His strategy involves long term perspective to build sustainable brands globally.

“We are delighted to be honoured as Best Tea Supplier at the Tea and Coffee Global Supplier Awards 2019,” said Mohamed Anverally, chairman Anverally Tea Sri Lanka.

“The art of Ceylon tea is one that has not changed for years. It is simple, pure and close to the earth as is the process at Anverally Tea, Sri Lanka – straight from leaf to cup through a sustainable value chain. This year has been one of expansion, innovation and opportunity at Anverally Tea. Every idea we have, every product we develop and every tea blend we create – all stem from the voice of our valued consumers globally.

“We have been redefining tea experiences since 1890 and this has been possible owing to a committed and spirited team which is driven by our core values of innovation, dynamism and passion. This award indeed demonstrates that the world’s best tea comes from Ceylon and Ceylon’s best tea comes from Anverally.”

In coffee, Caravela Coffee was voted Best Coffee Supplier. An importer and exporter of specialty green coffee, Caravela Coffee responsibly sources coffee from 4,000 coffee producers across eight countries in Latin America, the majority of which are small-holder farmers.

The company facilitates relationships between small-scale producers and coffee roasters, based on the principles of transparency and traceability with no barriers to information access.

Through technical assistance provided by its PECA educators, Siembra y Cosecha program, farmer field schools, and virtual classrooms in remote coffee communities Caravela generates impact at origin countries and provides resources that coffee producers can use to improve the quality of their coffee, the productivity and efficiency of their farms, and ultimately their livelihoods. The company is committed to fostering economic empowerment by promoting quality coffee and rewarding farmers for it with higher prices and personal recognition.

Commenting on the awards, events manager at Bell Publishing Megan Freeman said: “Congratulations to our winners. We were delighted with the number of entries for our Supplier Awards, and to have over 1,000 independent votes cast in our first year was more than we could ever have imagined. We look forward to how these awards will grow in the future.”

The next Tea & Coffee Global Supplier Awards will take place at the Tea & Coffee World Cup, in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2020.

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