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COFFEE & TEA FESTIVAL: NYC 2008
Opens to Public And Trade

February 19, 2008 – New York, NY – Starfish Junction Productions, producer of Coffee and Tea Festival NYC gears up for another great show this year—the 3rd Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC. This international extravaganza is being held on Saturday and Sunday, April 12th and 13th, 2008 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18 Street, New York, NY.

“The two day festival will be a celebration of everything related to coffee and tea,” said Lynda Calimano, Event Producer. “It is quite a unique show in that it is open to the public and the trade”, she added. The international lineup of exhibitors is sure to delight all that attend.

Included among the featured exhibitors for the 2008 show: Tafu NY, ITO EN, Café La Paz, serendipiTea, micro-roaster Real Coffee Corp., Tay Tea, Nestle, Mighty Leaf, Sympatea, Ceylon Treasures, Chassom, Tavalon, and Jalima Coffee. The show will also feature some extraordinary artists with extraordinary products including Cardew Designs, Harshita Designs, and Theresa Kasun. Chocolate lovers will be delighted when they sample from Best Friends Cocoa and Cocoa Love. A list of the exhibitors/partners can be found at the event website and the list is updated regularly as new exhibitors sign on to be part of the show.

The event also offers two days of programming including classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include Tea Blending by Nini Ordoubadi of Tay Tea, Coffee Cupping & Tasting hosted by Marcela Zuchovicki of Jalima Coffee, Afternoon Tea for Fun and Profit led by Ellen Easton, Cooking with Coffee presented by food historian and cookbook author Francine Segan, Kara Newman will demo some amazing coffee- and tea-infused cocktails. Plus, Japanese Tea Master Yoshikazu Tafu will conduct a Japanese tea ceremony each day. This ceremony is sponsored by TAFU NY.

In addition to being at tremendous exhibitor and sponsorship opportunity, and a delightful way for visitors to spend the day, the 3rd Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, the official charity of the event. Cup for Education helps the poor and rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America build schools within their communities and provide the basic tools needed to educate the future generations of coffee farmers.

Goodie bags will distributed to the first 1000 attendees each day and include samples from Adagio Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Chopsticks Magazine, Bali’s Best Candies, Wholesome Sweetners, and others. Tickets are $20 for an all day pass which includes sampling of the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the classes/seminars/demos and can be purchased at the event website www.coffeeandteafestival.com. Limited exhibitor opportunities remain. Inquiries should be made immediately to 631-940-7290.

For additional information, please contact 631-940-7290, or by email at lyndac@starfishjunction.com.

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