Erika Lee Vonie, winner of the 2017 New York Coffee Masters.

It’s been a little over two months since Agnieszka Rojewska’s stunning win at London Coffee Masters, and it is already time to turn our attention across the pond, to the 2018 New York Coffee Masters competition just around the corner. Though still four months away—taking place October 12-14th at the New York Coffee Festival at the Metropolitan Pavilion—applications to compete in one of the world’s most fun coffee competitions are now open.

Like with previous iterations of the Coffee Masters tournament—both in London and New York—all prospective competitors are required to submit a one-to-two minute video introducing themselves as well as a coffee-based signature beverage of their own design. The theme for this year’s sig bevs is “New York City;” all drinks must be inspired by the Big Apple. Maybe a coffee Manhattan or a drink literally served in a big apple. If your drink is good enough, you’ll get a chance to battle it out for the title of Coffee Masters champion and a $5,000 cash prize.

All videos and online applications must be completed by August 31st in order to be considered for one of the coveted spots on the Metropolitan Pavilion stage.

And for non-competitors, Allegra Events—creators of the New York, London, Amsterdam, and soon-to-be Los Angeles Coffee Festivals—has created a Facebook page for the NY Coffee Festival, where they will be posting ticket discounts, news, and drink recipes ahead of the big event.

For more information or to apply to compete, visit the Coffee Masters official website. And to keep up with the New York Coffee Festival, check out their Facebook event page.

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

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