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Included among the featured exhibitors for the 2009 show are the following companies: Omoma Coffee, SerendipiTea, Café La Paz, Tay Tea, Tavalon, Starbucks, Harney & Sons Tea, Green Mountain Coffee, Keurig, Guayaki Yerba Mate, El Pedral Gourmet Coffee, Hancha Tea, Zen Green Tea Liqueur, Srina Tea, Vittoria Café Coffee, TeLight, Sacred Rose Tea, and Jalima Coffee.The show will also feature some extraordinary related products including Best Friends Cocoa, Biscottea, Deborah’s Kitchen, Chip ‘N Dipped Cookie Co., Erica’s Rugelach, and Taste of Home Bakery.In addition to booths, tastings and opportunities to buy unique products, this two-day event also features a full program of presentations from well-known industry pros and pioneers.Some of the highlights include:• Home Roasting 101Presented by Donny Raus, President of Northeast Roasters Group.• Korean Loose Leaf Tea CeremonyPresented by Yoon Hee Kim of the Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Chocolate TastingHosted by Dina Cheney, author of "Tasting Club."• Afternoon Tea: Tips Terms, and TraditionsPresented by Ellen Easton.• The Art of Coffee Cupping & TastingHosted by Marcela Zuchovicki of Jalima Coffee, Sponsored by Gillies Coffee.• From Garden to Cup: Journey With TeaPresented by Yoon Hee Kim,Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Think Outside the Cup: Creating Coffee-And Tea-Infused Desserts,Presented by Celebrity Chef Melody McGinley Whitelaw.• Turkish Coffee & Culture, Presented by Sule Akoglu of The TurkishCultural Center.• Korean Powdered Green Tea CeremonyPresented by Yoon Hee Kim, Korean Tea Culture Foundation.• Green Teas of China, Korea and JapanPresented by Yoon Hee Kim, Sponsored by TeaClassics.• Tea Cocktailspresented by Chris Cason, Tea Sommelier at TavalonThe 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYC will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, the official charity of the event. Cup for Education helps 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 be also be available to attendees each day and include samples from: Adagio Tea, Celestial Seasonings, Wholesome Sweeteners, The Tea House Times, Glee Gum, Teeccino, Choice Organic Tea, Chopsticks Magazine, and others.An all day pass includes sampling of the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the specialpresentations.
for more info: www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com
The 4th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: NYCApril 18th and 19th, 2009 The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St. 631 940 7290
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