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Best of the Best

Cooperativa Cocabel from Honduras

Coffee Lovers’ Choice

Cooperativa Cocabel from Honduras


Nereo Ballestriero

Ballestriero has twice won the Best Bar of Italy award (2011 – 2014) for the ability to innovate with an offer that combines a European breath with the local tradition adopting the zero kilometer, knowing how to open up to international suggestions and flavors and ensuring the same completeness of offer and quality from morning to late night.

Rupert Blease

Blease is chef and co-owner with spouse/chef Carrie Blease of Lord Stanley, a San Francisco based restaurant that has racked up plenty of acclaim, maintaining a Michelin star year over year, and clinching the #3 Best New Restaurant in America spot from Bon Appétit magazine in 2016.

Giada De Laurentiis

De Larentiis is the Emmy award winning television personality of Food Network’s Everyday ItalianGiada at Home, Giada In ItalyGiada’s Holiday HandbookGiada EntertainsGiada On The Beach, a judge on Food Network Star, a NBC Today Show contributor, a successful restaurateur with restaurants GIADA, Pronto by Giada and GDL Italian. She is the author of nine New York Times bestselling cookbooks, including her most recent, Giada’s Italy. She also launched the lifestyle and e-commerce platform,, which features Italian lifestyle content spanning recipes, travel, entertaining and Italian pantry products.

Erica Firpo

Firpo is lifestyle, food and travel journalist and podcast host. Contributor to Washington Post, Fathom, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, and more. Editor of ISSIMO.

Maritza Elizabeth Hernandez

Hernandez is an expert taster from Instituto Hondureño Del Café – Cupping expert Q Grader. Trained in analytic evaluation of coffee and skilled in measurement uncertainty in evaluating the coffee. With more than 10 years of experience in coffee tasting.

Michael Kempf

Kempf is chef of the FACIL restaurant in THE MANDALA hotel Berlin with two Michelin stars. Kitchen for the TV show ARD Buffet. He got the first Michelin star at the age of 26. Gault-Millau’s “Rising Star of the Year” was followed in 2008, and in 2013 together with his team he received the second Michelin star. 2018 and 2019 he achieved a score of 19 points by Gault Millau.

Antonia Klugmann

Klugmann since 2015 she is one Michelin star at the restaurant L’Argine di Vencò (Go) in Italy. Best Female Chef for the main Italian Guides in the past years, in 2020 Antonia Klugmann is the first women to be awarded as Best Chef of The Year by Identità Golose Guide. She was one of judges of the 7th Edition of Masterchef Italia.

Luz Stella Artajo Medina

Medina is an expert taster, Ph.D Experienced Q Grader and Q Processing Instructor, auditor of the Cup of excellence (COE) in Colombia for several years. She has been working with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) as Regional Coordinator for South America, and currently as an Expert Coffee Consultant in cupping and processing, participating in recognized world projects. She attended illy’s Master of Economics of Coffee.

Emmanuel Rubin

Rubin is co-founder of Le Fooding®, co-director of Achab Food&Beverage Ideas. Author of numerous books and guides dedicated to gastronomy. Food and wine critic of Le Figaro.