Australian coffee cups win international awards

Detpak Pty Ltd

Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Australian coffee cups win international awards

Australian-owned paper and board manufacturer Detpak has been recognised for its new series of hot cups at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle.

The Best New Product Awards consist of 10 different product categories and recognise new products that provide quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry.

Detpak was awarded the ‘Best New Product – Coffee Accessory’ Award for its Precision series coffee cups which aimed to address the issue of ingredient ratios affecting product quality in takeaway cups. They were designed in collaboration with Australian specialty coffee professionals including Veneziano Coffee Roasters, Tim Adams Specialty Coffee, Genovese Coffee and Pilgrim Coffee.

Previously, there was a lack of consistency between dine-in and takeaway cups as disposable coffee cups tended to be larger than advertised. To address this, the Precision series cups provide an accurate metric measure of volume, available in 160, 200, 240 and 320 mL, aligning with commonly used ceramics in most specialty cafes.

Detpak’s Design and Innovation Manager Andrew Good explained, “Initial testing revealed that not only do current takeaway cups not match with what a customer would get if they bought their coffee to have in-cafe, but volumes were also largely not true to what the cup said it was.

“Each cup in our new range is of a volume that promotes the ultimate in coffee taste and experience by allowing for the perfect ratio of coffee to milk.”

Craig Simon from Veneziano Coffee Roasters, and three-time and current Australian Barista Champion, similarly praised the cups.

“The new Precision Series helps us serve a consistent coffee taste and strength in every size,” he said. “Coffee lovers no longer have to compromise on taste when they take away their daily cup.”

They have also gained recognition in the People’s Choice Award and were awarded second place in the Judges Choice of the Product Innovation Awards at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in March.

Image courtesy of the Detmold Group.

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