Our partnership with Owen’s Organic Coffee began in 2023 and since then our own Crew’s Brew brand of coffee has been sold in all of our high street charity shops as well as online to raise much-needed funds.

Now, Crew’s Brew has been awarded a Gold Award for its taste and quality in the 2024 Taste of the West Awards

Taste of the West has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for over 30 years. Products are tried and tested by industry experts. Pete Vallance, Head of Business Development for DAA said,

'When we entered Owen’s Coffee Shop down at Endsleigh (where Owen's Coffee is located) and saw the profits of the proceeds of their used coffee bean sacks were going to Devon Air Ambulance it felt that our hot beverage partnership already started off on a good footing. The team has not only helped deliver a branded product to raise funds, they also helped establish our coffee machine in our St Marychurch store. 

To have won a Gold Award at the Taste of the West competition confirms that not only is the product doing good by raising funds, but its gold standard taste and quality makes it a product worthy of a Regional Produce award.

Lorraine Bridden, Owner and Managing Director of Owens Coffee, said, 

'We are so pleased to hear that Crew's Brew, the coffee we have roasted for Devon Air Ambulance, has been awarded Gold at the Taste of the West Awards. This recognition reflects the dedication and care we pour into every batch of our coffee! When Devon Air Ambulance approached us to create a blend for them, we were honoured to collaborate with this essential service that supports our local community and visitors.

'It’s so rewarding to see Crew's Brew is not only enjoyed by their supporters, but that it is also playing a crucial role in raising funds to keep the air ambulances operational. We are especially grateful to the Devon Air Ambulance team for recognising the importance of our commitment to organic, Fairtrade, and specialty coffee, which aligns with their values and the quality they seek, and for choosing to work locally with us as a Devon-based business.  

Knowing that our coffee is being served in Devon Air Ambulance shops and contributing to such an important cause is a testament to this collaboration's impact. The award is a wonderful recognition of the quality and care we invest in our products, but the real reward is knowing that our partnership is helping to support the life-saving work of Devon Air Ambulance.

Devon Air Ambulance’s Crew’s Brew coffee pouches can be purchased at any of the charity’s 20 high street shops and online, enabling supporters and coffee-lovers to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee whilst also giving back to their local Air Ambulance charity. In our St Marychurch shop, Crew’s Brew takes pride of place where shoppers can sit and enjoy a hot drink in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

Read more about Crew’s Brew or buy a pouch online today.

DAA is Taste of the West Gold winner for our Crew