The award is also a tribute to Ernesto Illy, illycaffè’s late, visionary leader, who deeply believed in scientific research as an unimpeachable source of truth, making possible advances in human development and promoting adherence to the highest ethical standards. For the industry he so loved, science gave Dr. Illy the power to sustain and grow coffee culture in every positive aspect.
Best of the Best: Ahmed Legesse from Ethiopia
Special mention to Honduras
No Coffee Lovers’ Choice the first year
Best of the Best: Ngororero Coffee Washing Station from Rwanda, represented by Ms. Philotée Muzika
Coffee Lovers’ Choice: Ngororero Coffee Washing Station from Rwanda, represented by Ms. Philotée Muzika