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Countdown to
Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly
November 7-8, 2015

Starfish Junction Productions, long-time producer of the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC, is putting the final touches on the 3rd annual Coffee & Tea Festival:  Philly to be held on November 7-8, 2015 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.  The event is open to the public and the trade.
Information about the 2015 Coffee & Tea Festival Philly, including the event seminar lineup, is available at the event website:

“More than 55 exhibitors will be participating this year.  The exhibitors represent both national and local coffee and tea companies as well as some amazing food companies which offer a nice compliment to the other exhibitors,” said Kristyn Dolan, event manager at Starfish Junction.  “We’ve assembled some impressive talent, true industry leaders and pioneers, to host event seminars.  Attendees are in for a real treat,” added Dolan.  Many of the programs are free yet some do require advance tickets and a small materials fee to attend, reservations are strongly suggested.  Tickets can be purchased at the event website.

Come meet the always fun and fabulous staff of Capital Teas and enjoy a pumpkin spice oolong with the folks that manage their newest location in Rittenhouse Square.  The Festival will also showcase:   Javazen, Winner of the 2015 DC Startup of the Year; Zest Tea winner of the 2015 Best New Product of the Year at the recent World Tea Expo; and attendees will love to meet and greet the staff of Bluestone Lane coffee who will be expanding into the Philly area with their new shop in Center City, opening later this year. Plus, attendees will get to try and buy One Village Coffee, also opening a retail location in Souderton (PA), in a few weeks.

Tickets are $20 each and include sampling from the coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at select classes/seminars/demos.  A small additional fee (varies) is applied to special event seminars (ticket availability and seating is limited).  Advanced purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.  Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Coffee & Tea Festival website:

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 50% on admission. Promo code: CTNEWS (Good for Saturday or Sunday General Admission)

Goodie bags will be distributed to the first 1000 attendees each day.

(Check website for scheduled times)

Free Seminars:

Afternoon Tea Made Easy

Which Food, Which Coffee, Which Tea? Using Science to Take the Guesswork Out of Pairing Food with Your Favorite Beverages

Certified Biodynamic: Coffee Beyond Organic

Coffee Processing from Seed to Cup

History of Porcelain: The Story Behind Your Favorite Tea/Coffee Wares

Special Seminars (additional fees apply/reservations recommended):

Tea Course Fast Track (Half Day)

An Inside Look at Chinese Tea: A Chinese Tea Tasting

Tea Experience: Tasting & Cupping Session

Latte Art 101

Lorna Reeves, Editor of TeaTime Magazine

Dr. Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace, Principal of Taste Science LLC

Robert Flam, Owner of Jailhouse Coffee

Gail Gastelu, Producer of Tea Course and Publisher of The Tea House Time

Zhen Lu, Chinese Tea Expert of Zhen’s Tea

Annelies Zijderveld, Author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea

Richard Berman, Owner of Pour Richard’s Coffee Co.

Jonathan Weiner, Vice President of Maryland China Company

Jai Lott, Coffee Director of Bluestone Lane Coffee

Goodie Bag Only

Cup for Education is a non-profit organization that is helping 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 future generations of coffee farmers. Cup for Education has bettered the education of children in over eight countries through the implementation of schools, computer labs, libraries, playgrounds, and more.

“Perhaps we can make the world a little better with the power of the paper, pen, written word and our actions.” – Karen Gordon, Founder of Cup for Education

To learn more or donate to Cup for Education, visit or visit the Cup for Education booth at the festival.

Cup for Education Fundraiser...

BRING YOUR OLD OR UNWANTED SMALL ELECTRONIC ITEMS to the registration booth to help with their fundraising campaign. Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization with the goal of ridding the environment of e-waste by recycling wireless products. Each item received is recycled properly and a value donation is given back to the Cup For Education charity.

Accepting:  phones, iPods, electronic organizers, cameras, or tablets—even if they don’t work anymore.


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