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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Selected as one of the “10 Best New York Events” and featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”… Philadelphia is gearing up for its inaugural Coffee & Tea Festival.

On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, a huge variety of coffees and teas, as well as experts and educators will fill the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

More than 40 exhibitors of coffee and tea products and services will pour and peddle their wares throughout the weekend, keeping attendees buzzing with plenty of samples.

Plus, the first 1,000 attendees to walk through the doors each day will receive a free gift bag full of coffee and tea swag.

A variety of programming offers up the opportunity to learn about such related topics as traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, fair trade practices in coffee importing, pairing coffee and tea with honey or cocktails and much more.

Most lectures and demonstrations are included with general admission, while participating in pairing presentations requires an additional $10 to $15 ticket.

2013 Free Festival Seminars – All are welcome! Free to attend. Located in Hall E.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • 11:00AM  –    Chado Tea (Presented by: Urasenke Philadelphia)
  • 12:30PM   –    Cultivation to Cup (Presented by: John Sacharok)
  • 2:00PM     –    Tea in the Himalaya (Presented by: Kevin Gascoyne)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • 11:00AM  –    Tea Blending & Quality (Presented by: Chris Recchia)
  • 12:30PM   –    Starting a Tea Business (Moderated by: Gail Gastelu)
  • 2:00PM     –    Fair Trade Coffee & Micro-Roasting (Presented by: Joe Cesa)

Pairings & Specialty Events

(Participation fees apply – please purchase additional program ticket(s). Seating is limited. Located in Hall E.)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • 12:00PM –    Honey for Tea (Presented by: Zeke Freeman) – $10
  • 3:00PM   –    Tea Infused Cocktails (Presented by: Peter Martino) – $15

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • 12:00PM –    Tea & Cheese (Presented by: Cynthia Gold) – $15


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