Hester Street Fair returns for its 4th annual day devoted to coffee and this year we are going all in and making it a special Coffee Only Street Fair. In addition to the coveted coffee competition we will be adding a Latte Art throwdown with a $1,000 cash prize.
One celebration. Two competitions!
Hester Street Fair returns for its 4th annual day devoted to coffee and this year we are going all in and making it a special Coffee Only Street Fair. In addition to the coveted coffee competition, we will be adding a Latte Art throwdown with a $1,000 cash prize.
Latte Art Throw Down
$1,000 cash prize – we are not accepting “ringers,” or known champions this competition is open to aspiring latte artist. We will also introduce one artist as a judge, Lance Delosreyes, aka, Rambo alongside top champions and technical judges. This is a traditional old school latte art throw down open to the public we will be offering entries for baristas and those who want to give it a try. This is a bracket style competition with a sudden death format featuring head-to-head competition as “a match” between the competitors. The competitor receiving the highest score from the three judges advances to the next round and the loser is eliminated. Competitors are given three minutes to produce one free-pour drink for the judges (no etching, tool, powders, etc. – just milk and espresso), which is then scored against the competitor. Entrance fee is only $10.
You Be The Judge
Hester Street Fair loves friendly competition. Anyone can purchase a voting ticket which grants you one vote per ticket and a 2-ounce sample for one drink from each coffee shop. At 5pm we will tally up the votes and announce a winner. Expect samples from 10-15 coffee shops.
Coffee Beers and Cocktails
We will have on hand several porters, stouts and coffee infused beers including Mikkeller’s Dry Irish Stout called Proper Pint and KCBC’s Necor Alchemy, brewed with Brooklyn-based metal band Tombs, featuring Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans from lead singer Mike Hill’s SAVAGE GOLD coffee company.
Ockhyeon from Round K will be serving up a “Manhattan Iced Coffee” using espresso and soju.
Participating Coffee Shops
City League Coffee Roasters has been with us plenty this season and our coffee day would not be right without them! Catch their vibrant coffees, merch, and nice smiles all Saturday long.
Adventure Cafe is a membership-based coffee shop focused on community, coffee, and adventures. Memberships are $49 a month and you get unlimited drinks.
Kabisera is a Filipino-inspired, vegan cafe that will delight you with a cup of love, a feeling of family, and a taste of home.
Round K draws inspiration from South Korea and adds an element of space, atmosphere, mood, and flavor to all of their coffees. They’re also behind the saki sangria earlier in the season…
Whistle & Fizz is pioneering the next generation of coffee and tea, AKA sparkling cold brew lemonade!
Mud Coffee has the drinks and merch you need and is also, big fans of classical latte art.
GrandLo Café aims to be your daily coffee ritual and is also in the business to support real-world opportunities for young people who need a step up.
Music By: Bryce Hackford
About Hester Street Fair
The Hester brand is known for its highly curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, design, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors. By bringing together a high quality, a wide range of cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands, Hester creates buzzworthy artisanal experiences that are unique to New York City. Our vendor selections represent the unmatched diversity, unique talent, and abundant creative spirit that sets NYC apart. The Hester experience is about bringing the community together. Family friendly and open to all, yet stylish and exclusive enough to appeal to discerning foodies and in-the-know shoppers who come to check out the latest trends. Described by the New York Times as a “hyperlocal block party,” The Hester brand brings a connection to community and a vibe that is cool, cozy, and familiar.