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Hoboken’s Annual Coffee Festival | May 15th, 2022

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We had so much fun at our Coffee Festival last November, we’re brewing it again! Join us Saturday, May 15 from 10:30 – 3:30 for an array of coffee and tea-themed booths in the Shipyard Passageway as well as 4 ticketed events indoors. The festival is curated by @secret.tearoom

Our 4 events provide an opportunity to learn from the experts and commune with fellow caffeine lovers. Tickets are $15 per event, and can be purchased here.  Ticket-buyers will receive a free mug, choosing from the Museum’s wide variety of designs.

11 – 11:45 pm: “Coffee Cupping” Travis Clifton, co-founder of modcup coffee

Travis Clifton, a co-founder of modcup , talks through how experts ‘cup’ coffee to savor the best brews and detect faults. “Cupping” is a very refined process to taste and evaluate freshly roasted and ground beans for qualities such as cleanness, sweetness, acidity, mouthfeel and aftertaste. The audience will take part in a cupping, and will enjoy complimentary coffees!  modcup has been roasting their own beans since 2013 and have three locations and a truck in Jersey City.

12:00 – 12:45 pm: “Latte Art” Tats Mori-Ryan, bwè kafe

Tats Mori-Ryan explores the differences between a latte, a cappuccino and a flat white, and reveals the techniques and steps a barista takes to make the great ones.

1:00 – 1:45 pm: “The Espresso Machine in History and Parts”  Stephen Bellamy, Maverick Espresso Tech

Stephen Bellamy of Boxwood Coffee Roasters, discusses the historic discovery of the espresso machine and breaks down how it works, both in words and literally with the machine in hand.

2:00 – 2:45 pm: “Good to the Last Drop? Maxwell House in Hoboken” Robert Foster, Hoboken Museum.

The aroma of roasted coffee once wafted over Hoboken. Explore those halcyon days and the lingering bitter aftertaste of the final closure with the Museum’s Director.


Few destinations have a coffee culture as rich and welcoming as Hoboken; that’s why the city is launching its first annual Hoboken Tea & Coffee Festival this November. A production of the Hoboken Historical Museum, this festival, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., will feature the city’s most beloved coffee brewers, with local author talks onsite. Talks will take place in the museum space (for $10 per ticket); while coffee-vendor displays and experiences will line the museum walkway. See the full lineup of speakers here.

Event address: Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken | Accessible via rideshare, car, bus, or NY Waterway ferry to Hoboken 14th Street (one block from the Hoboken ferry terminal)

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