Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 Coffee and Tea Festival in New York City

Coffee & Tea Festival Returns to NYC March 22-23
Another Sell-Out Expected

January 23, 2014 - New York, NY.   Starfish Junction Productions is proud to announce that the 9th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival New York City will be returning to the 69th Regiment Armory on March 22nd and 23rd. The festival is open to the public and trade.  It will include over 80 exhibitors and an impressive line-up of special programs.  Over 6,000 people attended the 2013 show and the 2014 show is trending to be a sell out as well.  Some of the biggest names in coffee and tea will be serving up tastings, plus free seminars and fee-based special events, including delectable pairings, cupping technique instruction, and creating tea-infused cocktails, will be offered.  

Previously featured on the Food Network, the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC, is excited to bring together some of the most well-respected men and women in the industry for an educational and entertaining weekend. Thomas Shu, founding member of Specialty Tea Institute and honorary "Ambassador of Taiwan Tea" will be presenting. Canadian award-winning author and international tea taster Kevin Gascoyne will be offering up his expertise on the history of black tea. Barista Guild Member Johnny Steverson will be offering coffee enthusiasts an exclusive seminar in being able to identify specialty coffee. Cynthia Gold, tea sommelier from Boston's L 'Espalier,has teamed up with SerendipiTea in what promises to be an exciting tea & cheese pairing presentation for enthusiasts of all levels.

Included among the featured exhibitors are Capital Teas, Salada, Red Rose, Ito En, NY Gourmet Coffee, Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters, and Path Coffee Roasters.  Doors open at 11am and close at 5pm each day of the festival. General admission tickets are on sale now at the event website,, for $20 each. There is also a 2-day pass for those looking to make a weekend out of it for $30. For $25, attendees can receive a VIP ticket for Saturday, which allows the ticketholder entry an hour early, more personal interaction with exhibitors, presenters, and authors, and a guaranteed gift bag. Only the first 1,500 attendees will receive a gift bag each day. The materials fee for specialty programs range from $10-$15.   The show raises money and awareness for the charity, Cup for Education. 

I have attended this event for a few years and it is pretty fabulous for the coffee and/or tea lover! My post about Ellen Easton's tea lesson can be found HERE  which was lots of fun! The show has grown quite a bit since it began in 2009, which shows how popular the various selections of coffee and tea have become.

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue (between 25th - 26th),
New York, NY 10010
VIP Hour: Saturday, March 22, 2014: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
(VIP HOUR - special ticket required)
General Public:
Saturday, March 22, 2014: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014: 11:00AM - 5:00PM

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