Revolver ® have for the fourth year been winners in The Great Taste Awards. Revolver ® Specialty Sumatra achieved 2*, judges described it as “Excellent, smooth mouthfeel. Big flavour upfront. Some ash-y notes but takes sugar well and rounded off really well. Fine example of a big roast, has some balance and some good savoury notes. Good fruity acidity to balance the darker flavours.”
Judges also gave 2* to our Revolver World ® Fairtrade ® Rwanda Munganero single estate. They described it as “Interesting crema, almost orange in colour. First hint on the palate leads you to believe there is going to be too much acidity but it mellows into a very pleasing caramel creaminess.The long finish is very well balanced and reveals good depth – hints of buttery biscuit. For a single origin this took us on an interesting journey.”
The Great Taste Awards are created by the Guild of Fine Foods. Although many coffees are entered into the awards, there are comparatively few winner and only a small percentage are Fairtrade coffees.
John Boyle (Chair) “it’s the people behind the scenes who make the magic happen, the credit goes to the farmers and their co-operatives who care-deeply about the product and our co-operative colleagues in stores, who make everything simple for shoppers“.
Paul Birch (CEO) said “This is the fourth year running we have won Great Taste Awards. These award winning products will be available very soon. It’s great to work with expert buyers and roasters who are able to get the best out of the product.” Revolver ® were awarded the Fair Tax mark earlier in the year (the first Food / Beverage company working in commodities) and just the 20th firm in Britain to receive the award. In 2015 Revolver was awarded the Living Wage Foundation certification and was the 6th company in Birmingham to receive the cities Social Responsibility Charter (now over 300 firms hold the charter mark). Revolver ® is organised as a multi-stakeholder co-operative, members include producers in the developing world. It ranks second for ethics as judged by Ethical Consumer magazine.