Fancy a cuppa? Aldi brand wins a nod from international coffee awards

Aldi continues to make a name for itself with coffee enthusiasts.

Aldi continues to make a name for itself with coffee enthusiasts. Photo: TND/Aldi

Aldi might be best known for its low-cost alternatives to brand-name products, but that doesn’t mean taste is always sacrificed.

The 2024 World Series of the Golden Bean Awards, which claims to be the world’s largest coffee roasting competition, has named Aldi Australia and long-term partner Black Bag Roasters as winners of the Overall Large Chain Champion category for their Lazzio coffee beans.

Having been crowned Australia’s best four years in a row between 2019 and 2022 at the Australian Golden Bean Awards, this is the first World Series win for Lazzio.

In a statement, Aldi Australia said this win not only cements Australia’s position as the best coffee in the world, but confirms that the world’s best coffee can be found at Aldi.

Last year also saw another big win for the supermarket coffee brand, which took out the Best Coffee Beans title in Canstar’s 2023 Most Satisfied Customer Awards, beating out Lavazza and Vittoria Coffee.

There are 11 products in Aldi’s Lazzio range, with beans hailing from traditional international coffee capitals such as Brazil, Honduras, Peru, Colombia and Nicaragua.

No matter where the beans come from, the coffee has a local touch after being roasted in Melbourne by local company Black Bag Roasters.

The win comes as this year marks a decade for the partnership between Aldi and Black Bag Roasters, which began in December 2014.

Aldi Australia coffee buying director Daniel Quinlan said the recent World Series win was a not to the quality Aldi works hard to deliver to customers by working closely with the best supplier partners.

“As a nation obsessed with its coffee, we’re proud to partner with Black Bag Roasters to bring locally roasted, award-winning, world-class coffee to our customers,” he said.

“With prices starting at just 10 cents a cup, Lazzio is a luxury everyone can afford.”

Black Bag Roasters director Lance Brown said it was “humbling” to receive such high praise at the World Series of the Golden Bean Awards.

“Our nine-year partnership with ALDI continues to take us to new heights, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this result,” Brown said.

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