The New York Coffee Festival 2015

NewYorkCoffeeFestival_LogoThe New York Coffee Festival 2015 is set to be held on September 25th- 27th at the 69th Regiment Armory.

The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, that celebrates the specialty coffee scene in the city. The festival will feature over 70 coffee, food and equipment suppliers, where visitors will have access to endless free coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations form world-class baristas, delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and art. More than 10,000 visitors are expected to come from across the USA and abroad.

Many events will take place at the festival like the Lab program. The Lab program will feature interactive demonstrations, workshops, talks and tasting from industry experts. Participants will witness demonstrations on coffee art, the science of coffee, and the latest brewing techniques. Moreover, participants can discover current industry trends, gain top tips for setting up a coffee shop, and explore the history of coffee.

The festival is also the official launch event for the charitable Coffee Week NYC, which promotes the coffee industry while raising money for clean water and sanitation projects in coffee producing communities. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Project Waterfall. Standard ticket prices are $20 online and $25 at the door.

Some exhibitors that will be present during the festival include Stumptown Coffee, Brooklyn Cold Brew, Bluestone Lane Coffee, Dough, Gregorys Coffee, Irving Farm, La Colombe, etc. The full list of exhibitors can be found here.

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David Chang Launches Fuku Fingers with Danny Bowien

16-mission-chinese-kuku-fingers.w529.h352David Chang has just recently done a collaboration with Daniel Humm with their toast offered in Momofuku Ssäm Bar and the NoMad Bar. Now, David Chang has launched a new project with Danny Bowien. Bowien says “The collaboration came together seamlessly. Dave reached out and asked if we wanted to work together on a Fuku Fingers dish…It seemed like a natural fit because, at the end of the day, we both want to serve something simple- this is the type of food we both want to eat.” David Chang and Danny Bowien each combined their concepts from their respective restaurants to create two different dishes offered exclusively in each restaurant. Mission Cantina will exclusively sell Fuku Finger Crunchy Wraps and Fuku+ will offer Mission Chinese Fuku Fingers.

The Fuku Finger Crunch Wrap is made of shredded pepper-jack cheese, Russ & Daughters salmon-skin chicarrón, smoked habanero honey, lettuce, tomato, jalapeño pickles, buttermilk dressing, and crunchy corn tostadas, wrapped in a flour tortilla grilled. While the crunchy wrap will be $13, Mission Cantina has noted that $1 of every sale of the Fuku Finger Crunchy Wrap will be donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC.

The Mission Chinese Fuku Fingers will be the first white meat offered from Fuku that is tossed with Mission Chinese’s Chongqing spice blend, chili oil, sliced scallions, and topped with fried chilies. The Fuku Fingers will be $16.

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