Grand Central Cafe

Grand Central’s Coffee Shops & Bakeries invite visitors to enjoy National Coffee Day by transforming Vanderbilt Hall into a European-style plaza featuring vendors selling regular cups of coffee for just $1 as well as full-priced treats from Bien Cuit, Café Grumpy, Financier Patisserie, Great Northern Food Hall’s Brownsville Roasters, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Joe Coffee, Oren’s Daily Roast, Shake Shack, and Zaro’s Family Bakery. Visitors can also purchase a $5 flight of coffee to sample 4oz of each Grand Central coffee shop’s brew. Participating Grand Central merchants have selected and will donated 100% of coffee flight proceeds to Coffee Kids**.

Contributing to the coffeehouse atmosphere will be a reading lounge with library-inspired diversions and reading glasses from Warby Parker and flowers for sale from Dahlia. Throughout the day, attendees can enjoy a variety of musical acts from MTA Music, coffee talks, and demonstrations. See below for the full schedule.

Full Schedule of Events


Thalys Peterson, Brazilian guitar


Sterling Strings, classical strings


Joe Coffee Latte Art Demo

Learn the secrets of pouring latte art rosettas from the NY classic, Joe Coffee. Joe Barista Trainer Brian Gelletly will demonstrate that it’s not just about the design—beautiful latte art also tells you about the quality of the ingredients.


Intro to the NYC Coffee Industry and Chemex Demo

Join Oren Bloostein of Oren’s Daily Roast as he discusses his 30+ year history in the New York coffee industry and demonstrates how to brew the perfect cup of coffee using a Chemex coffeemaker.


What is Nordic Coffee?

Learn about and taste the coffee trend taking New York City by storm, Scandinavia’s Light Roast coffee, with Brownsville Roaster’s Head Barista Omar Maagaard.


Intro to the Coffee Blossom Honey Project

Join Brownsville Roasters’ partner The Coffee Blossom Honey Project as they share the story behind Finca El Apiario (“Honeybee Farm”) with coffee enthusiasts and honey lovers.


Financier Patisserie latte art demo, recipes, and coffee bean presentation


“Foam is where the art is” coffee froth design presentation with master barista Gaston Ferreyra


“From red eye to pumpkin latte and more” coffee recipe roundup with master barista Gaston Ferreyra


“From beans to your cup” coffee primer presentation with owner of Stone Street Coffee Company Wayne Wright teaching how bean selection, roast, and grind contribute to the perfect coffee brew.

*Schedule subject to change
**Founded in 1988, Coffee Kids was the first nonprofit within the budding specialty coffee industry dedicated solely to improving coffee farmers’ quality of life. Coffee Kids provides training, mentoring, and financial support to young coffee farmers to empower them to implement creative solutions to the challenges they face in the global coffee industry.

Event Date

Friday, September 29, 2017

Event Time

7:00am - 2:00pm

Event Location

Vanderbilt Hall

Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

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