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.

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.

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