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Kenya and Dark Peru are September’s Coffees of the Month

This is going to be a September to remember for lovers of superb, sustainable coffees.  This month Brooklyn Roasting Company will feature our Peru Sol y Cafe, roasted dark, opposite our Kenya Nyeri Gura. These coffees offer a broad spectrum of roast and flavor profiles.

 

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This particular lot is Certified Fair Trade and Organic, as well as shade grown. This practice is much more ecologically responsible and promotes biodiversity by hosting many species of flora and fauna. Unlike sun-grown coffee, there is little need for chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers as the ecosystem provides a natural balance. Practices such as this greatly improve carbon sequestration as well as well as promoting biodiversity.  The dark roasted Peru offers a bit of a bolder cup, but its inherent sweetness and savory notes still come through. This is a coffee for black coffee drinkers and mixers alike.

 

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Kenyan coffees are regarded as some of the best coffees you can get, and are used consistently in roasting and barista competitions. This Kenya Nyeri Gura stands tall with all the other Kenyan offerings we’ve had. Due in part to the soil and elevation of Kenya’s growing regions, but also due to varietal selection. Though the varietal designations of SL## may look a bit confusing, this is only a designation given by a company called Scott Laboratories. There are many identified varietal with such a designation, but not so many have had the success and flavor profile of the SL28, and SL34 varieties.

Also, BRC will be offering very exclusive Coffee of the Week for the month of September.  Don’t miss your chance to try these rare, small lot roasts.

September 5-11: Honduras Natural
September 12-18: Panama Geisha
September 19-25: Hawaiian Peaberry

News In Brief:

New York Times posted a list entitled 12 Tips for Living a Longer Life.  #1 on the list? Drink coffee!

BRC is proud to be #4 of The Farm Soho’s list of the 22 Best Coffee Shops in NYC!

Brooklyn Roasting Company Cafe Now Open at Main Street West Elm in DUMBO

image2Brooklyn Roasting Company is now open at West Elm’s 2 Main Street location in DUMBO.  Come visit us here for our menu of superb, sustainable coffee and espresso drinks.  Additionally, we have a selection of pastries, oatmeal and our line of In Your Face sandwiches available for purchase.  BRC opened an outpost in West Elm’s 50 Washington Street DUMBO location for some time now and we are proud to partner with them at this location.  2 Main Street is located right on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront and offers amazing waterfront views.  Come visit!

Stop By Our ‘Coffee Court’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park

IMG_3404Brooklyn Roasting Company has set up one of our mobile Coffee Court at Brooklyn Bridge Park!  Located close to Deborah Kass’ monumental yellow sculpture OY/YO, our Coffee Court is constructed from vintage, reclaimed basketball courts and is partially solar powered.  We will be open seven days a week, from 11am-7pm, for the duration of the season and will be offering freshly brewed iced and hot coffee as well as bottled water.  Stop by and enjoy our superb, sustainable coffees on your scenic riverfront walk.

BRC Opening Elevator Cafe at 67 West St. in Greenpoint

67 West StBrooklyn Roasting Company is excited to announce the opening of our newest cafe in the converted elevator space at 67 West St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  We’ve constructed a fully functioning cafe, capable of serving any beverage you enjoy at our other locations, in the space of a freight elevator shaft.  To celebrate, we will giving away free coffee Monday and Tuesday, with our official opening Wednesday.  The cafes hours will be 9am to 5pm for our first two weeks.  Stop by this week and enjoy a superb, sustainably sourced coffee or espresso-based drink, in our new mini space.

New York Times Profiled Perfect Pie (Available at BRC)

04BURNER_PIE1_WEB-master768The 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 at 10am on Thursday, May 26th at our 25 Jay Street blender bar!

 

News In Brief

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