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BRC Offering Guatemala El Injerto as Weeklong Special Seasonal Coffee

FullSizeRenderThis week (August 24-30) at Brooklyn Roasting Company, we are proud to offer the renowned Guatemala El Injerto as our Seasonal Coffee at each of our cafes.  This year’s first place Pacamara Cup of Excellence winner, El Injerto boasts a beautifully flora aroma, citrus acidity and subtle spiciness that lends its way to vanilla notes. El Injerto is Rainforest Alliance certified. The farm is located in the municipality of La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala with a total extension of 720 ha, including 470ha of natural rainforest which surrounds the coffee plantation and forms an ideal micro-climate for the cultivation. Don’t miss your chance to taste this delicious, acclaimed coffee.

The specifics on our Guatemala El Injerto:

Municipality: La Libertad, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Varietal: Pacamara
Process: Washed
Elevation: 4800-6500 F.A.S.L.
Certification: Rainforest Alliance
Notes: floral aroma, citrus, vanilla, orange, delicious!

Brooklyn Roasting Company Featured on Fodor’s List of Brooklyn’s Best Coffee Shops

DSC_0971Fodor’s Travel compiled a list of the Best Coffee Shops in Brooklyn, and we are honored to have made the list.  “Artfully disheveled staffers brew coffee from fair-trade and rainforest alliance-certified beans, while local gallerists and start-up techies flirt over perfectly poured cortados and other beverages at this café adjacent to the East River. The loft-style, industrial space is filled with antique roasting equipment and ample seating. There are pastries and sandwiches as well.”  Read the article here.


Brooklyn Roasting Company also made the Newcastle Herald’s list of 20 Reasons to Visit the Big Apple.  The paper suggests biking the Brooklyn Bridge and then rewarding yourself with a BRC coffee. Read the article here.

Brownstoner Took a Sneak Peak at BRC’s Navy Yard Space

Brooklyn-Roasting-Company-072315_0019_Brightness_Contrast-1Brownstowner got an early tour of BRC’s new space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  The space will serve as our future hub for roasting, packaging, and distribution processing.  The building, built in 1900, was originally a power plant. Co-founder Michael Pollack told Brownstowner, “What we work with is the original power plant — coffee trees and beans. So this is the perfect place for us to call home.”  Read the rest of the article here and stay tuned for updates on the space.

August Coffee of the Month: Ethiopian Amaro Gayo

amaroBrooklyn Roasting Company is proud to offer the exclusive Ethiopian Amaro Gayo as our August Coffee of the Month. Sent to us by the only female coffee exporter and miller in Ethiopia, Asnakech Thomas, this coffee has slight blueberry dried banana, and stonefruit notes, nuanced florals, and has excellent body and balance.  Harvested yearly from February to October, our Amaro Gayo is dried on raised beds, eliminating contact with the soil and resulting in a much cleaner coffee. These raised beds also provide even aeration, in which the dry air can reach the bean from both above and below the beds. This combination results in a very consistent quality and flavor profile.  Pick up a tin this month on our online store.

News In Brief
-Reuters published a piece to outlining how cold brew is transforming the summertime coffee market and interviewed BRC’s Michael Pollack.
Coffee consumption may impact the risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Try the Renowned Esmeralda Special Panama Geisha at BRC July 22

ESMERALDA-SPECIAL_-JPG-300x192Head to a Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe this Wednesday, July 22nd for your opportunity to taste the world renowned Esmeralda Special Panama Geisha.  A multiple 1st Place Winner of Specialty Coffee Association of America Roasters Guild Cupping Pavilion, Rainforest Alliance Cupping For Quality, and Best of Panama Natural, this coffee, grown up to 1,850 meters above sea level, is highly sought after for its extremely complex aromatics and flavors (including jasmine and stone fruit), brilliantly clear acidity and bergamot notes.  We have a limited supply of this coffee and will only be able to offer it for one day, July 22nd!

News in brief:
Brooklyn Magazine profiled CoffeeFlour! BRC is the first cafe in the U.S. to serve pastries made with this gluten-free flour.  Find out even more info on the CoffeeFlour blog.