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World Cup Coffee Fever Continues at BRC

As the 2014 World Cup continues, Brooklyn Roasting Company will be brewing coffees to represent the countries participating in each day’s games.  In honor of the host country, Brazil, we have also selected our Brazil Sítio São Geraldo as our Coffee of the Month (order tins online or in our cafes and get $1 off tins, discount auto applied).

Here’s our cafe brew schedule for the rest of tournament and through the month of July:

MON 7/14 – WED 7/17
Mexican Chiapas

THU 7/18 – FRI 7/20
Ethiopian Sidamo

SAT 7/21 – SUN 7/22
Peru

MON 7/23 – WED 7/26
Colombia

THU 7/27 – FRI 7/28
Costa Rica

SAT 7/29 – SUN 7/30
Kenya

Scientists Create Biofuel Using Ground Coffee Beans

Coffee carSome refer to coffee as their fuel, but now it’s actually being used as an automotive biofuel.  According to an article published in The Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Bath say that used coffee grounds could be a sustainable fuel source for powering vehicles. Rhodri Jenkins, a PhD student in sustainable chemical technologies and first author of the study, sees hope for coffee as a biofuel: “We estimate that a small coffee shop would produce around 22lbs of coffee waste per day, which could be used to produce around two liters of biofuel.”  The research highlights the potential for waste coffee to work its way onto forecourts to be a ‘truly sustainable’ biofuel.  Who knows? Maybe a coffee biodiesel could be used on a small scale, such as fueling our vehicles used for deliveries.

This isn’t science’s first venture into using coffee as a biofuel. Four years ago, a prototype car that runs on coffee was created a BBC1 science program using a converted 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco. The car was driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules.  But at between 25 and 50 times the cost of running a car on petrol, the inventors admitted it wouldn’t please motor industry bean-counters.

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BRC has World Cup Coffee Fever

The 2014 World Cup is underway and Brooklyn Roasting Company will be showing our support by brewing coffees to represent some of the countries in each day’s tournament matches.

Here is the schedule:

FRI 6/13
Mexican Chiapas and Brazil Sítio São Geraldo

SAT 6/14
Colombia Santa Barbara and Costa Rica

SUN 6/15
Honduras and Peru High Grown Andes

MON 6/16
Kenya and Ethiopian Sidamo

TUE 6/17
Brazil Sítio São Geraldo and Mexican Chiapas

WED 6/18
Tanzania Peaberry and Mexican Chiapas

THU 6/19
Peru High Grown Andes and Colombia Santa Barbara

FRI 6/20
Honduras and Costa Rica

SAT 6/21
Kenya and Ethiopian Yirgecheffe

SUN 6/22
Peru High Grown Andes and Tanzania Peaberry

MON 6/23
Brazil Sítio São Geraldo and Kenya 

TUE 6/24
Costa Rica and Colombia Santa Barbara

WED 6/25
Honduras and Ethiopian Yirgecheffe

THU 6/26
Peru High Grown Andes and Tanzania Peaberry

FRI 6/27
Brazil Sítio São Geraldo and Mexican Chiapas

City Seem Stinky? BuzzFeed Says Come Smell the Coffee at BRC

BRCWhen the smell of New York City in the hot, humid weather becomes unpleasant, be thankful that BuzzFeed listed 19 Places To Go In NYC To Get Away From That Nasty Summer Smell.  Our 25 Jay Street cafe and roastery made the list because, as the author put it, “once you smell the slow-roasting coffee beans at Brooklyn Roasting Company you won’t be able to think of anything else.”  Other more aromatic places include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Bien Cuit, the fantastic Boreum Hill bakery that also serves BRC coffee.  View the full list here.

Brooklyn Roasting Company has New Extended Summer Hours!

Brooklyn Roasting Company will be open extended hours and hosting weekly events throughout the summer, be sure to come by and check them out!  More details coming soon.  Stop by these scheduled events:

THURSDAY JUNE 5th:

Band: Eve Lesov (learn more about Eve Lesov here http://www.reverbnation.com/evelesov)
Time: 7PM
Where: 25 Jay St cafe

FRIDAY JUNE 6th: 

Band: Jerrra Blues  (learn more about Jerrra Blues here http://www.jerrrablues.com/ )
Time: 7PM
Where: 25 Jay St cafe