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2nd Annual Coffee Cocktail Mashup Fundraiser

Posted on June 6, 2012 by

I was honored to be a judge at the first Mash Up, and am thrilled to be judging the second.

The 2nd Annual Coffee Cocktail Mash Up Fundraiser

New York, NY – May 24, 2012. Pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Coffee Cocktail Mash Up, a fundraiser bringing together the city’s top bartenders and baristas for a signature drink competition. Tribeca’s Weather Up is opening its doors for a throw-down style competition where 5 teams – each consisting of one barista and one bartender – will work together to create a cocktail featuring the coffee of their choice. 

The private event will kick off at 5PM on Sunday, June 24th at Weather Up. The carefully curated pair of contestants will present each drink before a panel of judges – Robert Simonson of the New York Times, Mari Uyehara of Time Out NY, Kara Newman of Wine Enthusiast, Shawn Kelly of Pernod Ricard and Mike White of ShotZombies.com, – who will evaluate each beverage for flavor, balance, concept, and presentation. The event will be MC’d by Imbibe’s Amy Zavatto.

The 5 pairs include Jane Danger of Jane’s Sweet Buns and Park Brannen of Handsome Coffee Roasters (2011 Mash Up Champions), John deBary of PDT and Sam Penix of Everyman Espresso, Meaghan Doorman of Raines Law Room and Teresa Von Fuchs of Dallis Bros. Coffee, Danny Gil of Weather Up and Mike Jones of Third Rail Coffee and Brad Farran (Clover Club) and Alex Bernson of Joe Coffee.

The fundraiser’s main purpose is to benefit the panel members of Coffee: The Missing Ingredient, a seminar on coffee cocktails that will debut at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this July. The panel members are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs, and hope to ease some of the burden with proceeds from the event. Organizers of the event hope to share the possibilities of coffee-based cocktails with the New York beverage community while helping to fund their event at Tales of the Cocktail.

An entry fee of $20 not only gains you access to the caffeinated shenanigans, but you’ll also sip a complimentary coffee cocktail created by the panel members of Coffee: The Missing Ingredient. During the event, Weather Up’s bar will be open for standard cocktails as well as bar bites.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite at: http://coffeecocktailmashup.eventbrite.com/