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Thursday 14 December 2017

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IRISH tea and coffee company Robert Roberts has won four gold awards at an event known as the Oscars of the food and drinks industry.

The Great Taste Awards 2013 was adjudicated by 405 judges over 50 days. The results were announced yesterday in London.

The company won the awards for its Colombian Coffee, Java Beans Coffee, Luxury Fairtrade Tea and Espresso Segovia Beans.

The success followed last year's competition, in which the company secured one award.

Garath Scully, master coffee roaster at Robert Roberts, said: "The illustrious Great Taste Awards logo is a clear indicator of quality food and drink products.

"As the world's largest blind-tasted food and drink accreditation scheme, gold stars are widely recognised and are a trusted benchmark for shoppers and our food service customers."

The Great Taste Awards received a record number of entries in 2013 with just under 10,000 products submitted by 2,016 businesses.

In June 2013, Robert Roberts invested €350,000 in a new Brambatti roaster, Gaynor, a first for the company since 1989, which roasts all of the company's coffee.

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