The U.S. Barista Championship at the Coffee and Tea Festival
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The last date listed for Coffee and Tea Festival was Sunday February 26, 2012 / 11:00am to 5:00pm.
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Featured review from Anita Khaloo
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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. After entering we received a goody bag. Entenmann's gave a lot of additional goodies.
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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 some more gourmet coffee or rare finds but they were regular coffee for the...continued
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.