5 Fun Experiences For Tea & Coffee Lovers

Tea and coffee are some of the most popular beverages in the world, known for both their flavor and their stimulating effects. Whether you prefer one over the other or drink both, the experiences on this list are sure to be right up your alley. From events that showcase the best the industries have to offer to businesses that serve up hot beverages year-round, there's something here for every caffeine lover. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Events & Businesses That Cater To Tea & Coffee Drinkers

Name Description
Caffeine Crawl Series of events that showcase coffee, tea, and chocolate vendors in host cities
The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show Industry event featuring representatives from the food & beverage industry
Camellia's Tea House Specialty and wellness tea company based in London
Ka'u Coffee Festival Annual event that showcases the local coffee industry
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party Community tea house in Atlanta, GA

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Tea Coffee
Botanical Name Camellia sinensis Coffea arabica
Country of Origin China Ethiopia
Part of Plant Used Leaf Bean
Caffeine in 8oz ~20 - 50 mg ~95 - 200 mg
Types Black, green, white, oolong, herbal, etc. Cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, mocha, etc.
Popular Additions Sugar, milk, honey, spices, herbs, lemon juice Sugar, milk, creamer

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In Depth

The past few decades have seen a rapid increase in the average quality of coffees and teas, and an explosion of connoisseurship. These developments have laid the groundwork for the flourishing of novel beverage experiences, such as festivals and trade shows. This list, presented in no particular order, looks at five of them.

At #1, Caffeine Crawl was developed to give enthusiasts of quality-driven coffee, tea, and chocolate a one-of-a-kind experience. Designed as an interactive, pub crawl style tour event, it gives individuals an opportunity to learn, share, and participate in what the passionate baristas, tea sommeliers, coffee roasters, chocolatiers, and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table.

The event was created by The Lab, which produces content and marketing on behalf of craft and specialty beverage companies. Each Caffeine Crawl host city has anywhere from 10 to 30 locations selected for Crawl attendees to visit via their selected route. No two iterations are the same; each one is built around the city's personality, culture, traffic structure, and local event flow.

Each Caffeine Crawl host city has anywhere from 10 to 30 locations selected for Crawl attendees to visit via their selected route.

#2 on the list is The Canadian Coffee and Tea Show, which brings thousands of industry exhibitors and attendees together under one roof. The trade show floor is designed to be a dynamic setting to bring together people, products, and opportunities. Typical visitors include restaurant owners, managers, and buyers, baristas, exporters and importers, and chocolatiers, among others.

Suppliers from all over the world participate in The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show to promote and demonstrate their products to decision-makers in the Canadian market. Exhibitors are representatives from the food and beverage industry; roasting, brewing, grinding, and espresso machine manufacturers; growers and roasters; bakery suppliers; and chocolatiers, as well as those from other sectors of the business.

The #3 entry is Camellia's Tea House, a speciality and wellness tea company, many of whose teas and herbal infusions are designed and hand blended in-house at its London headquarters. It was founded in 2007, out of a desire to create a wellness range of products that would not only be founded on the health properties of the beverage but also engage the quintessentially English heritage of tea drinking.

It was founded in 2007, out of a desire to create a wellness range of products that would not only be founded on the health properties of the beverage but also engage the quintessentially English heritage of tea drinking.

The founders of the business are Lubna Madan, a qualified Homeopath who is the font of Camellia's herbal infusions knowledge, and her brother, Ajit Madan, who is the UK's first I.T.E.I. Master Tea Sommelier and has a background in molecular biology and finance. In addition to the shop and tea house, the company has wholesale arrangements, and offers a variety of courses.

#4, The Ka'u Coffee Festival, takes place annually on the Big Island of Hawaii. Coffee has been cultivated there since the late 19th Century, but the local industry did not really take off until the collapse of the area's sugar plantation in the 1990s. An unspoiled landscape, sunny climate, and misty afternoons give the region's beans their flavor.

The festival's events include The Miss Ka'u Coffee Pageant, in which local women present their intelligence, grace, and a variety of talents. The Pa'ina and Open House takes place at the Pahala Plantation and raises money for a scholarship fund. Coffee and Cattle Day offers information about the local industry. There's also a recipe contest, as well as hikes and lunches.

The Pa'ina and Open House takes place at the Pahala Plantation and raises money for a scholarship fund.

Finishing things up at #5, Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party is a community tea house and the cornerstone of the company's international women's education program, The Learning Tea. Nestled in Atlanta's historic Candler Park neighborhood, it's been serving up tea, desserts, and experiences since 2007. The store has been featured in publications like Southern Living and The Huffington Post.

The menu includes a variety of teas, in different serving styles, as well as coffee, desserts, sandwiches, and other small dishes. Most days of the week, Dr. Bombay's also offers a high tea course. A portion of all profits go to The Learning Tea, which provides a scholarship program to support young women in India who cannot otherwise afford to further their education.