Aussies Win in Seattle
An Australian innovation has taken out the Best New Product—Coffee Accessory Award at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle.
The American expo provides a platform for the coffee industry to see what’s new on a global scale. Detpak’s new Precision Series hot cups took out the award, following local recognition in the People’s Choice Awards and taking out second place in the Judges Choice of the Product Innovation Awards at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in March.
The cup range was designed in collaboration with Australian specialty coffee professionals, including Craig Simon, three-time and current Australian Barista Champion, who said the cups provide a solution for one of the barista’s longest standing challenges.
“The new Precision Series helps us serve a consistent coffee taste and strength in every size,” Craig said.
The cups provide an accurate metric measure of volume and align with commonly used ceramics in most specialty cafes.
Detpak’s Design and Innovation Manager Andrew Good said, “Developing the Precision Series was about taking what we’d learnt from Australian specialty coffee professionals and creating a cup range to reflect this.
“Initial testing revealed that not only do current takeaway cups not match with what a customer would get if their bought their coffee to have-in-café, but volumes were also largely not true to what the cup said it was.”