With the arrival of autumn, there is no better time for coffee drinkers to give in to our collective obsession with caffeinated beverages. If you, too, can’t wait for the first pumpkin spice latte of the season and are eager to sample new coffee-based seasonal drinks, the New York Coffee Festival may be just what you need.
The New York Coffee Festival will return to Manhattan on October 7 through 9 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The massive convention, which will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 125 W 18th Street, is designed to immerse attendees in the world of coffee. It will feature presentations from exhibitors and industry experts, as well as entertainment and activities such as live latte art and educational workshops. Naturally, coffee will be provided, and attendees will be able to sample an unlimited number of cups from the various vendors.
In this location, everyone’s favorite coffee brands will set up shop. Guests can expect to find exhibitor stands by the well-known Blank Street and Bluestone Lane, as well as Variety Coffee Roasters, Slayer Espresso Machines, and Roe. To provide additional entertainment for coffee lovers, musicians from The Coffee Music Project will perform, and artists from The Coffee Art Project will create beautiful artwork based on coffee.
The festival also aims to support social work and community development in coffee-producing nations. All proceeds collected by Project Waterfall and New York-based Charity:Water will be used to provide these communities with clean drinking water. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $2 million and provided clean water to over 70,000 individuals in seven countries.