A Cup of the Valley Coffee & Tea Festival
Something new is brewing in Dutchess, and it’s the Cup of the Valley Coffee & Tea Festival! This inaugural event is set for Sunday, April 22nd from 11am to 5pm at the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. It highlights the flavors of local and imported coffees and teas, in addition to samplings of gourmet specialty goods. Try products from local favorite roasters and coffee shops including Irving Farms, Harney and Sons Fine Teas, The Dutchess Coffee Company, North River Roasters, The Poughkeepsie Grind and more! See exhibitions during the day on various topics related to the coffee roasting process, brewing techniques, and more
Tea drinkers will find delicious teas provided by resident purveyors, tea shops and specialty markets. Participate in an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony, an artistic pastime unique to Japan, which involves serving and drinking Matcha, a powdered Japanese green tea.
The Latte Art Competition is open to any and all who’d like to test their skills against the best in the region. The contest takes place all day, with the champion to be determined in the late afternoon.
Get ready to groove to the music upstairs in the Marriott Pavilion Auditorium, with area bands and artists performing all day. In addition to sampling a large variety of coffees and teas, you’ll enjoy coffee- and tea-themed desserts, treats, and eats. Bring home your favorites, all made in the Hudson Valley.
The Festival is presented by Poughkeepsie South and Wappingers Falls Rotary Clubs. Buy your tickets now for $17, or the cost goes up to $20 on the day of the event. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538