5th Annual Coffee and Tea Festival

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Last Updated on May 20, 2015 by Chef Mireille

 The 5th Annual Coffee and Tea Show is happening this weekend at the 7 West 34th Street building.  Tickets are $20 and I highly recommend attending tomorrow, which is the last day.
Purveyors of tea, coffee and even one hot choccolate maker are all there, giving away sample tastings of their products.  There are also soap makers and beauty products, who include tea herbs in some of their products.
There are wonderful seminars, including the one I attended this afternoon on coffee.  You will be able so see and smell the differences in coffee beans from Kenya, Indonesia and Latin America.  Seeing the unroasted, green coffee bean was a first for me.  The fruity smell of Indonesian sumatra is an indication of why that has always been one of my favorite coffees.  These coffees were all delicious, though unsweetened.  Good coffee is NEVER bitter.

If you are able to attend, please don’t forget to stop by the Shapna booth – they are coffee and tea with a conscience.  Started just a year ago by some students from Colgate University, they give back 40% of all profits back to the communities where they get the product from.  They currently have tea from Bangladesh and coffee from Uganda.
We are having beautiful weather this weekend and this is a perfect reason to leave your house tomorrow.

Chef Mireille
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