Vancouver Iced Summer Drink Challenge Winners 2020

The  Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge was a success featuring creations from cafes and restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from August 12 – September 6, 2020. 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.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{110 points}

Whisk Matcha Café

Sparkling Matcha Raspberry

Price is $7.95/16oz

Created by: Team Whisk Matcha

Description: Inspired by seasonality, this refreshing drink is handcrafted with housemade organic raspberry puree, a splash of fresh lime juice, fizzy soda, topped with our organic premium Uji matcha, and filled with Vancouver’s summer joy.

Offered: All the time

Whisk Matcha Cafe

39 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 558-3232

Web:https://whiskmatcha.ca/

Instagram @whiskmatchayvr

2nd Place:

{99 points}

Delany’s Coffee House

Delany’s Mocha Chiller

Price: 12 oz: $4.50; 20 oz: $5.40

Created by: Delany’s Edgemont team

Description: It is a delicious blended iced coffee beverage topped off with our famous Delany’s chocolate whip.

Offered: all the time

Delany’s Coffee House

1105 Denman Street, Vancouver

3099 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver

169-1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

2424 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Web: https://www.delanyscoffee.com/

Instagram @delanyscoffee

3rd Place:

{96 points}

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Cloud9

Price: $5.50

Created by: Barista, Amigo Wang

Description: Inspired by cocktails and coffee drinks from Spain, the new Trees’ Cloud9 is beyond your wildest dreams. A base of Coconut Milk and Violet syrup for a taste of heaven. The blue curacao combined with whipped cream makes the cloudy sky. Blend all with ice, close your eyes, forget about the crazy world we are living in and you will feel a taste of paradise.

ingredients list: Water, Coconut Milk, Blue Curacao, Violet Syrup, Coconut Flavour.

Offered: all the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street | Phone (604) 684-5022

970 George Street |604-215-1846

321 Water Street | Phone (604) 633-3880

738 Granville Street |Phone (604) 688-0388

2655 Arbutus Street | Phone (604) 732-0092

1598 West Broadway | Phone 778-379-4050

Web: https://treescoffee.com/

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

Cloud9

Price: $5.50

Created by: Barista, Amigo Wang

Description: Inspired by cocktails and coffee drinks from Spain, the new Trees’ Cloud9 is beyond your wildest dreams. A base of Coconut Milk and Violet syrup for a taste of heaven. The blue curacao combined with whipped cream makes the cloudy sky. Blend all with ice, close your eyes, forget about the crazy world we are living in and you will feel a taste of paradise.

ingredients list: Water, Coconut Milk, Blue Curacao, Violet Syrup, Coconut Flavour.

Offered: all the time

Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

450 Granville Street | Phone (604) 684-5022

970 George Street |604-215-1846

321 Water Street | Phone (604) 633-3880

738 Granville Street |Phone (604) 688-0388

2655 Arbutus Street | Phone (604) 732-0092

1598 West Broadway | Phone 778-379-4050

Web: https://treescoffee.com/

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Instagram: @treescoffee

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Whisk Matcha Café

Sparkling Matcha Raspberry

Price is $7.95/16oz

Created by: Team Whisk Matcha

Description: Inspired by seasonality, this refreshing drink is handcrafted with housemade organic raspberry puree, a splash of fresh lime juice, fizzy soda, topped with our organic premium Uji matcha, and filled with Vancouver’s summer joy.

Offered: All the time

Whisk Matcha Cafe

39 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 558-3232

Web:https://whiskmatcha.ca/

Instagram @whiskmatchayvr

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Delany’s Coffee House

Delany’s Mocha Chiller

Price: 12 oz: $4.50; 20 oz: $5.40

Created by: Delany’s Edgemont team

Description: It is a delicious blended iced coffee beverage topped off with our famous Delany’s chocolate whip.

Offered: all the time

Delany’s Coffee House

1105 Denman Street, Vancouver

3099 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver

169-1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver

2424 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Web: https://www.delanyscoffee.com/

Instagram @delanyscoffee

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: David Peng, Jessica Chan and Webster Licaros.

Thank you to all the cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the Iced Summer Drink Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning cafes to try their Iced Summer Drink creations! See all the Iced Summer Drink Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak