File photo: Deborah Di Bernardo holds a handful of coffee beans recently roasted by Dave Rier, left, at Roast House Coffee in Spokane.
A boutique coffee roaster in Spokane has been nationally recognized for supporting sustainability and social good – as well as being “exceptionally delicious.”
Owner Deborah Di Bernardo received the award in San Francisco Thursday night.
“We’re still walking around going, ‘Really? Really?’ ” she said. “I think gobsmacked, totally gobsmacked, is how I feel.”
In their fourth year, the awards honor people who make food that is not only delicious but also “respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions,” according to the Good Food Awards website. Adriana Janovitch, SR
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