When it comes to coffee, I can’t be stopped.
So with The New York Coffee Festival marking its 3rd consecutive year in New York is my kind of event. The festival will take place this October 13-15 in its new home at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 19th Street).
This year’s event will include over 100 innovative exhibitors, including: Bluestone Lane Coffee, Devoción, La Marzocco, Ally Coffee, Califia Farms, Flat Brew, Nobletree, and more. The three-day festival will also feature the Coffee Masters NYC barista championship, 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:
Latte Art Live, where visitors will learn first-hand how to make beautiful latte art in demonstrations by some of the best baristas New York City has to offer. The Village will feature small innovative brands and many new coffee, tea, and artisan food products that have not yet been seen elsewhere. The Coffee Cocktail Bar, which provides an exciting range of coffee cocktails that will excite even the most casual coffee drinker, let alone coffee diehards.
The festival features hundreds of free samples from the highest quality specialty coffee and selected specialty food brands. But more importantly, The New York Coffee Festival is also the official launch event of charitable Coffee Week NYC™, which promotes the vibrancy of the coffee industry while also raising money for clean water and sanitation projects in coffee producing communities. 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to Project Waterfall with funds directly entrusted to NYC-based charity: water.
So, to be clear, not only can New Yorkers take this time to discover some of the best coffee in their city, but they can support a good cause. What could be better than that? Pretty much nothing. You can find a full schedule of events and purchase tickets here.
I know where I’ll be on October 13-15, so am I going to see you there? Let me know in the comments.