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Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Returns to Brooklyn Expo Center on February 19-20, 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LyndaC@StarfishJunction.com

(January 24, 2022 – Brooklyn, NY) Starfish Junction, producers of the 15th annual Coffee & Tea Festival—” a coffee and tea lovers heaven” (NYCTourist.com) and selected as one the “Ten Best New York Events” (USA Today’s 10best.com)—is putting the final touches on the 2022 tasting event.  An extraordinary collection of coffee and tea producers will gather on February 19-20, 2022 at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222).  The event is open to the public and trade.  Tickets and info at www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com
 
“We are so excited to finally be returning with one of our favorite events,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producerStarfish Junction Productions .  “People are ready to gather, safely, with friends for some fun.  While following all state mandated safety guidelines, this year’s fest will be not only be a great way to reconnect with friends, but a welcomed return to live events for many of us,” added Calimano.  
 
The largest and longest-running consumer-focused coffee and tea sampling event in the country, the Coffee & Tea Festival attracts local, national and international companies interested in converting coffee and tea enthusiasts into customers.  Exhibitors will offer tastings of their coffees and teas, and even some deliciously dunkable treats that can be enjoyed with coffee and tea.  “It’s going to be a great day for the attendees looking to try some new products, take advantage of show discounts, and meet up with friends” added Calimano. 
 
Many of the attendee’s favorite exhibitors are returning again this year plus there will be many new and innovative companies who are joining the event for the first time—whether the exhibitors come locally from Brooklyn or from across the country, the variety of specialty coffee and tea vendors sampling at the event will be a winning combination.  
 
The event will also feature educational and entertaining seminars, some free, some require a small materials fee and pre-registration.  The seminars cover a variety of topics, including:  Kenyan Purple Leaf Tea, Vietnamese Coffee, and the Teas of Nepal.  
 
The 2022 Coffee & Tea Festival will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 and Sunday, February 20, 2022 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 special perks like an extra two hours of tastings with early admission starting at 10:00AM and a shopping gift bag stuffed with goodies from TipsonSerendipiTeaAdagio TeasRaw RevParomi TeasBromleyteeccinoSteeped CoffeeBee K’onsciousPlum DeluxenudgeRed chocolate, organic lip balm from EcoLips and delicious Biscoff cookies.
 
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.  Special “Rush Hour” tickets ($10) will be available on Saturday only.  This ticket type offers admission from 3:00PM-5:00PM on Saturday.  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).    Safety protocols have been instituted by event producer, Starfish Junction, to help reduce exposure to COVID19 and associated variants, details are listed on the event website. Starfish Junction will adhere to all local, state and national requirements for live events.  www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com.
 
The event is sponsored in part by the Coffee and Tea NewsletterThe Tea House TimesNews12 Brooklyn.     

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