Venue Details

26 Star Starred
7 W
Across from the Empire State Building 7 West 34th Street at 5th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Member Tips

Antonio F.
Comfortable shoes cause you'll be walking
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Antonio F.
Take the subway because its around Penn station and parking sucks there.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Antonio F.
The food was expensive compared to what you can find around the area.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Antonio F.
Cash was king for this event and there was no ATM on site.
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Bot Nana
Not much prepared food available for purchase, but plenty in nearby area.
info Feb 21 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Utilize the $2 coat check since it gets rather warm and hard to walk through the aisles.
info Feb 21 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

79 ratings
3.6 average rating
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4 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

This was a pretty unorganized event. The space was too small, with no real directories. This made the lines and crowds annoying. I think we stayed for about 35 minutes, bought nothing, and did not really enjoy ourselves.

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43 events
23 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

I believe this was the first Coffee and Tea expo and it felt that way. The Teas were excellent but some of the coffee booths were lacking. I thought I was going to try... continued

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16 events
5 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

I found this event to be cute for a Saturday morning. Something different for $10. Anything more than $10 tickets wouldn't be worth it. There were quite a few vendors.... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/

Description

The United States Barista Championship is an action-packed competition where baristi demonstrate their talent and craft. The competition is designed to highlight the craft of the barista and espresso-based beverage production.

As seen on the Food Network’s hit show Unwrapped and selected as one of the 10 Best New York Events April 2009, by www.10best.com, "the Coffee And Tea Festival is a celebration of everything related to coffee and tea,” said Lynda Calimano, Event Producer. “We’re especially delighted this year to host the United States Barista Championship. Attendees are in for a real treat,” she added.

The event offers two days of fun and interactive classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include topics as varied as coffee cupping & tasting, afternoon tea etiquette, making tea cocktails, and incorporating coffee into your favorite recipes. Included among the featured exhibitors are Melitta, Tavalon Tea, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Jalima Coffee, Fang Gourmet Tea, Shapna Tea & Coffee, Peet’s Coffee, TeaClassics, Hancha Tea, Runa, Unique Coffee Roasters, Srina, Honest Tea, Best International Tea, Pride of India, Tea Association of the U.S.A. and the National Coffee Association. The event will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, a non-profit group that provides help to the poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America.