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Coffee & Tea Festival ICED Cools Down Philly This June
Kick-off summer with a spectacular tasting of iced beverages at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

(March 2, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA) Starfish Junction Productions, producer of the popular Coffee & Tea Festival at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, is getting ready to refresh the city of brotherly love at the first of its kind Coffee & Tea Festival Philly Iced. This festival of iced beverages focusing on coffee and tea will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard - Marine Parade Grounds. This family-friendly event will provide attendees the opportunity to taste best-selling, many hand crafted, products from more than 40 local, national and international exhibitors. Information can be found at: CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com/PhillyIced.

The Coffee & Tea Festival Philly Iced is modeled after the successful Coffee & Tea Festival series of events which have been running annually since 2006. "The Coffee & Tea Festival has been a wonderful celebration of everything related to coffee and tea, but with approximately 85% of the tea consumed in America being iced this event is a natural expansion of what we do; it only makes sense to give consumers an event that focuses specifically on what they love and introduces them to the expansive world of iced tea..." explained Event Manager Kristyn Dolan. "... and coffee! Cold brew coffee has seen incredible growth this past year that coffee enthusiasts might even argue it is the 'summertime beverage of choice.' Research from Mintel notes that cold brew coffee sales had an estimated 115% growth from 2014, reaching $7.9 million in retail sales."

Festival organizers are looking to bring a wide variety of iced beverages to showcase at this mid-Atlantic gathering sure to 'chill' tastebuds this summer. Like the hot version of the Coffee & Tea Festival, the event will feature a national and local line-up of exhibitors providing tastings of their best products, seminars for attendees to learn more about their favorite beverages, and products available for purchase. Contests focused on coffee/tea mixology and activities like coffee painting are all planned for a full-day of warm weather fun.

Some of Philly's finest food trucks will also be present to serve up some of the best street food on the sun-soaked festival grounds. Food is not included in the price of admission but will be geared toward lunchtime favorites that are easily accompanied with iced tea and iced coffee.

The event is also perfectly timed for attendees to stock-up on their favorite iced teas in advance of National Iced Tea Day to take place June 10, 2016.

Tickets, which include product tasting and a souvenir cup, can be purchased online for $20 at the festival website: CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com/PhillyIced. Shopping bags will be distributed to the first 1,000 attendees. The event will take place rain or shine on June 5, 2016 from 11AM-4PM on the Marine Parade Grounds at the Philadelphia Navy Yard located at 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112. Tents will be provided for shade and shelter. Attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to avoid being sold-out.

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