Beanheads rejoice! The third annual New York Coffee Festival grinds into the Metropolitam Pavilion for three days of brewed fun with over 100 innovative exhibitors. There will be unlimited free coffee, workshops and talks, street food, a barista competition, live music inspired by New York from The Coffee Music Project, an art gallery through the Coffee Art Project, giveaways, and much more. So wake up and smell the coffee at this three-day fest. For other festival happenings, visit the festival site for more information.
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NYC is the epicenter for everything coffee. You can't walk down the street without coming across a coffee shop. When I heard that 70 of the best coffee shops in the city were coming together for the weekend, it was a must see event.
The 69th Regiment Armory was the venue for this year's event so there was plenty of room for all of the coffee festivities. 70 coffee vendors set up to sample, share and showcase the best of the best. From cold brew and french press to cappuccinos and coffee martinis, the NY Coffee Festival had something for everyone. And yes, they were actually making coffee martinis and coffee cocktails with Bailey's. Your $25 ticket gets you free samples at every booth and vendor. It seemed to be a pretty popular event so it was a bit crowded. But you don't really have to stand in line for samples. We were actually able to chat with the baristas and different vendors without feeling rushed to get out of the way.
The only negative, was that it was HOT. You definitely want to drink all the cold brews and ice teas you could find. The Armory didn't have AC and it was a very hot and muggy day. The last thing you wanted was to drink something hot. But nevertheless, it was a great event. Who could possibly have a bad time drinking all you can drink coffee!