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Coffee chain Java House scoops top global award

By Noel Wandera
Monday, November 18th, 2019

Kenya’s Java House Group has won the Brand of the Year award in the Coffee and Food chain  category at the World Branding Awards.

The awards ceremony – which took place at Kensington Palace in London, – recognises the world’s best brands for their work and achievements. The event is a great opportunity for global brands to come together and learn more about each other’s successes.

Java House now joins iconic global brands such as Barclays and Heinz in winning the award.

With just 245 winners from over 3,000 nominated brands, winning the awards is truly an impressive achievement, the   chain of coffee houses said in a statement yesterday.

Java House Chief Executive Paul Smith (pictured) said it was a pleasure and honour to represent the group in receiving the Global Brand Award. 

Fantastic guests

“Without the great team of people being behind everything we do in Java, this would not be possible. I thank them, and all our fantastic guests for supporting us,” said as he received the trophy,” he added.

Java’s achievement comes shortly after they were crowned a super brand in East Africa following a strict selection process by the Super brands Council and consumers from across East Africa.

Since the group’s inception in 1999, Java House has revolutionised how Kenyans perceive coffee while influencing gourmet coffee culture in East Africa.

“In 1999, we introduced coffee drinking and gourmet café culture to Kenya. As we grew, we created more spots where people could enjoy the Java experience conveniently,” it said.

The giant food chain currently operates 77 stores in 14 town across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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