Coffee Fest NY 2014 experiences an 8% increase in exhibitors for its 70th show
New York, NY (March 17, 2014) – Coffee Fest New York 2014 is excited to announce its huge success after completing its 70th show that took place March 7th thru March 9th at Jacob Javits Center. The New York show marks Coffee Fest’s 70th, and it’s first complete exhibitor sell out since 2008. This year’s New York show saw an 8 percent increase in exhibitors over 2013 and a 14 percent increase in attendance over the previous year.
Several contests were held within the event and the winners for Best Espresso are: first place, Ceremony Coffee Roasters, in second place Flat Black Coffee Co. and in third place Red House Roasters. Note: Ceremony Coffee is first coffee roaster in America to win back-to-back America’s Best Espresso competitions. Ceremony defeated Coffee Labs in 2013 and returned this year to defend their championship title and again emerged victorious. Along with 18 of their top three placed finishers from regionals in 2013 and 2014 they are invited to attend the National championship in Portland for America’s Best Espresso 2013/14 Grand Championship.
More attendees come to trade shows to see and evaluate new products than for any other reason. At Coffee Fest, new products are broken into two categories and judged based on innovation and retailer appeal. For Coffee Fest New York 2014 the winners were:
New Products/Non-Consumables rounded out the event with top three winners and they are:
First place was JOCO Group for re-suable glasses, in second place it was 1st Line Equipment for the Intelligent Dosing Ring and in third place was Pacific Bag Inc. for Pbideas by Pbi single serve simplified.
New Products/Consumables also had top three winners and they are:
First place Sticky Toffee Pudding Company-Bars, in second place, Simpson & Vail -Dessert Teas and in third place-KIND-Healthy Grains Bars.
DaVinci Gourmet America’s Best Coffeehouse, top three winners consist of: first place – Café Grumpy’s, in second place– Common Place Coffeehouse and in 3rd place– Mudhouse. Caffe Grumpy received $2,000, the winner’s trophy and $2,000. Additional they earned a seed in the 2013/14 ABC Grand Championship in Portland October 17-19.
Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open:
The results of the 35th Coffee Fest Latte Art championship were: first place Cabell Tice, in second place Lee Kam Wo and in third place Junichi Yamaguchi. Note: Cabell Tice won the NY Latte Art World Championship open and also won last year’s NY Latte Art championship. He also won in Seattle at the previous Coffee Fest in October. Cabell now turns his sites to fly to Japan in three weeks to represent the US at Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship open at FABEX Tokyo April 2.
About Coffee Fest
Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving consumer events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry bringing retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail “trade only show” in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a friendly, informative, and enjoyable trade show floor creating a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.
Today Coffee Fest produces three trade shows annually, strategically positioned in New York City, St. Louis and Portland. Coffee Fest remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and up their bottom line and manufacturers and service companies the face to face opportunities to build their businesses.
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