• Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide


    Step aside, coffee pods.

    Take a rest, instant coffee.

    There’s finally a single-serve option available in the world of high-end coffee, and it’s quickly becoming a game changer.

    Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc., one of the most promising and innovative companies in the industry, has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the nation. Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee’s nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: freshly ground specialty coffee in a single-serving. Best of all, it’s barista-approved.

    Steeped Coffee launched when serial entrepreneur and coffee lover Josh Wilbur decided to combine the convenience of a single-serving brew method with the premium quality of ethically sourced coffee. Wilbur wanted to redeem the environmental dilemma created by wasteful coffee pods. Happy to do the math, Wilbur points out over 10 billion unrecyclable pods accumulate in landfills each year – enough to wrap around the earth more than 110 times if placed side-by-side. Moreover, each type of pod depends on expensive and often moldy brewing machines, which are also unrecyclable.

    It took Wilbur seven years to innovate the proprietary Steeped Coffee system that delivers fresh roasted, pre-portioned, precision ground, micro batched coffee in customized Full Immersion Filters. “Premium coffee roasters have shied away from offering their specialty beans in single-serve packaging because it’s been nearly impossible to keep ground coffee fresh, which quickly ruins the taste,” said Wilbur. “With our Nitro Sealed bags, oxygen is replaced with nitrogen, so the coffee stays fresh as if it was ground moments ago.”

    “Steeped Packs are the easiest way to make a delicious cup of coffee,” Wilbur Says. “You shouldn’t need to perform chemistry before you’ve made your coffee.” Simply steep each Steeped Bag in hot water for about five minutes to allow the coffee to develop its distinctive body and flavor. There is no machine, no noise, no cleanup, no destructive waste.

    As for flavor? Even the most discerning coffee connoisseurs in the industry are singing the praises of Steeped Coffee. Barista Magazine is a believer: “Like a tea bag—but for coffee? This new product from Steeped Coffee might just be one of our fave new ways to brew coffee on the road.”

    “Finding Steeped has changed my coffee drinking life,” raved one reviewer on Producthunt.com. “It’s my favorite new brewing method and I can’t believe more people haven’t heard of this yet. It is going to be huge.”

    Entrepreneur’s Handbook concurs: “You’re likely going to see the Steeped Coffee methodology in hospitals, offices, hotels — places where single-serve coffee reigns — and perhaps on your next flight.

    Features of Steeped Coffee include:

    • 100% Specialty Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
    • Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
    • Ultrasonic Edges: no glue, staples, or wasted materials for max steeping
    • Full Immersion Filter: non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
    • Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
    • Micro Batching: roasted locally in small batches
    • Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
    • Pre-Portioned: consistent SCA recommended water-to-coffee ratios
    • Just Add Water: single-serve convenience with no machines required
    • Barista Approved: tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste

    The Steeped Coffee brand is available in five roasts: light, medium, dark, French roast, and a single-origin Swiss Water Process decaf. You can get your hands on Steeped Coffee packs at www.steepedcoffee.com, various luxury hotels, top company break rooms, by asking your local retail stores to start carrying Steeped, or through any of the partnered specialty roasters now offering their own Steeped Packs with their coffee.

    With so many coffee gadgets, machines, and accessories flooding the market these days, this simple unplugged Steeped Coffee brewing method might be just what you’re looking for to take your moment, while at home, at work, or on-the-go.

    About Steeped Coffee:

    Steeped Coffee is the most convenient way to make a cup of delicious coffee. Steeped, Inc., based in Santa Cruz, California, is a B-Corp (Benefit Corporation) focused on Purpose Beyond Profits. They strive to innovate and find new solutions to old problems, to be a light on a hill, to honor and value every relationship, and to set new standards of doing business without compromise. Steeped is focused on every detail from farm to cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. For more information, visithttp://www.steepedcoffee.com.

  • New York,  Technology,  WorldWide

    Coffee Meets Technology at the New York Coffee Festival 2018

    Technology also brings coffee with the new innovation.

