The New York Coffee Festival Celebrates Its Return To NYC

I must apologize for being a little late to the table with this news but I was on vacation for a few days and not a recipient of the mailer. Fortunately a buddy of mine asked if I knew about it and shared the scoop which I am now sharing with you below. Dig it.

The Press Release: The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, will be celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in New York City for its 4th consecutive year. With exceptional coffee, as well as food, cocktails, live music and art, it’s an un-missable event for coffee lovers of all levels. This is celebration of community and culture will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 12th-14th. Whether you’re a beginner, coffee aficionado, self-confessed coffee geek, or key industry stakeholder, we’re curating our most exciting and immersive program yet. For more information, please visit:

This year’s event will include over 100 innovative exhibitors, including: Alpha Dominche, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Devocion, Coffee Of Grace, Five Elephant, Gotham Coffee Roasters, Joe Coffee Company, Bluestone Lane, and so many more. The three-day festival will also feature the Coffee Masters – New York 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:

-Coffee Masters – New York, judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads and featuring the official espresso machine sponsorSlayer Espresso, is a fast-paced knockout battle format that will see 16 baristas showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines. With a prize of $5,000 on the bar, and the prestigious title of Coffee Master – New York, the stakes are high.

-Latte Art Live, an interactive zone dedicated to the highly popular skill of latte art. In past years, local heroes like Jai Lott and Barista Dee, and international names like Dritan Alsela, Dhan Tamang, Lem Butler, and Luke Shilling, have taken to the stage. Attendees can take part in hands-on workshops and demonstrations where the pros will teach them the techniques and skills behind jaw-dropping masterpieces.

-The Village is where attendees can discover innovative products, cutting edge brands and exciting new businesses. They’ll be able to meet the personalities behind 2018’s coolest local brands and small businesses, in addition to catching inspiration from awesome technology, next-level apparel, and the freshest micro-roasters.

-The Coffee Cocktail Bar is an exciting collaboration with coffee liqueur heavyweight Mr Black, which will be serving indulgent cocktails with high buzz-factor. This year, the focus is on the classic Espresso Martini; a staple in any top cocktail bar in the city.

In addition to offering delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and coffee-inspired art, 100% of profits are donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1.5 million, bringing clean water to more than 37,000 people across seven countries. Find out more about Project Waterfall at and charity: water at

On this year’s festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, “We’re super excited to be back for another New York Coffee Festival. The Festival is a vibrant celebration of the specialty coffee scene, and this year is the most dynamic ever, with unlimited free coffee tastings and workshops, plus an exciting array of local and international roasters, a host of new products and inspiring brands to discover. The prestigious Coffee Masters – New York competition will again rally the crowds and Latte Art Live is set to be a showstopper as leading latte artists from New York and abroad showcase their incredible skills, all in the name of great coffee and charity.”

Tickets for The New York Coffee Festival are now on sale at:, and are expected to sell out quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give New Yorkers and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.

For the first time ever the festival has also introduced a brand new “Super VIP” ticket package, which offers three-day access to the event, a dedicated VIP entrance, complimentary cocktails from The Coffee Cocktail Bar, and a VIP goodie bag, full to bursting with gifts from some of your favorite brands and a brand new copy of The New York Coffee Guide.

WHAT: The New York Coffee Festival
WHEN: Fri., Oct. 12th – Sun, Oct. 14th 2018

Friday, October 12 – 11am-6pm | Trade Session
Saturday, October 13 – 9:30am-12:30pm | Morning Session
Saturday, October 13 – 12:30pm-3:30pm | Afternoon Session
Saturday, October 13 – 3:30pm-6:30pm | Late Session
Sunday, October 14 – 9:30am-1pm | Morning Session
Sunday, October 14 – 1pm-4:30pm | Afternoon Session

WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W. 18th St. | New York, NY 10011

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Readers of “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” already know full well that we seem to be entrenched in the convention circuit based on how many of their interests we bring right to their computer or mobile device screens. In addition to the NY Comic Con (which we cover for the website), I’ve been on point for things such as the Summer Fancy Food Show and the NYC Hot Sauce Expo a few times and as a lover of coffee feel that this is something I should be checking out as well. There is quite a bit of time for me to decide but don’t let me stop you from getting tickets. The links are available up above and some of their social networking is below for you to peruse. You know you’re going to want to be snapping pics for your Facebook and Gram of you and friends drinking coffee. I know I will be doing that ;p and I hope that I see our friends from ELLEFSON COFFEE and DEATH WISH COFFEE at this event as well to sample their latest offerings – Closing up I wonder what you fans of this particular kind of elixir think of such an event. Chime in down below and be sure to hit our own Instagram for some cool photo posts from the aforementioned vacation #shamelessplug

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Official Hashtag: #newyorkcoffeefestival

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