WNYC’s Spring Pledge Drive is underway and the station will once again offer their custom, Brooklyn Roasting Company roasted, Broadcast Blend in exchange for your generous donation to public radio. In addition, Saturday May 21 from 8am to 12pm, 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.
The New York Times profiled Perfect Pie, the sweet and savory pies from former White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses now available at BRC cafes.
“Bill Yosses, best known as a former pastry chef at the White House, is turning out savories as well as sweets. He has started a company, Perfect Pie, that makes and sells pies, including a hearty chicken potpie with truffles, beef-tamale-chile pie in a cornmeal crust, smoked duck and collard pie with several cheeses, an open-faced tomato and cheese tart, and a vegan turmeric tofu and vegetable pie in a millet crust. Pecan, apple and huckleberry are some of the dessert pies. Individual-size ones, $7.50, are sold at Brooklyn Roasting Company’s cafes, most notably the spacious new one in the Flatiron district.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Join Bill Yosses for a baking demonstration and tasting of his perfect pies on Wednesday, May 18th from 1-2pm at our 50 W. 23rd St. cafe.
News In Brief
In the week leading to the New York Primary, Brooklyn Roasting Company’s 25 Jay Street espresso lab was MSNBC’s base for coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election. Centering around the Democratic Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, MSNBC hosts covered the latest election news while sipping our freshly roasted, sustainably sourced coffee.
Brooklyn Roasting Company also supplied coffee to over 700 journalists covering Thursday’s Democratic Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, just steps away from our 200 Flushing Avenue location. CNN broadcasted from our 200 Flushing Avenue cafe, which is located just steps away from the debate stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. CNN’s Chris Moody interviewed BRC’s Jim Munson to get his take on the candidates and the impact of Brooklyn hosting a presidential debate.
Our Fair Trade Certified Ethiopian Natural is Brooklyn Roasting Company’s Coffee of the Month. Sourced from family-owned farms organized around Homacho Waeno Cooperative located within the Aleta Wando district of the Sidama region, it is a superb example of a berry-tinged Ethiopian natural. The Homacho Waeno Cooperative joined the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2001 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Sidama region. All month long, you can pick up our Ethiopian Natural for $1 off!
Gothamist just published a visual guide of all the different types of espresso drinks one can order in a fine cafe such as Brooklyn Roasting Company. Gothamist’s Jessica Leibowitz stopped by BRC’s 50 John Street offices and filmed our head barista trainer, Kelsey Forde, pouring several beautiful different espresso drinks. Read the full article here.