Signature Coffee Drink Challenge 2021 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge was a success featuring unique coffee creations at cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their creation on their menu from January 8-31, 2021 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: AJ Heraghty, Rebecca Coleman and Tony Huynh

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{105 points}

Craft Cafe

O Canada log cabin latte

Price: $5.25

Created by: Cynthia Solorzano

Description: Like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day

Offered: all the time

Craft Cafe

960 Quayside Dr Unit 115, New Westminster

Tel:778-655-8305

Web:https://www.craftcafe.ca/

Instagram @craftcafe.ca

2nd Place:

{104 points}

Cafe Portrait

Portrait Turkish Coffee

Price: $4.85

Created by: Dennis Dalyanci

Description: Turkish Coffee is an espresso sized drink with a creamy, nutty and sweet mouthfeel.

Offered: all the time

Cafe Portrait

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel:604-915-6993

Web:https://www.cafeportrait.com/

Instagram @cafeportrait_

3rd Place:

{95 points}

The Belgian Chocolate Café

Seahorse Swirl Mocha

Price: $6.50

Created by: Koki Tanabe

Description: A frothy mocha macchiato with chocolate powder as garnish. Completed with seahorse chocolate decoration on stir stick to swirl at one’s pleasure for additional chocolate flavor.

Offered: all the time

The Belgian Chocolate Cafe

30 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 951-8828

Web: http://thebelgianchocolate.cafe/

Instagram @thebelgianchocolatecafe

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:

Craft Cafe

O Canada log cabin latte

Price: $5.25

Created by: Cynthia Solorzano

Description: Like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day

Offered: all the time

Craft Cafe

960 Quayside Dr Unit 115, New Westminster

Tel:778-655-8305

Web:https://www.craftcafe.ca/

Instagram @craftcafe.ca

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Cafe Portrait

Portrait Turkish Coffee

Price: $4.85

Created by: Dennis Dalyanci

Description: Turkish Coffee is an espresso sized drink with a creamy, nutty and sweet mouthfeel.

Offered: all the time

Cafe Portrait

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel:604-915-6993

Web:https://www.cafeportrait.com/

Instagram @cafeportrait_

3rd Place People’s Choice:

The Belgian Chocolate Café

Seahorse Swirl Mocha

Price: $6.50

Created by: Koki Tanabe

Description: A frothy mocha macchiato with chocolate powder as garnish. Completed with seahorse chocolate decoration on stir stick to swirl at one’s pleasure for additional chocolate flavor.

Offered: all the time

The Belgian Chocolate Cafe

30 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 951-8828

Web: http://thebelgianchocolate.cafe/

Instagram @thebelgianchocolatecafe

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