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Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly
November 8-9, 2014

Starfish Junction Productions, long-time producer of the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC, is putting the final touches on the 2nd annual Coffee & Tea Festival:  Philly to be held on November 8-9, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.  The event is open to the public and the trade.
Information about the 2014 Coffee & Tea Festival Philly, including event programming lineup, is available at the event website:

“More than 60 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 the event programming.  Attendees are in for a real treat,” added Noren.  Many of the programs are free yet some do require advance tickets and a small materials fee to attend, reservations are suggested.  Tickets can be purchased at the event website.

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 specialty event programming (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:  Goodie bags will be distributed to the first 1000 attendees each day.

(Check website for scheduled times)

Free Seminars:

Roasting 101

India: Black Tea, The Drink That Conquered The World

Coffee - Cultivation to Cup

Health & Tea

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Pairings & Specialty Events (additional fees apply):

KINDtea: A Pairing of Tea and KIND bars

Tea Course Fast Track (Half Day)

Coffee Cupping

Making the Perfect Iced Tea

Tea & Chocolate Tutored Tasting

Nelson Floyd, Owner & Roaster of Speakeasy Coffee Company Kevin Gascoyne, author, industry spokesperson, and owner of Canada’s Camellia Sinensis John Sacharok, President and CEO, Golden Valley Coffee Roasters
Gail Gastelu, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of The Tea House Times and Producer of Jo Johnson, Consultant, A Gift of Tea

Richard Berman of Pour Richard's Coffee Co.

Ted Phipps of ZenZeu Tea

Mary Ann Reis, Director of Business Development at 2 Chicks with Chocolate

Kathleen Edinger, Owner of TeaScapes

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 WIRELESS PRODUCTS to the Cup For Education 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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