Metropolitan Pavilion | October 13 - 15, 2017
  • The Lab


The New York Coffee Festival's Lab program features an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, workshops, talks and tastings from industry experts.

Due to such high demand from last year, we are excited to announce we are introducing TWO lab schedules for 2017! Double the speakers, double the buzz!

Witness cutting-edge coffee art and science and experience first-hand the latest brewing techniques and taste sensations.  

Discover current industry trends, gain top tips for setting up a coffee shop, explore the history of coffee or relax with a drink and learn something new.

Stage 1 schedule:


2.15pm: Thomas Perez & Alex Enzbigilis: Aesthetic Engineering, Designing and Implementing Machinery for the Next Wave
CEO & Sales Director —  Alpha Dominche

3pm: Breville 
Representitive —​ Breville

3.45pm: Akio Tanaka: How to Make the Most of Matcha
Owner — Matchaeologist

5.15pm: George Howell: Interview - Life and Career in Coffee
Founder — George Howell Coffee

6.00pm: Brandon Tully: The Role of Mixology for the Contemporary Coffee Shop
Founder — Apes & Peacocks Coffee Roaster | Underline Coffee

6.45pm: Tom Baker 
Co-founder & Managing Director — Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liquor


9.45am: Estefanía Hernández: Sensory Perception
Quality Assurance — Racafé

10.30am: Hermann Mendez & Dan Streetman: Is Coffee Expensive? A producer perspective
Coffee Producer, Natamaya Coffee & Green Coffee Buyer/CFO
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

12.00pm: Daniela Andrei: The Taste Equation 
Kitchen Aid

12.45pm: Laila Ghambari: Make Great Coffee at Home with De'Longhi
Brand Ambassador — De'Longhi

1.30pm: Breville 
Representitive —​ Breville

3.00pm: Damion Badalementi: Chocolate Workshop
Founder/Consultant, DBD Chocolate

3.45pm: Tom Baker 
Co-founder & Managing Director — Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liquor

4.30pm: Dritan Alsela: From Barista to Coffee Shop Owner 
Founder, Dritan Alsela Coffee



To Be Announced.

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