This month, Brooklyn Roasting Company is honoring two distinct and historical growing regions as our Coffees of the Month. Coffee production in Sumatra began in the 18th century in the northern region of Aceh and continues to this day. The Permata Gayo Cooperative is a union of 50 coffee farmers spread throughout five villages in the Bandar sub-district of the Aceh region of Sumatra. Wet-hulling and sun drying gives these beans more body and enhances the earthy, chocolatey character that makes Sumatran coffee so popular. Our Brazil recently got a label makeover to honor the colors of the Brazilian flag. It is grown in the mountainous, southern Minas Gerais state which is Brazil’s oldest and most traditional production region. The coffees of this region are naturally processed and produce fruity notes, with pleasant acidity and medium body.
Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to invite you to two Halloween events at our locations this week!
We’ve once again teamed up with the DUMBO BID to bring a full-filled afternoon to the children of DUMBO. We’ll gather at 4:30pm at Brooklyn Roasting Company’s 25 Jay Street cafe for storytelling, candy, apple cider and a costume contest. Then, we’ll parade to the DUMBO archway where Halloween crafts and fun await.
Witches, vampires, goblins, zombies, mummies, ghosts and characters of all sorts… you are all welcome to join us for our 5th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at 25 Jay Street at 7pm on October 31! Get ready for a ghoulish time with free boos and beers, apple bobbing and dancing until the clock strikes 11pm. Dress your best!
WNYC’s Fall Pledge Drive is underway and the station will once again offer their custom, Brooklyn Roasting Company roasted, Broadcast Blend as a thank you gift! This Saturday (October 24th), from midnight to 10am, you can pledge ANY amount to their donation drive to receive a 12 oz tin as a gift. Don’t miss this great opportunity to help listener supported radio and get the gift of superb, sustainably sourced coffee as a thank you gift.
October is Fair Trade Month and Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to support Fair Trade USA. Join us the whole month to support the fair trade movement and on October 21st when BRC will Own a Day for Fair Trade Day. What is the impact of Fair Trade? Women’s empowerment, environmental protection, poverty alleviation & more. Remember: Choosing Fair Trade Certified products directly impacts the lives of farming communities. Together, we can make a difference. Visit befair.org to learn how your everyday purchases can help improve lives around the world.
In the month of October, Brooklyn Roasting Company will donate $1 from every tin of our Fair Trade coffees purchased to Fair Trade USA. View our Fair Trade coffees here and help make a difference.