Coffee Association of Canada Launches Inaugural Awards Program


Four New Awards Will Celebrate Excellence in the Coffee Community

Toronto, ON – June 20, 2023 – Nominations are now open for the Coffee Association of Canada’s (CAC) inaugural awards program. Winners will be announced at the CAC’s annual Conference on Thursday, November 9th in Toronto.

“It’s time to acknowledge the people and organizations who are exemplifying excellence in the coffee community,” said Robert Carter, CAC President. “We want to celebrate the pioneers who have led the way in the coffee industry in Canada, and also the innovators and new and growing up-and-comers who are already making an impact!”
The 2023 CAC Awards categories include: Lifetime Achievement Award – The CAC’s highest recognition for an individual whose extraordinary and ground-breaking contribution(s) has been a driving force of positive change and has had a significant, profound, and lasting impact on the coffee community.

Innovative Achievement of the Year – This Award recognizes a company, product or service that the Canadian coffee industry widely views as a progressive achievement that will positively benefit the future of coffee. Bonus if there is a goodwill aspect (eg. charity component, environmental or sustainability impact).

Small Chain – Big Impact Award – A coffee business with a minimum of 3 and a maximum 40 locations in Canada that is creating a buzz in the industry – from a marketing, product innovation, diversity & inclusion, charitable or other perspective.

Volunteer of the Year – This Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer whose overall leadership and contributions stood out during the past year.
For more details and to submit a nomination go to:
The deadline for nominations is October 9, 2023. Nominations will be judged by an external committee. Winners will be announced at the CAC Conference on November 9, 2023 at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto.

About the Coffee Association of Canada
The global coffee industry is worth $500 billion as of 2023. In Canada, coffee is the most consumed beverage next to water. The Coffee Association of Canada (CAC) is a registered not-for-profit trade organization whose members include Canadian coffee roasters, retailers, importers and suppliers. Since 1991, the CAC has been an advocate for the industry and a trusted source of research and knowledge, educating and engaging members, consumers, government and the media about coffee news, health benefits and industry trends in Canada and beyond.

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Source: Coffee Talk

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