Second Cup Oman celebrates triple award win

March 3, 2014 10:51 am

Second Cup Oman is celebrating an exciting week which has seen the café collect three industry awards. First, Second Cup Oman triumphed in the ‘Best Café’ category at the Oman Today Restaurant Awards (OTRA), held recently at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, and then received the Community Award and Operating Standards Award out of all 18 Second Cup markets around the world at the company’s annual international conference in Bologna, Italy.

Second Cup judges from head office in Canada noted that Second Cup Oman had demonstrated its environmental commitment to the Ethical Tea Program, using certified Rainforest Alliance Coffees, supporting Trees for the Future and Coffee Kids initiatives to win the New Community Award. Second Cup Oman’s commitment to excellence was underlined as the judging panel recognized the café for consistently over-achieving in all service categories to win the Operating Standards Award.

Jannat Moosa, Marketing Director at Bin Mirza International said, “This is a great achievement for Second Cup Oman and recognizes our commitment to delivering excellent coffee and service in every branch. To be acknowledged out of over 430 Second Cup cafes around the world and as the best café in the Sultanate is a huge accomplishment. Over the past year, we have continued to expand our branch network and revamp existing outlets to offer customers even more variety and develop a welcoming ambiance using Second Cup’s global model to align the branches with international café standards.”

She added, “Our focus has been on strengthening relations with the community and meeting demand for quality coffee and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere by providing a high quality venue to eat, drink and relax with friends. We are delighted that our enthusiasm towards enhancing the Oman hospitality industry has been recognized with such a prestigious award.”

The Oman Today Restaurant Awards, organized by Apex Press & Publishing, has recognized the country’s best food and beverage outlets for the past twelve years. A record number of votes were cast this year with over 425,000 nominations for 97 establishments in fourteen categories, highlighting the growth in Oman’s hospitality industry.

As well as a rich and varied range of coffee, tea and fresh juices, Second Cup Oman offers frozen yogurts and smoothies, including a toppings station with a selection of fresh fruit. New high-top counters have been introduced at the enhanced locations to offer convenience for customers grabbing a quick bite during lunch.

Second Cup Oman operates eight branches in and around Muscat, including the latest addition in Al Hail which was launched recently. Each branch can cater for larger groups and business meetings with new communal tables and nearby plug points, as Second Cup Oman invests in the latest concepts to offer a unique experience and the best neighborhood café in Oman.

For more information about Bin Mirza International, please contact:
Shaza Taher
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Telephone: +968 24 649-099
Fax: +968 24 649-088