    The Bubble Lab, a company doing robotic products of the coffeemaker. Their amazing products in a row—The Drip and Drop Machine, The Water Heater, and the Filter have made the coffee bar a high-efficient place for you to get coffee, enjoy then go. These products have not been released on the market yet, but I was told that the company will sell them next year both in the US and China.

    In this festival, some pastry companies have also got their booth and introduce delivery service to most of the cafes in New York City. Patisserie Vanessa, the handcrafted daily kitchen located in La Marqueta, Harlem, has offered catering service by taking orders from their virtual pastry shop. You can have your individual French Pastries by baked-to-order on click.


    Yes, delivery lets you get the food from elsewhere, and the AI-powered system can let this process become even quicker. SumAll, a social media-based software help cafes automate their back office administrations like ordering inventory and scheduling staff. You can not only manage the supply chain better but also, as they say, “makes creating and maintaining your hourly employees’ schedules easy”.

    DeLonghi, the coffee appliance manufacturer has an Instagram game for the attendee to join. You can pick one of the boards which have hashtagged types of coffees to take photos with, then posted on social media. If you have the luck to win, the prize would be one fancy espresso maker.

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    And this is not the only chance you can take photos. Right near the entrance, there is one photo booth which you can take selfies with friends, then you can either email it or get one tangible color photo in seconds.

    For more information, please visit the website of The New York Coffee Festival 2018:




  • New York,  WorldWide

    THE NEW YORK COFFEE FESTIVAL Returns For A 3rd Consecutive Year

    The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, is thrilled to announce its third consecutive year in The City That Never Sleeps. The festival will
    take place this October 13-15 in its new home at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 19th Street). Allegra Events Ltd. looks forward to further expanding the festival this year with even more vendors, new lab sessions, latte art demonstrations, and more.

    For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com.

    This year’s event will include over 100 innovative exhibitors, including: Bluestone Lane Coffee, Devoción, La Marzocco, Ally Coffee, Califia Farms, Flat Brew, Nobletree, and more. The three- day festival will also feature the Coffee Masters NYC 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:

    -Latte Art Live, where visitors will be able to learn first-hand how to make beautiful latte art in demonstrations given by some of the best baristas New York City has to offer, as well as guest baristas from around the world.

    -The Village will feature small innovative brands and many new coffee, tea, and artisan food products that have not yet been seen elsewhere.

    -The Coffee Cocktail Bar, which will provide an exciting range of coffee cocktails that will excite even the most casual coffee drinker, let alone coffee diehards.

    In addition to offering hundreds of free samples from the highest quality specialty coffee and selected speciatly food brands, The New York Coffee Festival is also the official launch event of charitable Coffee Week NYCTM, which promotes the vibrancy of the coffee industry while also raising money for clean water and sanitation projects in coffee producing communities. 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to Project Waterfall with funds directly entrusted to NYC-based charity: water. Through these donations, Project Waterfall will be able to continue bringing clean water to coffee countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.

    For more information about charity: water and their recent projects, go to http://www.charitywater.org.

    On this year’s festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, “The New York Coffee Festival is back for its third year with more to offer than ever before. Visitors can expect awe-inspiring exhibits, fascinating workshops and talks and delicious street food – all while enjoying as much coffee as they could possibly want! With 50% of all standard ticket sales going to Project Waterfall, we aim to raise more than $100,000 charitable funds to provide clean drinking water in coffee countries via our local partner charity: water.”

    Tickets for The New York Coffee Festival are now on sale at: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com, 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.

    WHAT: The New York Coffee Festival
    WHEN: Fri., Oct. 13th – Sun, Oct. 15th 2017
    Friday, October 13 | Trade Session (2pm – 7:30pm)
    Saturday, October 14 | Morning Session (9:30am – 12:30pm)
    Saturday, October 14 | Afternoon Session (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
    Saturday, October 14 | Late Session (3:30pm – 6:30pm)
    Sunday, October 15 | Morning Session (9:30am – 1pm)
    Sunday, October 15 | Afternoon Session (1pm – 4:30pm)

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

    TICKETS: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/tickets

    For the latest on The New York City Coffee Festival, please visit:

    Website: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/newyorkcoffeefestival
    Twitter: twitter.com/NYCoffeeFest
    Instagram: instagram.com/newyorkcoffeefestival
    Official Hashtag: #newyorkcoffeefestival


    Allegra Events, the organizer of New York Coffee Festival, is a young, dynamic, and influential branch of the Allegra Group working to produce powerful, interactive events that engage and inspire audiences across the world.

