2016 Awards – Most Popular Coffee Spot

Two sets of wooden cylinders for Knock's feldgrind hand-grinders.So, here it is, the final Coffee Spot Awards Shortlist for 2016, the only one that you, my readers, decide. It’s the “Most Popular Coffee Spot” Award, which is based on the total number of views received by each Coffee Spot in 2016.

This was won last year by Made by Knock: Hausgrind and Feldgrind with just over 1,000 views. This year we have six Coffee Spots which have broken the 1,000 views mark, which I’m quite excited about, although only one of them was published this year! In fact, last year’s winner, Made by Knock, would have won this year, with over 1,850 views, only I’m sticking with the rule I introduced last year and only allowing Coffee Spots published this year into the shortlist.

On that basis, of the 12 most viewed Coffee Spots, two from Glasgow, two are Saturday Supplements and there’s one each from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Guildford, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Shrewsbury which is the widest geographical spread I’ve ever had for this Award.

You can see the shortlist after the gallery.

  • Kicking off the final shortlist, it's Meadow Road Coffee, flying the flag for Glasgow.
  • Another from Glasgow in this year's shortlist, Spitfire Espresso.
  • Representing Shrewsbury, it's Ginger & Co. Coffee.
  • Manchester's Ezra & Gil was a hit this year.
  • Cardiff's The Little Man Coffee Company was big on the Coffee Spot this year.
  • The first Saturday Supplement on this year's shortlist, Speciality Coffee in Capsules?
  • All the way from Bristol, it's Tradewind Espresso.
  • It seems it's not just me that's impressed that Surrey Hills Coffee has opened in Guildford.
  • Representing Birmingham, it's Upstairs Coffee, its popularity out of all proportion to its size!
  • Another with its popularity out of all proportion to its size is Newcastle's Hatch Coffee.
  • Completing a trio of small/takeaway places, it's Pitch in Fulham Broadway.
  • And rounding things off is our second Saturday Supplement, Flat Caps Coffee's Kickstarter.
Kicking off the final shortlist, it's Meadow Road Coffee, flying the flag for Glasgow.1 Another from Glasgow in this year's shortlist, Spitfire Espresso.2 Representing Shrewsbury, it's Ginger & Co. Coffee.3 Manchester's Ezra & Gil was a hit this year.4 Cardiff's The Little Man Coffee Company was big on the Coffee Spot this year.5 The first Saturday Supplement on this year's shortlist, Speciality Coffee in Capsules?6 All the way from Bristol, it's Tradewind Espresso.7 It seems it's not just me that's impressed that Surrey Hills Coffee has opened in Guildford.8 Representing Birmingham, it's Upstairs Coffee, its popularity out of all proportion to its size!9 Another with its popularity out of all proportion to its size is Newcastle's Hatch Coffee.10 Completing a trio of small/takeaway places, it's Pitch in Fulham Broadway.11 And rounding things off is our second Saturday Supplement, Flat Caps Coffee's Kickstarter.12
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There are 12 Coffee Spots on the shortlist this year, all listed in order of publication.

Meadow Road Coffee
Spitfire Espresso
Ginger & Co. Coffee
Ezra & Gil
The Little Man Coffee Company
Speciality Coffee in Capsules?
Tradewind Espresso
Surrey Hills Coffee
Upstairs Coffee
Hatch Coffee
Pitch, Fulham Broadway
Flat Caps Coffee Kickstarter

A special mention also needs to go to the following:

The Milkman, published near the end of 2015, and which had over 1,000 views this year
Beany Green, Paddington, the ever-green Beany Green got another 1,000 views this year
Cotswold Artisan Coffee, another top ten contender, if only it hadn’t been published in 2013
Barker Tea House, another of the 2014 crop doing outstandingly well
The Coffee Spot Guide To Manchester, the most popular of all my Guides

And the winner is Speciality Coffee in Capsules?
Runners-up: Upstairs Coffee and Ezra & Gil

Don’t forget to check out the other 19 Coffee Spot Awards for 2016.


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