Recently, the second New York Coffee Festival took place at the 69th Regiment Armory.
Catering to the bustling coffee scene of the city were over 70 coffee brands, equipment suppliers, and local food vendors for consumers and coffee professionals alike.
Didn't get a chance to attend the festival? No worries — catch the top five highlights below.1. The Baileys Sidewalk Cafe
The cozy cafe aesthetic was brought to the festival in the form of the Baileys Sidewalk Cafe adorned with comfy couch, table seating and a brick backdrop. The menu of signature Baileys and coffee drinks
was curated by blogger Coffee & Champagne, bakery Butter & Scotch, and cocktail and bar tending consultants of Muddling Memories. The must-have beverage? A creative concoction of Bailey's, coffee, club soda, chocolate syrup, plus a mini donut and cookie, whipped cream, and of course sprinkles.2. Coffee Masters NYC
Baristas faced-off in the multi-disciplinary competition of cupping, brewing, and latte art, which included the execution of a 10-drink order, signature drinks, creating an espresso blend from the cupping session, and identifying coffee origins. Yuko Inoue of Timberyard
, London took home the Coffee Masters NYC 2016 title, along with Dylan Siemens of Onyx Coffee Lab as the runner-up.3. "Breaking Bad"-Inspired CoffeeWalter's Coffee Roastery
did "Breaking Bad"
justice bringing the science of coffee to festival goers. With a periodic table menu, HazMat suits, and smoking coffee, this booth surely had TV show fans and coffee lovers running to the Brooklyn cafe post-festival. 4. The Coffee Art Project
The themed art competition allowed artists of all levels to submit original pieces of different mediums relating to "coffee" or a "coffee shop experience"
as a fundraising initiative for Project Waterfall, a charity to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities. 5. Live Latte Art
This interactive part of the festival allowed festival attendees the chance to witness some of the world's best latte artists
in action create Instagram-worthy works of art. For more New York City dining and travel news, click here.