Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! We’re high off caffeine as we journey around the numerous vendors at NYC Craft Coffee Festival. We started the festival off with cold brew on the second floor. The coffee vendors were very knowledgeable about their particular coffee and we could really feel their passion for coffee. The cold brew area had some of the most enthusiastic and welcoming group of people in the whole festival. It was too bad that the cold brew crew was shoved into the upstairs corner away from the main stage of the festival.
The festival also had many, many vendors offering their blends and single origin coffee prepared in the traditional brewing methods. Some local vendors really stuck out like Dona Chai, Sail Away Coffee Co., Variety Coffee, and Sweetleaf. Well-known coffee places like Toby’s Estate and Café Grumpy also had representatives at the festival, and as expected, they held the longest lines. Devocion and Sail Away Coffee Co. had unique cold brew bottles they were giving out which drove many people to check them out, and was a really good marketing move on their part.
But what’s coffee without a good donut? We finally had the chance to try Underwest Donut’s Carwash and Lime Coconut donut, and I must say they were two of the better donuts I’ve ever had. So check them out the next time you’re in Hell’s Kitchen.
All in all, massive amounts of coffee and some donuts. I’d call that a good Saturday.
Underwest Donut (where the donuts are from!)
638 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Photos by Bobo and Bibi