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The Good Food Awards were handed out last week in San Francisco. 

An Ethiopian coffee from Madison's JBC Coffee Roasters was named a 2018 Good Food Awards winner last week in California.

The award, like an Oscar for food products, was for the roaster's Gedeb Lot 83 Ethiopia natural coffee.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes both high quality and sustainability,” said JBC founder Michael Johnson. JBC was formerly Johnson Brothers Coffee.

The Good Food Awards, now in its eighth year, "celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced."

Handed out Jan. 19 in San Francisco, the awards are given to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients.

Recipients "push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities," according to the Good Food Foundation, which gives out the awards.

Good Food Awards are given to winners in 15 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, preserved fish, honey, oils pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits, and elixirs.

Winners were chosen from more than 2,000 entrants and from 199 companies.

The other Wisconsin winners were: Lakefront Brewery for My Turn Latif double chocolate stout (beer), LaClare Farms Specialties for Evalon & Cave aged chandoka (cheese), Landmark Creamery for Petit Nuage (cheese), Montchevre for fresh goat cheese, Mayana Chocolate for Coconut Dream Bar & Mayan Spice Bar (confections).

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