Can’t wait for your coffee craze? New York’s flagship coffee event, The New York Coffee Festival, will be celebrating its 4th consecutive year of awesome coffee events. With exceptional coffee, as well as food, cocktails, live music and art, it’s definitely an event for a coffee lover like myself.
This year’s festival will include over 100 interesting exhibitors, including: Alpha Dominche, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Devocion, Coffee Of Grace, Five Elephant, Gotham Coffee Roasters, Joe Coffee Company, Bluestone Lane, and many more. The three-day festival will also feature The Lab program with an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops, talks and tastings, the Coffee Music Project, and the Coffee Art Project, as well as:
–Coffee Masters – New York, judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads and featuring the official espresso machine sponsor Slayer Espresso, is a fast-paced knockout battle format that will see 16 baristas showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines. With a prize of $5,000 on the bar, and the prestigious title of Coffee Master – New York, the stakes are high.
–Latte Art Live, an interactive zone dedicated to the highly popular skill of latte art. In past years, local heroes like Jai Lott and Barista Dee, and international names like Dritan Alsela, Dhan Tamang, Lem Butler, and Luke Shilling, have taken to the stage. Attendees can take part in hands-on workshops and demonstrations where the pros will teach them the techniques and skills behind jaw-dropping masterpieces.
–The Village is where attendees can discover innovative products, cutting edge brands and exciting new businesses. They’ll be able to meet the personalities behind 2018’s coolest local brands and small businesses, in addition to catching inspiration from awesome technology, next-level apparel, and the freshest micro-roasters.
On this year’s festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, “We’re super excited to be back for another New York Coffee Festival. The Festival is a vibrant celebration of the specialty coffee scene, and this year is the most dynamic ever, with unlimited free coffee tastings and workshops, plus an exciting array of local and international roasters, a host of new products and inspiring brands to discover. The prestigious Coffee Masters – New York competition will again rally the crowds and Latte Art Live is set to be a showstopper as leading latte artists from New York and abroad showcase their incredible skills, all in the name of great coffee and charity.”
Where and when? The New York Coffee Festival will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion during October 12th-14th. Whether you’re a beginner, a coffee addict, or key industry stakeholder, they’re curating a very exciting and immersive program. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com
WHEN: Fri., Oct. 12th – Sun, Oct. 14th 2018
Friday, October 12 – 11am-6pm | Trade Session
Saturday, October 13 – 9:30am-12:30pm | Morning Session
Saturday, October 13 – 12:30pm-3:30pm | Afternoon Session
Saturday, October 13 – 3:30pm-6:30pm | Late Session
Sunday, October 14 – 9:30am-1pm | Morning Session
Sunday, October 14 – 1pm-4:30pm | Afternoon Session
WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W. 18th St. | New York, NY 10011
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER
Allegra Events, the organizer of New York Coffee Festival, is a young, dynamic, and influential branch of the Allegra Group working to produce powerful, interactive events that engage and inspire audiences across the world. If you would like more information about The New York Coffee Festival 2018, please contact Eilidh Hargreaves at email@example.com.
Fallon Chan is a food and lifestyle photographer and blogger.