Hilton Durban Bursts With Flavour To Take Top Coffee Award

Lobby Lounge Coffee Bar named in SA Coffee Excellence Awards

This information originated in U.K. English.

October 23, 2012

DURBAN, South Africa - South Africans are renowned coffee lovers and, according to a recent report by Euromonitor International, discerning customers are increasingly seeking value for money when buying their favourite brew.

Durban-ites, just like all South Africans, are leading increasingly busy lives and convenience is so important to attracting and retaining loyal customers. Whilst most have been affected by the economic downturn, consumers remain vigilant and seek value for money when purchasing coffee.

It's trends like this that has Hilton Durban's general manager, Mohamed Hamza, grinning from ear to ear. His hotel's Lobby Lounge Coffee Bar was awarded the 2012 Coffee Excellence Award by the Specialty Coffee Association of SA (SCASA), a national award, regarded as one of the highest accolades in the industry and presented only to those establishments that demonstrate a passion for service, value for money and product excellence. The Lobby Lounge is the only coffee bar in Durban to have received this award.

The Lobby Lounge Coffee Bar at Hilton Durban originally opened as a specialty coffee shop 15 years ago and remains committed to selling superior coffee; serving around 1 500 cups per month. "We've always believed that we serve some of the best coffee in the region and we're delighted to have this belief confirmed by the award," said Hamza.

"The Lobby Lounge Coffee Bar is the only establishment in Durban to have received this award and we are so proud of this achievement. We serve quality coffee in great surroundings but at a great value for money price and as a result, we're not only a firm favourite with guests, but we are very popular with city residents."

The SCASA awards evaluated 27 different coffee bars in five regions and the results are based on in-store evaluations of the coffee bars by 11 different judges.

Contact

Davina Martin
Fleishman-Hillard (for Hilton Durban)
+27 11 548 2007
davina.malan@fleishman.co.za

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