Fall Conference


 The NCA Fall Education Conference

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October 26-28 • Roosevelt Hotel • 45th & Madison Ave 
New York, New York

The NCA Fall Education Conference provides coffee education and business insight for coffee professionals in all segments. Tours and demonstrations illuminating the many stages of coffee’s journey are paired with sessions designed to help businesses achieve success in the quality of their product as well as the efficiency of their business operations. 

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Program Overview


Monday, October 26


Noon - 5:00 PM

Supply Chain Field Trip: Port and Warehouse Tour

Do you know the stages of your coffee’s journey on its way to you? This fully-guided excursion provides a unique opportunity for networking, peer-sharing and a better understanding of the supply chain overall. Mark you calendar and stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, October 27


8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 In-Depth Educational Sessions

A full day of in-depth sessions will provide impressive opportunities for education—even coffee industry veterans are guaranteed to know more (and more people) at 5:00 pm than they did at breakfast!

5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Networking Cocktail Party

  Wednesday, October 28

9:00 AM- Noon
Educational Sessions
Noon - 3:30 PM

NYCoffee Field Trips

  • A Visit to the Intercontinental Exchange (formerly NYBOT) Cupping and Grading Room
  • Local Roaster Tour
  • Guided walking Tour of New York Cafes and Coffee houses


 A Small Sampling of Sessions:

  • The History of Coffee in New York
  • Virtual Tour-Harvesting and Processing at Origin
  • The Complete How-To Guide to “Greening” Your Operations
  • Financial Fundamentals Boot-camp
  • Triangulation Cupping Workshop
  • Commodity Market Primer-The “No Question Too Basic” Session
  • Sourcing and Importing-Understanding How to Take the Next Step
  • Manufacturing Capacity – build first or sell first?
  • Are certified coffees / Auction coffee the right choice for my business?
  • What is Cup of Excellence and can it help my business?
  • How do I train new roasters and cuppers?
  • Using Sensory Science for Q& A and product development
  • Food safety for retail operations – ServSafe/GMP/HACCP
  • Hiring and training the right employees to achieve your business goals
  • Marketing for roasted coffee vs. brewed coffee –the issues and opportunities
  • When to self-roast and when to seek a co-packer
  • Legal Q&A for coffee retailers


 Registration Information

 NCA Members

 On or Before September 25th

 After September 25th

2 or more from the same company-amazing value!

$195 per person
(multiple rate-not for single registrant)

$255 per person
(multiple rate-not for single registrant)

Single Registrant

$295 per person

$355 per person



 On or Before September 25th

 After September 25th

2 or more from the same company

$295 per person
(multiple rate-not for single registrant)

$355 per person
(multiple rate-not for single registrant)

Single Registrant

$365 per person

$425 per person

  Additional charges for some tours may apply.


 Hotel Information

Accomodations this year are being provided by the historic Roosevelt Hotel, known as the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" since 1924. Located in the heart of midtown New York City, The Roosevelt Hotel is situated right where the business district meets the Theater and Fifth Avenue shopping districts, giving guests the freedom to walk to Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and scores of other famous New York City attractions. The Roosevelt is steps away from Grand Central Station and is convenient to JFK, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports.

National Coffee Assocition has negotiated an amazing deal for you--$249 per night.  You won't find a better rate in New York City in October. The group code "CNCA09" should auto fill when booking online. You can also call 1-888-833-3969 (toll free) or 212-661-9600 to reserve your room. Be sure to mention "National Coffee Association" or "NCA" to get the conference rate. Click here for more hotel information and to book your room.
Special rates are only valid through September 25, 2009 so hurry and book your room today!


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