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Across from the Empire State Building 7 W. 34th St. New York, NY 10001
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3.6 / 5 Rated by 79 members
Review from Goldstar Member
17 events 4 reviews

There were so many teas to choose from! The coffee selection was ok. Quite liked the Turkish coffee! Two things they could do better is 1. have a map of all the different vendors and 2. have more chairs at the seminars.

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 1 review

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.

reviewed Feb 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Antonio F.
46 events 23 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
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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, "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.

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