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.

Guest speakers last year included:


2.45pm: Ricardo Pereira: Innovation in Brazilian Specialty Coffee 
Specialty Coffee Manager —  Ally Coffee 

3.25pm: Kirby Sinclair & Ed Cutcliffe: Taste 
Managing Director & Sales Director —​ The Good Roast by The Roasting Party

4.05pm: Anna Tsfasman: The Way to Grow
Co-Owner — Double B Coffee&Tea

4.45pm: Ronny Billemon: Premium Quality Water for Coffee Lovers
Area Sales & Key Account Manager — Benelux, WQA Master Water Specialist & SCAE Barista Professional — Pentair Everpure

5.25pm: Jake Leonti: Illusion of Control
President — F+B Therapy

6.05pm: Michal Molcan: Design Thinking in Specialty Coffee
Founder & Editor in Chief  — Standart Magazine

6.45pm: Emily Rosenberg & Gabriel Chait: Bringing The Farm to Market
Manager of Education & Account Development, Source Relationship Manager — Stumptown Coffee Roasters


11.00am: Andrew Miller: Cupping for Quality 
President — Café Imports

12.00pm: Adam Saucy & Michael Mangosing: Chemex Secrets
Chemex & Oren's Daily Roast

12.30pm: Louise Cheadle: Matcha Madness 
Co-Founder — teapigs

1.00pm: Jai Lott: Latte Art for Beginners
Coffee Director — Bluestone Lane 

1.30pm: Aaron Owens: What is Specialty Coffee?
Coffee Educator — Toby's Estate

2.30pm: Anna Gutierrez: Signature Drinks Power up Your Profits
National Sales Consultant — Barista 22

3.00pm: Counter Culture Coffee & La Marzocco: Home Barista Basics

4.00pm: Robert Norman: The Complementary Natures of Coffee and Cocoa 
Independent Sales Manager — Raaka Virgin Chocolate 

4.30pm: Byron Holcomb: Soil to Sip
Director of Agribusiness — Nobletree Coffee 

5.00pm: Alden Kelley & Kurt Blum: Test Your Senses 


10.30am: Meister: New York — Coffee City
Sales Associate — Café Imports

11.30am: David Donde: Pre-infusion in Immersive and Drip Coffee
Founder — Truth Coffee

12.00pm: Dritan Alsela: Social Media and Coffee
Bazzar Caffe

12.30pm: Sanremo Coffee Machines: Through the Opera Express Yourself

2.00pm: Brian Haas: Wake Up and Smell the Chai
Managing Director North America — Prana Chai

2.30pm: Robert Norman: The Complementary Natures of Coffee and Cocoa 
Independent Sales Manager — Raaka Virgin Chocolate 

PLUS: a showing of The Coffee Man, a film that follows 2016 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic's pursuit of excellence and extraordinary journey to reach his Holy Grail: the perfect cup of coffee.

Here's a preview: 

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