  • Asian,  Austin,  Australia,  Baltimore,  Las Vegas,  London,  Los Angeles,  Miami,  New York,  Photography,  Technology,  Toronto,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    NYFW Events Open To The Public

    New York Fashion Week is a bi-annual celebration of fashion, beauty, art and culture! You don’t have to be a model or designer to get in on all the fun. Here are a few NYFW events open to the general public!


    Please join Banana Republic and Global Style Ambassador Olivia Palermo to celebrate the launch of the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pop-up Shop on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Banana Republic SoHo store. The pop-up will reflect Palermo’s iconic style from both an interiors and fashion perspective, including personal touches that make the experience unique to her sensibility. To top off the festivities, Banana Republic will be offering #BRSTYLERIDE, a luxury lift between select Banana Republic stores within New York from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. courtesy of BMW. Customers can get a ride in style with proof of purchase or use of #BRSTYLERIDE on social media.


    Free Holly Nichols Sketch

    If you always put in the extra effort to look chic as hell, now’s your time to shine! Instagram sketcher extraordinaire Holly Nichols teams with Triumph Hotels to offer gratis fashion illustrations (by appointment only) at four locations (the Library Room at Hotel Chandler, Hotel Belleclaire, Hotel Edison Lobby and the Iroquois Library). Nichols uses inspiration from your ensemble and aesthetic to draw your own effortlessly cool portrait, and trust us, it will definitely become your new profile picture.


    Hair Talks. Make Your Statement. But first, John Frieda Hair Care… and your morning coffee. Look for the John Frieda Hair Care Hair Talks – Make Your Statement truck throughout the city for a cup of joe, special offers, product samples and some lucky patrons will receive tickets to a private concert.




    In honor of the year’s most romantic holiday, Prova Pizzabar at Grand Central Terminal will be offering a complimentary Heart-Shaped Nutella Pizza with the purchase of two glasses of Prosecco. This special will be available for lunch and dinner for one week only: Tuesday, February 7th to Tuesday, February 14th.



    Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with Samantha and YSL beauty in time for Valentine’s Day to help you “Perfect Your Pucker!” On Wednesday, February 8, from 6-8PM, Samantha will be at Saks Downtown, sharing tips on how to make a good first impression on date night and how to get that first kiss, while YSL makeup artists demonstrate lip techniques for achieving an “Oh So Kissable” look.



    Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions: Beverly Bachtle Pinzon & Michele Rave Grassani

    Please join us for the opening reception of the Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions, featuring work by Beverly Bachtle Pinzon and Michele Rave Grassani. The reception is open to the public and free to attend. On view until March 4th, 2017.


  • New York

    National Coffee Day with @KrupsUSA

    In honor of National Coffee Day on September 29thwe wanted to share an innovative, gourmet recipe that will kick your daily brew up a notch, courtesy of KRUPS brand ambassador and U.S. Barista Champion Samuel Lewontin.

    Sam Lewontin has worked as a barista since 2001, and can currently be found behind the bar at Everyman Espresso in New York, one of the county’s top coffee shops, where he is the General Manager. Sam is also an experienced barista competitor, most recently winning the 2011 SCAA Northeast Regional Barista Competition, and placing 4th at the 2013 United States Barista Championships. Today, Sam serves as a brand ambassador for KRUPS, worldwide leader in kitchen appliances with a passion for the best brew.

