NYC Coffee & Tea Festival
Open To The Public & Trade
Selected as one of the 10 Best New York Events (April 2009), the 5th annual Coffee and Tea Festival NYC will be held on February 20-21, 2010 at a new venue 7W (7 West 34th St.) It will once again be host to a spectacular collection of coffee and tea companies from around the country. What makes this show unique is that it is open to both the trade and the public.
Included among the Featured Exhibitors for the 2010 show:
Jalima Coffee, Fang Gourmet Tea, Tavalon, SerendipiTea, Rishi Tea, Tea Classics, Hancha Tea, Abid Coffee and Tea brewing equipment, Entenmann’s Coffee, Shapna Coffee And Tea, Montauk Beverage Works, Harney & Sons Tea, Fuze, Tea Beyond, Giraldo Farms Coffee, The Tea Set, Red Bee Honey, and the new product launch of Baileys Coffee Creamer.
The show will also feature some extraordinary products including Best Friends Cocoa, Deborah’s Kitchen, Erica’s Rugelach and Baking Company, and A Taste of Home Bakery.
The event will offer two days of programming including presentations from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include:
From GARDEN TO CUP: TEA 101
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim, Korean Tea Culture Foundation, Sponsored by TeaClassics
THE ART OF CUPPING & TASTING
Presented by Marcela Zuchovicki, Jalima Coffee
CHOCOLATE TASTING, Hosted by Dina Cheney, author of Tasting Club
ELEGANT ENTERTAINING WITH AFTERNOON TEA, Presented by Ellen Easton ©All Rights Reserved
THINK OUTSIDE THE CUP: Creating Coffee-And Tea-Infused Desserts
Presented by Celebrity Chef Melody McGinley Whitelaw
DECONSTRUCTING THE KOREAN TEA CEREMONY FOR DAILY APPLICATION
Presented by Yoon Hee Kim, Korean Tea Culture Foundation, Sponsored by TeaClassics and Hancha Tea
Presented by Chris Cason, Tea Sommelier, Tavalon
The 5th 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.
Goodie bags will be distributed to attendees each day and include samples from Adagio Tea, Celestial Seasonings, The Tea House Times, Teeccino, Choice Organic Tea, Shabby Lane Products, and others.
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.
Valentine's Day With Tea
Valentine's Tea blend is a romantic brew joining chocolate tea and rosebuds. In a red tin with a beautiful Valentine's Blend label, this tea is a perfect gift for that special someone—or a treat for yourself.
4 oz. tin, $7.00. www.harney.com
STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE RED TEA
The classic combination of chocolate and strawberry is blended with naturally-caffeine-free organic South African Rooibos. Seductive chocolate married with a hint of strawberry in this amply amorous caffeine-free cup. With zero calories per cup, this tea is an excellent guilt-free pleasure. $11.50 per tin. www.republicoftea.com
Sweet, seductive & alluring chocolate with a twinge of citrus curling over vanilla & the mellow stability of rooibos--all held together by the capable depth of black tea. 4 oz. box, $12.00. www.serendipiTea.com
This decadent treat infuses the flavor of rich chocolate with the bright, full taste of Ceylon black tea. A rich sugar-free treat, delectable both hot and cold. 4 oz. tin $6.00. www.adagio.com
KAMA CHAI SUTRA
For every tea lover… black tea, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla beans blend to form the most addictive and seductive tea of the season. This spicy and hearty blend is sure to delight the love of your life this Valentine’s Day. 3.4 oz. jar, $8.00 (other sizes available). www.tavalon.com
Eco-Friendly Coffee Firelog!
Java-Logs are made from recycled coffee grounds and 100 percent renewable non-petroleum wax. The product produces less carbon monoxide and particulate matters (air emissions) compared with wood. "Today’s consumers want quality products that are convenient, efficient and environmentally-friendly," said Karen Bennett, Java-Log Marketing Brand Manager. "Java-Log meets those demands with superior firelogs that burn brighter and cleaner than other firelogs on the market. This new formula allows us to offer our environmentally conscious consumers a new option they will feel even better about using in their home fireplace."
Java-Log® Firelog advantages include:
• Diverts 12 million pounds of coffee grounds from landfills per year
• Emits up to 78% less carbon monoxide and up to 66% less creosote than cordwood fires
• Features renewable all natural-based waxes
Named one of the Coolest Inventions of 2003 by Time Magazine, Java-Logs ignite more quickly and produce larger, more attractive flames than other fire logs. Java-Logs have a faint sweet scent arising from the mixture of molasses and coffee. Most people don't smell anything while others smell a faint sweet coffee aroma, not a chemical scent. They crackle just like wood, they are easy to light, and they burn for about 2-3 hours (the same amount of time as other 5 lb firelogs). Check the company’s website and store locator search to find out where java logs are sold in your area. www.java-log.com
My Favorite Cup TV
My Favorite Cup is a weekly TV magazine format show that informs viewers how they can enhance their enjoyment of coffee and tea. The show provides a variety of facts, techniques and information about traditional recipes, new products as well as the most recent health related issues surrounding the consumption of coffee and tea.
"My Favorite Cup" is set to begin airing in the first quarter of 2010. The program will be aired on the Colours national satellite network, all ten of the Capital Broadcasting television station, plus 26 Internet outlets. CoLours TV and Capital Broadcasting deliver programs to audience of more than 29 million TV households.
The half hour syndicated show is hosted by Emmy award winner Judy Echavez and Jeff Stirling. Fans will be able to follow the show on FaceBook, MySpace and Twitter.