2012 Coffee & Tea Festival
NYC Event Highlights
The 7th annual Coffee and Tea Festival NYC will be held this weekend, February 25th and 26th at 7WEST in NYC. It will be host to a spectacular collection of coffee and tea companies from around the country.
Photos by Karl Mischler
What makes this show unique is that it is open to both the trade and the public.
As seen on the Food Network’s hit show Unwrapped and selected as one of the 10 Best New York Events April 2009, by www.10best.com, “the Coffee And Tea Festival is a celebration of everything related to coffee and tea,” said Lynda Calimano, Event Producer. “It is quite a unique show in that it is open to the public and the trade”, she added. The lineup of exhibitors is sure to delight all attendees.
The event will offer two days of programming including presentations from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include:
Saturday, February 25, 2012
12:00: Green Teas of China, Korea, and Japan, Yoon Hee Kim
1:30: Kombucha: Its History and Mystery, Michael Schwartz
2:30: Ellen Easton's Master Class: The Artistry of Afternoon Tea
3:30: Coffee Cupping And Tasting, Marcela Zuchovicki
Sunday, February 26, 2012
12:00: From Garden to Cup: Tea 101, Yoon Hee Kim
1:30: Coffee Brewing Basics, Donny Raus
2:30: Think Outside the Cup: Creating Coffee- And Tea-Infused Desserts, Chef Melody
3:30: Tea Cocktails, Chris Cason, Tavalon
Goodie bags will be distributed to attendees each day and include samples and promos from Celestial Seasonings, Coffee Talk, Numi Organic Tea, The Tea House Times, Teeccino, Choice Organic Tea, Tea Magazine, Cabot Creamery, Walkers Shortbread, YELP, Almondina, Fox/Searchlight Pictures, and Biscoff cookies.
An all day pass includes sampling of the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the special presentations. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website by clicking here: www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com.
Official Show Charity:
The 7th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, the official charity of the event. Cup for Education helps the poor and rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities and provide the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers.
Cup For Education
The Cup for Education mission is to help poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities, and assist in providing them with teachers and the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers. Cup for Education: P.O. Box 320208, Brooklyn, NY 11232-0005. www.CupForEducation.org
SPECIAL TICKETED EVENT
Saturday Evening, February 25th - 6:00PM
COFFEE THE MUSICAL taps into the current zeitgeist and excitement associated with café culture and the social media frenzy that’s connected to it. The musical is set in a warm inviting coffee shop, stocked with six dynamic characters, an incredible original musical soundtrack of a dozen songs, dancing, singing, an abundance of topical coffee talk, love stories and of course… coffee brewing and drinking!
With its goal set firmly on landing on Broadway in the 2012-2013 season, special guests and the cast of COFFEE THE MUSICAL—including Jay O. Sanders (Day After Tomorrow, The Good Wife, Revolutionary Road), Jodi Katz (lead female vocalist the Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Bart Shatto (Broadway’s Les Miserables “Jean Valjean” & The Trans-Siberian Orchestra), David Driver (RENT original Broadway cast member), Joseph Ghee, Shannon Hamm, and Alex Kirshner—will offer an intimate preview of the musical in a very special event Saturday evening. Tickets are required for this special event. A limited amount of tickets remain, click here to purchase.
COFFEE THE MUSICAL is anchored by Broadway veteran and TONY winning consulting producers: Terry Schnuck (Spring Awakening, Race, Superior Donuts) and Mark Schoenfeld (Brooklyn). The show’s lead female vocalist, Jodi Katz of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the award winning music of Los Angeles composers Mike Ruekberg and Willie Wisely join forces with co-writers Robert Galinsky, co-writer Greg Kotcher to create this upcoming Broadway hit. Galinsky’s work has been featured on The VIEW, The Today Show, ABC Nightline News, BBC, in the Wall Street Journal and more.
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