    What you’ll need:

    • 1 double-shot espresso (use a naturally processed coffee from Ethiopia; Counter Culture’s Banko Gotiti works well here.)
    • 2oz. whole milk
    • 2oz half and half
    • 1/4oz. honey syrup**
    • 1tsp lemon zest

    What to do:

    1.       Combine espresso and honey syrup in a 5-oz cappuccino cup and set aside.

    2.       Combine whole milk, half and half, and lemon zest in a small stainless-steel pitcher.

    3.       Heat and texturize milk mixture, using a steam wand or a milk frother, until pitcher is just hot to the touch. KRUPS has a great milk frother for under $100 that makes brewing your favorite coffeehouse treat like a barista champ at home easy and affordable.

    4.       Pour textured milk mixture over espresso-and-syrup mixture, filling cappuccino cup to the rim.***

    The Inspiration:

    A few different pieces of coffee history come together in this drink. First, I’ve chosen a naturally-processed coffee from Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and natural processing, in which the coffee fruit is allowed to dry on the seed before being milled off, is the traditional method there. Second, this drink calls back both to the cappuccino, which behind espresso itself is the most iconic representation of Italian coffee tradition, and to the Espresso Romano, which is served with a twist of lemon peel. Third, this drink is a cousin of the Caffe Nico, a signature drink at Espresso Vivace in Seattle, which is one of the forebears of contemporary specialty coffee in the US. In the end, though, it’s just comforting and delicious– perfect for a cool fall morning.

    Expert Tips:

    **For honey syrup, combine 2 parts honey with 1 part boiling water. Stir until fully integrated.

    ***Since milk gains volume when textured, there will be 3oz. or so of the milk mixture left over when we’ve finished pouring. Were we to use less milk, however, it would heat too fast, and we’d be unable to control its texture. Milk, sadly, cannot be reheated without affecting its flavor, but you can always use the remaining milk mixture to make a “Backward and Forward” for a friend!


    “I’m a big fan of pairing specific coffees (brewed either as espresso or as filter coffee) and more basic coffee drinks with meals. This both cuts down on the work involved in the meal, and allows the flavors of the coffee and the food to interact without any added clutter. This being said, here are the sorts of coffees (and drinks) that I would recommend pairing with breakfast or with dessert:

    Breakfast, if you’re sitting down to it, usually involves rich, hearty flavors– bacon, eggs, buttered toast, waffles, pancakes and the like. To cut through all that richness, I’d recommend filter coffees with bright, juicy, fruity flavors, served black. African coffees– from Ethiopia and Kenya in the summer and fall, and Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania in the winter and early spring– work particularly well, as do more lightly-roasted espressos of all stripes. There’s usually plenty of dairy elsewhere in the meal, but if you’re craving coffee and milk, a lighter and more delicate espresso-and-milk drink– say, a cappuccino– is the way to go.

    For dessert, you’ll want darker, richer flavors to stand up to the the sweetness of what you’re eating. Filter coffees from Brazil, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Latin-American coffees roasted with an eye toward sugar flavors– nuttiness, caramel, and chocolate– should be your go-tos here. For espresso, look to more traditional blends and roast profiles, either straight or in a small, dense drink like a macchiato. For a decadent punctuation mark on the end of a meal, prepare your macchiato with half and half instead of milk.”

  • WorldWide

    Congrats to @Krupsusa

    9th Street Espresso has won the 2012 KRUPS Best Brew Award

    The votes are in! KRUPS, world leader in coffee and espresso machines and kitchen appliances, is proud to announce the winners for “KRUPS Best Brew Awards 2012,” a campaign introduced to discover the best coffee shops across the nation. Determined by a public vote and call for entries through the KRUPS Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/KRUPSUSA), KRUPS is thrilled recognize 9th Street Espresso as having the best brews in New York City.

    With a short, yet worthy drink menu, 9th Street Espresso proves why its no-nonsense approach to coffee has become a staple for New Yorkers. Located in Chelsea Market, in Alphabet City (its most popular blend is named after this neighborhood) and in Tompkins Square, Ninth Street Espresso serves up intense cups of coffee that look like little works of art. (Various locations in New York City, flagship location at 700 East 9th Street)

     Additional nominees in the New York City market included: Grounded, Gimme, BlueBird Coffee Shop and Manhattan’s MUDTruck