Nabob Coffee Company Launches New BOLD Blends with International Award

- New Beans. New Coffee. New NABOB. -

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Nabob Coffee Company is celebrating its re-invention with the introduction of three  innovative new BOLD blends developed specifically for sophisticated and discerning Canadian coffee connoisseurs - the award winning Midnight Eclipse, Gastown Grind, and Full City Dark.

Nabob BOLD Midnight Eclipse receives prestigious Superior Taste Award
The new Nabob BOLD Midnight Eclipse received a stamp of quality in taste from the International Taste and Quality Institute (ITQI) Superior Taste Award, scoring two out of three stars, deeming it a "remarkable brew". The Superior Taste Award is likened to the "Michelin Guide of Food and Drink" where products are rewarded based on their own merit. Products are individually blind tested by a panel of judges composed of members of the most prestigious culinary institutions of Europe such as, the Maîtres Cuisiniers of Belgium and France.

Products are evaluated based on their aroma, flavour, appearance, and after-taste.  In particular, ITQI noted that it is exceptional to have reached such a high score for a product not yet in market as many brands take years perfecting their product before entering it into this competition.

"There is an art to roasting the perfect BOLD coffee and with our new blends we wanted to marry the subtle flavours, cocoa, citrus, smoky, caramel, that really bring the coffee to life in the cup," said Jenn Castro, Nabob Roast Master "Our new BOLD blends are about bringing out the very best in each bean of coffee we roast."

New BOLD Blends Created for Canadians
In addition to Nabob's award-winning BOLD Midnight Eclipse, the coffee company introduced two other BOLD blends - Gastown Grind and Full City Dark.

Gastown Grind - Medium Bold Roast
In 1896 the Nabob Coffee Co. was founded in Gastown, a quaint neighbourhood in Vancouver B.C. that's rich in history and personality. Its namesake, our new Gastown Grind blend, is a bold brew full of nutty and caramelly flavours roasted to perfection.

Full City Dark - Dark Bold Roast
This previously enjoyed blend has now moved into the BOLD lineup, as it is our darkest roast! An authentically rich, full city dark roast - it cannot contain its smoky, full-bodied flavour that is velvety smooth.

More New Nabob Offerings
In addition to the BOLD lineup, the Nabob Coffee Company also recently launched a trio of single origin Whole Bean coffees - 100% Colombian, Costa Rica and Guatemala. The Whole Bean line allows consumers to grind their coffee fresh, just the way they like it, experiencing the unique flavours of each origin. Visit www.nabob.ca for more details on the new BOLD Blends and Whole Bean Coffees.

New packaging
Nabob introduced new packaging across its entire product roster this fall, and supported these new efforts with a multi-platform marketing campaign with the tagline - New Beans. New Coffee. New NABOB.

The Nabob Coffee Co. continues to strive to bring Canadians premium quality coffee while helping the environment, farmers and their communities. Nabob received the 2012 Sustainable Standard-Setter Award from the Rainforest Alliance for its commitment to sourcing sustainable coffee. Additionally, NABOB recently partnered with TerraCycle® - a pioneering upcycling and recycling company that gives your coffee bags a second life by recycling them into everyday plastic products such as garbage cans, tote bins and planters. For more information on how to recycle your coffee bags with TerraCycle, please visit terracycle.ca.

About the Nabob Coffee Company
The Nabob Coffee Company was founded in Gastown, in 1896, by Robert Kelly and Frank Douglas. Their passion for coffee began on Water Street in Vancouver, first at number 123 and then 375 which is The Landing building today. This is where they started with premium quality coffee beans to roast and blend great tasting coffee for Western Canadians. Today, Nabob Coffee Company continues that passion by selecting more than 60% of their coffee beans from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms to create great tasting, sustainable grown coffee at a fair price for all Canadians to enjoy.*

*Except for Sumatra blend, which contains 45% Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM beans.

Video with caption: "Video: In celebration of the launch of new Bold Blends and Whole Bean Coffees, Nabob Coffee Co. teamed up with type designer Jeff Rogers to create a one-of-a-kind hand-lettered chalkboard ad in downtown Toronto. ". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpFeeTXA7Hs&feature=youtu.be

SOURCE: Nabob Coffee Company

For further information:

Betsy Cooper
b*co communications
Email: cooper@b-co.ca
T - 778-229-4947

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