Brooklyn Magazine Profiles BRC’s Head Roaster, Amy Marshall

brooklynroasting4Brooklyn Magazine just posted an in-depth profile of our head roaster, Amy Marshall, highlighting her journey to the company and how she is able to consistently roast BRC beans to perfection.  She speaks of working with entire BRC team, from baristas to management, in order to “find how to get the best out of every coffee bean that comes in” and her process of utilizing our Loring Kestrel half-bag roaster to manage about 20 different profiles.  Read the profile here.

Speaking of coffee roasting, check out Hellgate Farm upcycling our coffee chaff as materials in their first garden build of 2015.

Mintroducing BRC Coffees on Jet Blue Mint Flights!

BRC is very excited to be partnering with JetBlue Airlines to supply best quality fair trade, Rainforest Alliance, organic certified and sustainable coffees for Mint domestic flights. To the left, JetBlue sat down with BRC’s Michael Pollack to talk about the partnership. You now have the opportunity to drink a cappuccino or espresso made from one of our freshly roasted beans at 35,000 feet.  Learn more here.

BRC Listed as One of the Best Coffee Shop in NYC by Symmetry50

jay2Symmetry50 has compiled a list of the 10 best coffee shops in NYC, with “outstanding coffee with friendly and helpful baristas are just the prerequisites to get on this list.”  Brooklyn Roasting Company is honored to be #2 on the list.  Symmetry50 notes that BRC is serious about ‘green thinking:’ recycled materials and refurbished equipment use, clean-powered distribution, and old-fashioned friendliness.”  The write up also went on to describe our staff as “very dedicated coffee lovers that only settle for the best.”  You can read the whole list here.

March Coffee of the Month: Peru High Grown Andes

Our March Coffee of the Month comes to your cup from the Cajamarca region in the north of Peru.  This wet process, sun dried coffee is produced by farmers of Coop Sol y Cafe and grown at elevations between 900-2000 meters. Sol y Cafe dedicates a portion of their social premiums to improving production and protecting the region’s beautiful and fertile environment.  With tasting notes that include the warmth of a newly baked cookie and pecan pie crust, this Fair Trade certified coffee is one of our most popular available.  We also blend it with our Ethiopian Natural and Sumatra Permata Gayo to create our Iris Espresso.  This month, 12 oz cans of Peru High Grown Andes are $1 off all web and cafe purchases (discount automatically applied).  

Coffees of the Week on bar in our cafes this month:

Week 1 (3/2-3/8): Rwanda
Week 2 (3/9-3/15): 3D
Week 3 (3/16-3/22): Ethiopian Natural
Week 4 (3/23-3/29): Nicaragua Matagalpa
Week 5 (3/30-4/5): Tanzania Peaberry

Donate to WNYC and Receive the BRC Broadcast Blend

WNYC and Brooklyn RoastingWNYC’s February Pledge Drive begins on February 24th and the station will once again offer their custom, Brooklyn Roasting Company roasted, Broadcast Blend for a donation of $75. In addition, this Saturday (February 28th), from 8am 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.