Coffee Fest NY ‘16 was a testament to the strength of the Eastern US Coffee & Tea market

Final attendance came in 62% higher than Atlanta last year and 4% higher than New York in 2014. We heard from many of you that the energy and buying power at the show was fantastic and we look forward to carrying that energy and excitement forward to Nashville. With a solid weekend full of enthusiasm from attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and competitors, Coffee Fest New York was deemed a success for all. The debut of the New Product Showdown was an instant success and we will continue to improve upon this new venue. Thank you for choosing to exhibit with Coffee Fest and we look forward to working with you in the near future.
Here are the winners from the competitions over the weekend:

For Coffee Fest New York 2016 the Best New Products were:
1st Place: Just Panela – Panela Hand Crafted Sugar
2nd Place: Earnest Eats – Energized Hot Cereal Cups
3rd Place: Prana Chai – Prana Chai – Agave Blend
1st Place: Ripples – The Ripple Maker
2nd Place: Brewista – Brewista Cold Pro Commercial Cold Brew Coffee System
3rd Place: MoJoe – MoJoe Mobile Brewing System

Coffee Fest New York – Best New Product – People’s Choice Award
Portable Espresso – Minipresso Portable Espresso Maker

Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open: Five previous champions were among the 64 baristas competing for the championship in New York. In the end, a barista from China that had never made it to the final four in her two previous attempts, brought home the Championship Trophy and the $2,000 top prize. The final results of Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open New York 2016 were:
1st Place: Kwok Ying Lai – China

2nd Place: Nobumasa Shimoyama – Australia
3rd Place: Steven Lim – S & D Coffee, NC USA

America’s Best Espresso
10 of 24 competing coffee Roasters came from New York State for this year’s Eastern US regional competition. Each
1st Place) Red Rooster Coffee Roaster – Floyd, VA
2nd Place) Crimson Cup – Columbus, OH
3rd Place) One Village Coffee – Souderton PA

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