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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 Julee Sung
Red Velvet 64 events 8 reviews

Very fun event, definitely worth the $10 admission that we got thru Goldstar. It was jam packed, and with the space being fairly small, it was a little hard to move around. But the vendors overall were high quality and their wares were well...continued

reviewed Feb 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Priscilla Talbot
56 events 45 reviews

overall i enjoyed my first time experience (1) the tickets said first come, first served to get early and select your own seat- there was no seating you just had to walk around endlessly tasting; there were a few hidden tables in one alcove ;...continued

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Irina
44 events 22 reviews

Tried so many yummy sorts of tea and coffee!!! Loved it, will definitely attend next year!

reviewed Feb 20 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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