Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a great success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 11 – February 4, 2018 and their customers voted for their favourites throughout the challenge.

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Nick Ng, Jacky Chui and Andrew Chan.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{102 points}

Spade

Perché No! (Why Not!)

(AKA “why not!” in Italian)

Price: $7.50

Created by: Kathleen Pearce and Chloe Wood

Description: Spade’s offering to this year’s Signature Coffee Drink Challenge is a reflection of what we strive and stand for here at Spade; creativity, innovation, quality and fun! Our “Perche No (Why Not!) consists of a 6oz latte made with ginger spiked whole milk, our Settebello espresso, a dreamy layer of sweet chantilly cream flushed with beetroot, and finally topped with a spiced pistachio and orange sugar tuille – which we make in house, every day. You can crack the top of the tuille with a spoon (think crème brulee!) – or dip the tuille into the sweet cream and coffee. Here at Spade we scale and measure every shot of espresso to create balance and perfection in every cup of coffee. Come in today and indulge with us – Why not!

Times offered: 8AM-6PM, 7 days a week

Spade

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-4092

Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/

Instagram @spadevancouver

Kathleen Pearce and Chloe Wood

2nd Place:

{91.5 points}

Beyond Coffee

Red Velvet Latte

Price: $4.00

Description: It’s a vanilla latte with a hint of chocolate, whipping cream and sprinkles on top.

Created by: all the staff

Offered: Daily, all the time.

Beyond Coffee

1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.century-plaza.com/beyond-coffee/

Twitter @dine_at_beyond

Instagram: @beyond_coffee_vancouver

 

3rd Place (tie):

{88 points}

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

Aztec Mocha

Price: $5.50 small (12oz); $6.25 large (16oz)

Description: This spicy mocha is our take on the classic Chilly-Chocolate combination. The spicy flavour of chili combined with aromatic dark chocolate makes for an exhilarating taste experience. Our Aztec Mocha gets you into a chocolaty bliss before BOOM! The taste of the chili bursts through the chocolate and sets your mouth on fire with the explosion of taste.

Created by: the team

Offered: all the time

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

321 West Pender Street, Vancouver

And

9203 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Twitter @RepublicaCR

Instagram @republicaroasters

 

3rd Place (tie):

{88 points}

Dalina

Mi-Tiro-Su Latte

Price: $7

Description: It is a take on our favourite dessert and it is comprised of: espresso, baileys, cream, milk, dark chocolate and topped with lady fingers

Created by: Mark De Jesus

Offered: Daily between 9am-9pm

Dalina

687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-4364

Web: www.dalina.ca

Instagram @dalinavancouver

 

3rd Place (tie):

{88 points}

Panidor Bakery Café

The New Year’s Resolution

Price: $4.00

Created by: Layla Osberg

Description: Hot Coconut Buttered Latte with spices

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday

Panidor Bakery Café

3080 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 877-3588

Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/

Instagram @panidor_bakery

 

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Coffee Drink creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

Aztec Mocha

Price: $5.50 small (12oz); $6.25 large (16oz)

Description: This spicy mocha is our take on the classic Chilly-Chocolate combination. The spicy flavour of chili combined with aromatic dark chocolate makes for an exhilarating taste experience. Our Aztec Mocha gets you into a chocolaty bliss before BOOM! The taste of the chili bursts through the chocolate and sets your mouth on fire with the explosion of taste.

Created by: the team

Offered: all the time

Republica Coffee Roasters Cafe

321 West Pender Street, Vancouver

And

9203 Glover Road, Fort Langley

Twitter @RepublicaCR

Instagram @republicaroasters

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Spade

Perché No! (Why Not!)

(AKA “why not!” in Italian)

Price: $7.50

Created by: Kathleen Pearce and Chloe Wood

Description: Spade’s offering to this year’s Signature Coffee Drink Challenge is a reflection of what we strive and stand for here at Spade; creativity, innovation, quality and fun! Our “Perche No (Why Not!) consists of a 6oz latte made with ginger spiked whole milk, our Settebello espresso, a dreamy layer of sweet chantilly cream flushed with beetroot, and finally topped with a spiced pistachio and orange sugar tuille – which we make in house, every day. You can crack the top of the tuille with a spoon (think crème brulee!) – or dip the tuille into the sweet cream and coffee. Here at Spade we scale and measure every shot of espresso to create balance and perfection in every cup of coffee. Come in today and indulge with us – Why not!

Times offered: 8AM-6PM, 7 days a week

Spade

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-4092

Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/

Instagram @spadevancouver

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Dalina

Mi-Tiro-Su Latte

Price: $7

Description: It is a take on our favourite dessert and it is comprised of: espresso, baileys, cream, milk, dark chocolate and topped with lady fingers

Created by: Mark De Jesus

Offered: Daily between 9am-9pm

Dalina

687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-4364

Web: www.dalina.ca

Instagram @dalinavancouver

 

Thank you to the baristas and cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the coffee creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning cafes to try their Coffee creations! See all the Coffee Challenge entries here.

By: Richard Wolak