Deets: The New York Coffee Festival, New York City's flagship coffee event, is thrilled to celebrating its 5th anniversary here in the City That Never Sleeps. The event returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 11th-13th, bringing coffee beginners and aficionados alike the best that New York has to offer in coffee, food, cocktails, live music, art, and more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com
This year's event will include over 125 innovative exhibitors, including: Partner's Coffee Roasters, Devoción, East One Coffee Roasters, Bluestone Lane, Think Coffee, Might Oak Roasters, Rishi Tea, Two Hands, Keep Cup, Minor Figures, and so many more. The three-day festival will also feature the The Lab program featuring an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, the Coffee Music Project, and the Coffee Art Project, as well as:
-Roast Masters™ - North America, judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads, 30 of North America's most up-and-coming roasters will form the line-up, battling head-to-head for the coveted Roast Masters™ title. The competition, formed of three disciplines taking place over three days, showcases excellence in coffee roasting and espresso blending in a fast-paced, dynamic live setting. The Roast Masters area will also include a Brew Bar, where roasters will alternate to showcase their skills and brew coffee for the public.
-The Kitchen, this feature debuted at The Los Angeles Coffee Festival and proved to be one of the most popular elements of the event. Expect fiery demos, interactive workshops and compelling conversations lead by local culinary chefs.
-The Cold Brew Cocktail Bar is an exciting collaboration with Kahlua and Absolut Vodka, which will be serving a range of indulgent cold brew coffee cocktails.
-The Village, where attendees can discover innovative products, cutting edge brands and exciting new businesses. They'll be able to meet the personalities behind 2019's coolest local brands and small businesses, in addition to catching inspiration from awesome technology, next-level apparel, and the freshest micro-roasters.
This year's event will also be in conjunction with the New York's Best Barista competition. We're looking for a barista that is committed to excellence in coffee making and who goes above and beyond to make an impact in their community. New Yorkers will be invited to vote for their local barista and the winner will be announced at The New York Coffee Festival. The winning barista will receive a trip to The London Coffee Festival where they will be able to make coffee with London's top baristas. Those who vote will be entered for a chance to win tickets to The New York Coffee Festival.
In addition to offering delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and coffee-inspired art, 100% of profits are donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1.5 million, bringing clean water to more than 50,000 people across seven countries. Find out more about Project Waterfall at projectwaterfall.org and charity: water at charitywater.org.
Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets for The New York Coffee Festival are now on sale at: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com, and are expected to sell out quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give New Yorkers and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.
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