Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2019 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 10 – February 3, 2019 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: Andrew Chan, Jacqueline Chui, and Regina Ip.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{94 points}

Storm City Coffee

The Tempest

Price: $5.70

Description: The Tempest is inspired by Storm City’s favourite pastry and the  wintery weather in Vancouver. We have created a black sesame and white  chocolate mocha and topped it with whipped cream and a miniature version  of our famous matcha cream puffs, which we make fresh in house every morning.

Created by: the team

Offered: all the time

Storm City Coffee

3403 West Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 428-9585

Web: https://stormcitycoffee.com/

Instagram: @stormcitycoffee

2nd Place:

{93 points}

Origo Club

Once in a Blue Moon

Price: $6

Description: It’s a cappuccino! We use phantom from moving coffee to make this drink. It’s a single origin guatemala espresso. Nutty and fruity!  Its sweetness other than the blueberry pure, comes from condense milk, and to finish the drink we shave dark chocolate and cinnamon. The drink is served not super hot since the acidity of the blueberry will split the milk if it’s done too high. The foam is quite thick due to this as well.

Created by: Karen Lim

Offered: It’s offered only from 11 am until 5pm.

Origo Club

110-6888 River Road, Richmond

Phone: (604) 285-8889

Web: https://origoclub.ca/

Instagram @origoclub

Origo team

3rd Place:

{91 points}

The Garden Strathcona

The Garden Cookies and Cream Affogato

Price: $6.50

Created by: The team

Description: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream by Say Hello Sweets served with a double shot of Agro Roasters Equinox Espresso and topped with our signature Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie and an espresso cocoa drizzle. Made with organic ingredients and 100% Vegan.

Offered: All the time

The Garden Strathcona

868 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 255-2299

Web:https://thegardenstrathcona.com/

Instagram: @thegardenstrathcona

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:

Kings Café

Kings Mocha Madness

Price: 12oz – $5, 16oz – $5.5

Created by: Kings Team

Description: “Like dessert in a mug!” This Chocolate & Espresso concoction is elevated with Salted Caramel and Cinnamon.

Kings Cafe

2223 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604.434.5764

Web:n/a

Instagram: @kingscafe.winebar

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

The Garden Strathcona

The Garden Cookies and Cream Affogato

Price: $6.50

Created by: The team

Description: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream by Say Hello Sweets served with a double shot of Agro Roasters Equinox Espresso and topped with our signature Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie and an espresso cocoa drizzle. Made with organic ingredients and 100% Vegan.

Offered: All the time

The Garden Strathcona

868 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 255-2299

Web:https://thegardenstrathcona.com/

Instagram: @thegardenstrathcona

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Sweet Somethings

Cupids Coffee

Price: $6.95

Created by: Emma Irvine

Description: Rose milk latte served in a coffee infused eatable waffle cup that has been filled with 70% Callebaut dark chocolate.

Available: all the time

Sweet Somethings

4321 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 842-0261

Web: https://www.sweetsomethingsvancouver.com/

Instagram @sweetsomethingsvancouver

 

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