NYC CRAFT COFFEE FESTIVAL
Date: October 1, 2016
I'll be the first to admit that I consume coffee as a means to an end. Coffee = staying awake. I wanted to attend NYC Craft Coffee Festival with the hopes that all the coffee I drink there would keep me awake for days, and I would be the most productive person on the planet. As we all expected, that didn't happen. BUT, I had a great time, tried lots of delicious coffee, and learned a thing or two about what makes every cup of coffee in NYC unique. Every coffee shop sources their beans from different locations. The beans get their flavor and boldness from where they grew, when they were harvested, and how they were processed . Some coffee shops also blend beans for unique flavor combinations.
There were 18 Roasters at the event including Cafe Grumpy, Uptown Roasters, Toby's Estate. My favorite roast and most unique was Devocion. The coffee was bold in flavor, smooth in texture, and had a very distinct aroma. I never thought I would describe coffee this way but it tasted pure, raw, earthy, and fresh, unlike any other coffee I've tasted. There was also a good variety of hot and cold coffee along with a couple of nitro brews. My favorite doughnut shop, Doughnut Plant, was there along with a couple of other food vendors selling treats.