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    The New York Coffee Festival Wraps 5th Successful Year

    The New York Coffee Festival recently wrapped up its 5th annual celebration of coffee culture here in the city that never sleeps. With over 11.1k attendees and 114 innovative and exciting vendors, it was the Festival’s biggest yet.
    From Friday, October 11th to Sunday, October 13th, coffee novices and aficionados alike were treated to delicious cold brews, chai teas, chocolate, non-dairy milks, and more from exhibitors including Partner’s Coffee Roasters, Devoción, Raaka Chocolate, Bluestone LaneThink Coffee, Rishi Tea, Fruition Chocolate Works, Silk, Almond Breeze, and Keep Cup, amongst others. Attendees were also able to sample the best that New York has to offer in food, cocktails, live music, art, and more.
    This weekend also played host to the inauguralRoast Masters™ – North America competition. Judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads, 25 of North America’s most up-and-coming roasters battled head-to-head for the coveted Roast Masters™ title. We are thrilled to share that the winner of this fast-paced competition were Elixr Coffee’s Rodrigo Vargas and Brian Lam.
    Additionally, Sean Ben-Zvi was named the winner of the Breezey Masters’ Competition, and Liv Bread’s Dylan Klymenko took home the title of New York’s Best Barista.
    100% of profits from the New York Coffee Festival are donated to Project Waterfall, with over $250,000 raised to date for NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. We are looking forward to seeing how much this year’s event has raised. Find out more about Project Waterfall at projectwaterfall.org and charity: water at charitywater.org.
    The New York Coffee Festival will return in 2020. Stay tuned for dates and details in the months to come.
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    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.
    About The New York Coffee Festival:
    The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in this great city. With exceptional coffee, as well as food, cocktails, live music and art on offer, it’s an unmissable event for coffee lovers of all levels.

    The New York Coffee Festival is a celebration of community and culture, returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 11-13, 2019. Whether you’re a beginner, a coffee aficionado, a self-confessed coffee geek or a key industry stakeholder, we’re curating an immersive program just for you.

    Taste your way through the vibrant New York coffee scene with hundreds of exciting coffees to sample. Boost your coffee knowledge in workshops, be a part of interactive demos and meet the top US artisans and baristas one-to-one. To top it all off, enjoy delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and coffee-inspired art.

    The Festival boasts an array of experiential features such as Latte Art LiveThe Sensory ExperienceThe LabThe Village, the Brew Bar, the Cold Brew Coffee Bar and The Kitchen.

    For the very first time, the New York Coffee Festival will also host global roaster tournament Roast Masters and a new experiential area dedicated to the art of chocolate making and chocolate tasting.

    With 100% of our profits being 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 $1.4 million, bringing clean water to more than 50,000 people across seven countries. The New York Coffee Festival has contributed $250,000 towards the cause. Find out more about Project Waterfall at projectwaterfall.org and charity: water at charitywater.org.