WNYC’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.
Beginning February 18, we will be serving the award winning Guatemala El Injerto in our cafes. This fantastic coffee, from the Pandora Region, is a four time 1st Place winner at Cup Of Excellence. This is the first picking of this region. The coffee has to be tasted to be believed but it has been revered for its sweet and perfumed aromas as well as its floral and caramel flavor notes. Expect sweet pineapple and lime acidity, with hints of cardamom and clean sweet finish.
This Rainforest Alliance certified coffee is available only in our cafes for a limited time (likely only a few days) while our supply lasts. Learn more about Finca El Injerto here and don’t miss your chance to have a cup at our 25 Jay St. and 200 Flushing Ave. cafes, as well as our outpost in West Elm at 50 Washington St.
Our Coffee of the Month for February is our ever popular Mocha Java blend. This name of this classic coffee blend dates back to the 18th century, when it described coffees from the ports of Mocha and Java. Mocha is named after the Yemeni port of Mokha (or al-Mukhā) where beans from across Eastern Africa were traded and exported. The port controlled most of the trade moving between the Arab world and the Indian Ocean, and also received beans from Java, an Indonesian island recently colonized by the Dutch, who had begun to introduce coffee cultivation. Our version deliciously blends our bright Ethiopian and earthy, chocolatey Sumatran coffees to pay homage to the regions. Tins of Mocha Java are $1 off on our web store and in our cafes all month.
Our Coffee of the Week schedule in our cafes over the month of February is:
The Gastrognomes, the company blog of food industry site Good Food Jobs, recently sat down with Brooklyn Roasting Company’s General Management Assistant Bianca Sanon to profile her success with the company. Bianca, who found her way to BRC via a Good Food Jobs posting, talks about her previous work experience, persistence in finding employment in the food industry and the depth of opportunities within the food and beverage world. Read the interview here.
“Brace yourself, Winter (Blend) is coming.” We’ve chosen our bold and balanced Winter Blend as January’s Coffee of the Month. This distinctive, Fair Trade certified blend is made up of the same coffees found in our Iris blend, but roasted darker to give it a nice, full body. The warming and spicy blend of Peru, Sumatra Permata Gayo and Ethiopian Natural has lingering caramel and cocoa-tinged finish that make it perfect for these cold winter months. Through January, pick up Winter Blend for $1 off in our online store (savings automatically applied) and in our cafes.
Here’s our Coffee of the Week schedule for our cafes:
Dec 29-Jan 5th: 3D
Jan. 5th-11th: Mexican Chiapas
Jan. 12th-18th: Ethiopian Natural
Jan. 19th-25th: Costa Rica Naranjo
Jan. 26th-Feb 1: Nicaragua Gold Mountain