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Coffee & Tea Festival Back at Brooklyn Expo Center on March 23-24, 2019

Cup of Joe or Spot of Tea—Fest Has It All!

(March 11, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY) Starfish Junction, producers of the 14th annual Coffee & Tea Festival—“a coffee and tea lovers heaven” ( and selected as one of the “Ten Best New York Events” (USA Today’s—is putting the final touches on the 2019 tasting event.  An extraordinary panel of pioneers and industry influencers will be speaking at the event on March 23-24, 2019 at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222).  The event is open to the public and trade.  Tickets and info at
The largest and longest-running consumer-focused coffee and tea sampling event in the country, the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC attracts local, national and international companies interested in converting coffee and tea enthusiasts into customers.  The Festival attracts over 6,000 attendees through its doors.  The event is a favorite among consumers who come to see, taste, and learn about what’s new in the world of coffee and tea.   Exhibitors will offer tastings of their coffees, teas, honeys and even some deliciously dunkable treats that can be enjoyed with coffee and tea. 
This year’s event is going green thanks to event tasting cup sponsor teapasar who will be bringing beautiful custom-made yixing clay glazed porcelain tasting cups for all attendees.  teapasar will also be leading a seminar called Online Tea Matchmaking: Finding Your Perfect Blend with Science . Other seminars (some free, some require modest materials fee) cover a variety of topics, including:  Ethiopian coffee and culture; tea trends; preparing and enjoying Italian iced coffee; how to use a Chemex; understanding Taiwan’s Baozhong Oolong; crafting with tea; and more.   View the complete seminar schedule online.
Back by popular demand is the Tea Course Fast Track.  For attendees looking to get into the tea business or those in the food and beverage industry looking to continue their education and/or add tea to their offerings, producer Gail Gastelu will be offering Tea Course Fast Track, a half-day seminar teaching participants about Camellia sinensis, the tea experience, tea uses and health benefits, and much more. The four-hour course requires pre-registration and includes VIP admission to the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC, an exclusive festival gift bag, a tea cupping set and a flash drive full of additional readings, resources, eBooks, and special offers.
The 2019 Coffee & Tea Festival will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2018 and Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Brooklyn Expo Center located at 72 Noble Street in Brooklyn, NY 11222.  The venue is located in the thriving and trendy Greenpoint section of Brooklyn and is easily accessible by car, the B32 bus, the NYC Ferry, or the G-train.  VIP tickets (limited availability) are $35 each and include an extra two hours of tastings from 10:00am-12:00pm, a guaranteed festival gift bag stuffed with goodies to take home, and attendance at select seminars. General admission (12:00-5:00pm Saturday or 12:00-4:00pm Sunday) tickets are $25 and provide ticketholders access to the tastings and select seminars.  “Rush Hour” tickets ($10) will be available on Saturday only.  They offer admission from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  These tickets are for those looking to get-in and get-out, for a quick try and buy experience. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the festival website (advance purchase recommended to guarantee admission).
Event sponsors include well-knows and much-admired tea companies, including:  teapasar (tasting cup), Capital Teas (shopping bags), SerendipiTea (Special Seminars), and Teavana (WiFi).  Other sponsors include:  GEICOCoffee and Tea NewsletterThe Tea House TimesEssentia WaterFresh Cup Magazine, and News12 Brooklyn.  For tickets and info, visit:

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