The Atlantic Outlines the Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

latteart Here’s a story we can definitely get behind.  A new article posted by The Atlantic compiles research into the health benefits of drinking coffee: from protecting the liver to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and even possible pain relief effects.  While we don’t recommend going overboard with their recommendation to drink as much as you like, the article is definitely a good roundup of recent studies that draw links between coffee and good health.  Pour yourself a cup and read the full article here.

BRC featured on Freelancers Union’s list of America’s coolest indie bookstores and cafés

jay2The Freelancers Union created a list celebrating independent booksellers and cafes and Brooklyn Roasting Company is featured for our commitment to fair trade, rainforest alliance, organic certified and sustainable coffee.  Since we opened, local businesses, freelancers and the unconventionally employed have used our space to take meetings and get work done while enjoying, as the article puts it, our “darn tasty” coffee.   We are proud to support them.  Read the rest of the article here.

BRC Outpost at West Elm Market DUMBO Now Open

west elmBrooklyn Roasting Company is proud to announce that we have opened up shop in West Elm Market at 50 Washington St. in DUMBO.  The new outpost is fully stocked for your coffee and pastry needs:  you can order hot and iced coffees and espresso as well as an array of croissants, doughnuts, oatmeal and sandwiches.  We also have 12oz tins of all of our coffees available to purchase.  Plus, we’ve brought the BRC aesthetic from our 25 Jay St. and 200 Flushing Ave. locations.  Stop in for coffee and say hello to us at our new outpost location at 50 Washington St. between Water St. and Front St in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

October is Fair Trade Month, Celebrate with Fair Trade Coffees All Month at BRC

IMAG0483-1Monday, September 29 is National Coffee Day!  Be sure to stop in to Brooklyn Roasting Company and celebrate with us. We are honored to bring you the best quality Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and Organic certified and sustainable coffees. National Coffee Day falls on the perfect day as it helps us usher in October, which is Fair Trade Month. We will be showcasing Fair Trade coffees in our cafe all month.

Brooklyn Roasting Company is very committed to the Fair Trade movement and sustainability in our coffee sourcing. The impact our Fair Trade premiums has made on farms and co-operatives is evident. A few projects that our Fair Trade premiums applied from 2013 have helped to address include:

In PERU at Cenfrocafe and Cepicafe (appox. 3,000 members, not including wives and children):  Leaf Rust Mitigation initiatives, New species development and beekeeping facility for off-season income, Building uterine cancer and Women’s Health facilities for all female members and wives and children of male members.

In INDONESIA at Permata Gayo (approx 3,000 members):  Food assistance for coop-members during off-harvest season, Organic production training seminars, and Harvesting equipment upgrades.

In ETHIOPIA at Sidama Coop Union (70,000+ members!):  Road works that improve access across 5 districts, Electricity Line installation for 5,000 residents and 3 schools built.

Here is our October coffee schedule:

Coffee of the Month:  Mexican Chiapas 
($1 off on the site and in our cafes)

Week 1: Sumatra Permata Gayo

Week 2: Nicaragua

Week 3: Ethiopian Natural

Week 4: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 

Week 5:  TBD

DUMBO Arts Festival is September 26-28th

3ad0376fc2c9231bb3661923878406ddDUMBO Arts Festival, a three day celebration of art on the waterfront, takes place this weekend, September 26-28th.  Featuring 13 open studio exhibits to offer visitors a unique opportunity to see great artists at work, the DUMBO Arts Festival also will showcase over 40 art projects located around the neighborhood.  Brooklyn Roasting Company will be open all three days from 7am to 7pm, so stop in for coffee while you explore the creativity of DUMBO.  For more information, check out the DUMBO Arts Festival website.