He is back! New York’s biggest coffee festival, the New York Coffee Festival, will make its triumphant return to the nation’s biggest apple in just days. The event will start on Friday October 7 and will continue until Sunday October 9.

The events and festival industry has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, which makes the return of an in-person festival like NYCF something to celebrate. The event began running in 2015 and went on a two-year hiatus in 2020 and 2021, with tickets sold for the 2021 event being extended for entry into this year’s festival. Sprudge has covered the event extensively every year since 2015 and will continue that tradition of coverage for this weekend’s festival, in partnership with Allegra Events.

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So what’s happening at NYCF this year? There are a lot of them – here are some of the things we’re most excited about this weekend in New York.

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  • The Coffee Masters are coming back to New York! Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, extremely fun, and highly multidisciplinary coffee competition unlike any other, and this year’s competition field is absolutely stacked. The contestants were announced at the end of the summer, and now you can get an advanced look at some of their incredible signature drinks, including a superb original oleo saccharum rum cocktail with orange peel from Abner Roldan. , a Mountain Dew/”Mountain Brew” riff from Jenna Gotthelf, and an intriguing cascara daiquiri from Meg Skop. More information on the 2022 NYCF Coffee Masters can be found here, including details on the event disciplines and this year’s team of judges and MCs.
  • Latte Art Live will rev up the steam all weekend. The festival’s popular and highly competitive live latte art center offers a range of experiences this year, from live demonstrations and beginner’s tutorials to exhibits from some of the world’s greatest latte artists. Make sure you have your spot to watch the Espresso State of Mind Throwdown tournament on Saturday afternoon and check out the full schedule of latte art events here.
  • Sensory experience like no other. Returning to this year’s festival is the much-vaunted Sensory Experience, “a sensory maze containing a series of unique experiences and discover flavors designed to test your senses to the max”. This is an unmissable thirty-minute experience, free for all festival-goers. Learn more here!
  • The Lab, NYCF’s jam-packed schedule of workshops, demos, tastings, and live talks, offers some absolutely intriguing programming this year. Highlights include a talk by Intelligentsia Coffee CEO James McLaughlin (Friday at 11:50am), a presentation by Lem Butler of Black & White Coffee (Friday at 2:20pm), a talk titled “Coffee Careers: Growth” hosted by Joe Coffee’s Amaris Gutierrez-Ray (Saturday at 10:45 a.m.) and a taste vs. taste demo by the Coffee Project NYC team (Sunday at 11:30 a.m.) All times EST Click here for a full lineup list.
  • NYCF’s incredible cultural programming also returns this year, including the Coffee Art Project, Coffee Music Project and fundraising to benefit Project Waterfall. There’s also something delicious to sample at the Street Food Market, a lovely coffee cocktail (or three) from Mr. Black, and dozens of exhibitors across two floors of the festival.

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All of this and more awaits you at the New York Coffee Festival 2022. For a comprehensive guide to the event, plus additional information on ticketing and times, visit the official New York Coffee Festival homepage.

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