This past weekend I attended the Coffee & Tea Festival. This was the festival’s seventh year and the tickets were actually sold out! People from all over the world traveled to New York City to worship the wonderful coffee bean. I was able to watch the North East Regional Barista Competition, receive a teacup reading and taste the finest coffee roasts.
Here are a few pics and videos from the event.
Check out my interview with Robert Galinsky, the show’s creator.
A Few Clips…
Katie Carguilo who credits her extensive knowledge of coffee to Counter Intelligence, Counter Culture’s educational program. She explains coffee cherries the inspiration for her signature drink.
Philip Search, an espresso and coffee consultant for Dallis Brothers Coffee makes soft serve ice cream on site for his signature drink. I really need to sign up to be a judge next year!
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Ever wonder how they create that cute lil leafy design in your latte?
No? Well I posted this video, so you might as well just watch and learn.
I often work while passively watching a Law & Order series marathon. Any will do, from UK to Criminal Intent. Tonight it’s Criminal Intent; this particular episode titled “Pas de Deux” aired in 2004, a year before the actor playing the villain, Charlie Rocket committed suicide out on his farm in CT. Sorry I often go off on tangents—get used to it.
Anyways the initial crime scene in this episode is what caught my attention. It was a coffee shop! So bright and spacious and their display cases; oh my. I had to find out where they were. Of course I went and completed a series of searches on Google (My own detective work.) And Voila! The scene was shot at Devon & Blakely. Not completely sure which one, since they have several midtown locations, but I will keep you updated. This case is not officially closed.