The New York Coffee Festival, New York City’s flagship coffee event, is celebrating its return to the City That Never Sleeps (even after all that coffee) for the first time since 2019. The three-day festival runs from October 7th through October 9th, 2022.
It’s an opportunity for coffee lovers from all over to head to Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion to discover different types of coffee, food, and coffee cocktails while enjoying presentations, live music, and art.
THINGS TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL
There are unlimited tastings from more than 100 of the most exciting and innovative exhibitors of coffee tea, and nibbles. Just a taste of the exhibitors: Blank Street, Bodum, Nguyen Coffee Roasters, Oatly, Parlor Coffee, Raaka Chocolate, Rishi Tea, and Slayer Espresso Machines. There’s lots to discover!
You’ll also be able to purchase great goodies. The last time we were there, we scored big on Chalo Chai (a terrific brand, not readily available in the U.S.) and discovered Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.
Coffee Masters NYC is a fast-paced, multi-discipline global barista tournament that takes place annually at the London, New York, and Los Angeles Coffee Festivals. Judged by a panel of industry figureheads, it’s a knockout battle where 16 baristas showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines: cupping, brewing, latte art, signature drink, and more.
Latte Art Live, with the world’s best baristas set to pour magical creations. Expect a series of throw-downs, showcases, and hands-on workshops at The New York Coffee Festival.
The Coffee Cocktail Bar, serving a range of indulgent coffee cocktails.
The Village, where you can discover innovative products, cutting-edge brands, and exciting new businesses. You’ll be able to meet the personalities behind 2022’s coolest local brands and small businesses, in addition to checking out some awesome technology, next-level coffee brewing equipment, and micro-roasters.
The Movie Room showcases films depicting different aspects of coffee and coffee culture. The independent short films are curated by the Coffee Art Project: Film Edition, a high-profile international art competition aimed at showcasing the talents of emerging and established artists whose work is linked to the theme of coffee and coffee culture.
The Sensory Experience, a fully immersive sensory maze. After a brief meditation to focus the mind and enhance the olfactory and gustatory connection, sensory leaders will guide you through a series of aromatic and tasting encounters designed to expand your perception of flavor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS
Head to NewYorkCoffeeFestival.com.
> The different types of coffee.
> The different types of espresso drinks.
> The history of coffee.
> The history of espresso.
 There are lots of coffee cocktails to try (all photos © New York Coffee Festival).
 You may possibly run into some Instagrammable characters.
 Coffee cupping enhances your skills at detecting the complex aromas and flavors of coffee.