New York Coffee Festival raises over $75,000 for Project Waterfall

The New York Coffee festival returned to the 69th Regiment Armory in NYC from September 16-18th. Now in it's second year, the event saw thousands of coffee lovers from New York City and beyond all gathered for three days of pure caffeination.

50% of ticket sales were donated to Project Waterfall to bring clean drinking water to coffee growing communities. A total of over $75,000 was raised across the three days which in partnership with charity: water will bring clean drinking water to entire communities in the coffee growing country of Rwanda.

The event included a lab program packed out with educational talks and workshops, the Coffee Masters barista competition, The Coffee Art Project exhibition and competition, live music courtesy of the finalists from The Coffee Music Project and hundreds of free coffee samples.

The Project Waterfall booth challenged visitors to see how long they could hold up a jerry can full of water (the winning time: 17 minutes!), and our incredible volunteers made sure visitors were hydrated throughout the festival.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported!