Fresh Cup‘s Jordan Johnson, Jan Weigel and Caitlin Peterkin
[F]or the first time ever, Coffee Fest NYC joined the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show and Healthy Food Expo for an event of massive proportions this past weekend in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Thousands of guests walked the show floor, gathered for informative seminars, and made new connections throughout the food and beverage industry. Meanwhile, baristas, roasters, and companies from across the country vied for victory in multiple competitions over the duration of the show. Emilee Bryant of Greenway Coffee won first place in the Latte Art World Championship Open. In the America’s Best Espresso competition, Jenna Gotthelf of Counter Culture Coffee took home the gold. In the America’s Best Cold Brew competition, Cervantes Coffee Roasters won first place in the Nitro Category, while Spare Moment Coffee Roasters claimed victory in the Still Category.
Winners of the Best New Products competition included:
1st: Saku Tea, Golden Orange Turmeric Latte Blend
2nd: Uncanny Wellness, Barista Blend Hemp CBD Powder
3rd: Milkadamia, Milkadamia Creamers
1st: Enhanced Beverage Solutions, Nitro Tower
2nd: Cube Methods, Coffee Ice Machine 250
3rd: 1st-Line Equipment, Lelit Bianca Manual Brew Pressure Profiling Espresso Machine
Coffee Fest will next venture to Indianapolis May 31–June 2. Registration is now open.