Welcome to A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea Festival


Join Us On April 28, 2019, At the Culinary Institute's Marriott Pavilion.

All proceeds from the event benefit local charities.

About Us

Great Coffee

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Sample great coffee from local roasters, coffee shops and cafes!

Delicious Tea

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Tea drinkers will find delicious teas provided by local  purveyors, tea shops and specialty markets!!

Food, Music and Fun

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Sample a large variety of  coffees and teas, enjoy coffee and tea themed desserts, treats, and eats!! Bring home your favorites all from local vendors.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Latte Art Competition

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Open to any and all who would like to test their skills against the best in the region.  The contest will take place throughout the day with the champion to be determined late in the afternoon.

Sponsored by The Pantry

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku - “harmony, respect, purity, tranquility.”

Participate in an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony.  


 The Japanese tea ceremony is an artistic pastime unique to Japan that features the serving and drinking of Matcha, a powdered Japanese green tea.


The ceremony will begin at 1:00pm and there will be a second seating at 3:00pm. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes.  The event will be held in the auditorium this year so there will be plenty of seating for everyone!!

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Festival Booklet

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A booklet containing  a brief background of  our sponsors and vendors will be included with your admission.  The booklet will also contain a schedule of the days events as well as a section with coupons from the participating vendors.

Exhibitions

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Several of  the vendors will be providing exhibitions throughout the day on various topics regarding the coffee roasting process, brewing techniques, and more!!

  

  

Logistics

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There is ample parking at the Culinary institute for all visitors.  The CIA campus is also home to many fine dining experiences as well as beautiful grounds located along the majestic Hudson River.  

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Tea Dueling with Dolly & Birdie! !!

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What is Tea Duelling, you ask?

Tea Duelling is a noble Steampunk sport of wits, technique and finesse between two individuals. 

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Schedule of Events

10:30 AM

Ketcham High School Jazz Band

10:30 am - 11:00am

Auditorium Second Floor

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10:30 AM

Ketcham High School Jazz Band

We invite you to listen to the Ketcham High School Jazz Band play live in the Marriott Center Auditorium.

10:30 am - 11:00am

Auditorium Second Floor

11:30 am

Dolly and Birdie

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Auditorium Second Floor

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11:30 am

Dolly and Birdie

Dolly & Birdie will be hosting a Tea Duelling battle at this year's festival. Join us at 1:00pm, sign up to compete (limited to 16) and you might walk away with the title of Tea Duelling Champion and a lovely prize gift. A large, cheering audience is also always welcome! 

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm

Auditorium Second Floor

12:45 pm

The Culinary Chef Band

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Auditorium Second Floor

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12:45 pm

The Culinary Chef Band

We invite you to enjoy the sounds of this home grown CIA band.  The Chefs will entertain with a mix of blues, jazz, and whatever comes to mind.

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Auditorium Second Floor

1:00 pm

Latte Art Competition, Demonstration, Participation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Vendor Area First Floor

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1:00 pm

Latte Art Competition, Demonstration, Participation

Come learn about, particpate, and perhaps compete in the world of Latte Art!  Caroline from "The Pantry" in Cold Spring, will be your host and guide.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Vendor Area First Floor

1:30 pm

Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Auditorium Second Floor

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1:30 pm

Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony

Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku - “harmony, respect, purity, tranquility.”

Participate in an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Auditorium Second Floor

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Better yet, see us in person!

Culinary Institute of America Marriott Pavilion April 28, 2019

A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea Festival

The festival will be held at the Culinary Institute of America's Marriott Pavilion --1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499--

Downloads

If you would like to participate in the festival please download our application below.  Vendors can also download the Board Of Health Permit application.

2019 A Cup of the Valley Sponsor-Vendor Application (pdf)

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BOH Permit Application (pdf)

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Our Sponsors

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Participating Vendors

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Charities/Programs Benefited

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