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November Coffee of the Month: Bespoke Blend

We’ve chosen our Bespoke Blend as our Coffee of the Month for November.  A balanced combination of bright, lemony Guatemala Antigua and rich, buttery Colombian Santa Barbara beans, it was as an homage to the virtuous vélo and in recognition of National Bike Month. This blend was created with the NYC Bike Ambassadors as our inspiration. Both the Antigua and Santa Barbara estates are acknowledged for their commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness – something we cyclists are conscious of too.  Join us this month in raising a mug to NYC bicycling community.  The Bespoke Blend is $1 off on the site and in cafes all month long.

November Coffee Of The Month: Bespoke Blend ($1 off on the site and in our cafes)

Our November Coffee of the Week schedule:  

Week 1: Sumatra Permata Gayo
Week 2: Tanzania Peaberry
Week 3: Kenya
Week 4: Nicaragua

This month’s seasonal coffee is Limu, a special edition Ethiopian Natural.

News In Brief:

Ana Gastayer talks her favorite coffee and new jazz album, mentioning her love of BRC coffees.
BRC coffees are now available at both DOUGH locations: 448 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn and the newly open location at 14 West 19th St. in Manhattan.
Seamus Mullen’s El Comado in the Meatpacking District opens soon, check out this profile on Eater.

BRC Nominated for Best Coffee Shop in Time Out New York’s Love New York Awards 2014

imageBrooklyn Roasting Company has been nominated for the Best Coffee Shop of the Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights area in Time Out New York’s Love New York Awards 2014.  Thanks to everyone who showed their support by voting for us. 

BRC featured on Freelancers Union’s list of America’s coolest indie bookstores and cafés

jay2The Freelancers Union created a list celebrating independent booksellers and cafes and Brooklyn Roasting Company is featured for our commitment to fair trade, rainforest alliance, organic certified and sustainable coffee.  Since we opened, local businesses, freelancers and the unconventionally employed have used our space to take meetings and get work done while enjoying, as the article puts it, our “darn tasty” coffee.   We are proud to support them.  Read the rest of the article here.

BRC Outpost at West Elm Market DUMBO Now Open

west elmBrooklyn Roasting Company is proud to announce that we have opened up shop in West Elm Market at 50 Washington St. in DUMBO.  The new outpost is fully stocked for your coffee and pastry needs:  you can order hot and iced coffees and espresso as well as an array of croissants, doughnuts, oatmeal and sandwiches.  We also have 12oz tins of all of our coffees available to purchase.  Plus, we’ve brought the BRC aesthetic from our 25 Jay St. and 200 Flushing Ave. locations.  Stop in for coffee and say hello to us at our new outpost location at 50 Washington St. between Water St. and Front St in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

October is Fair Trade Month, Celebrate with Fair Trade Coffees All Month at BRC

IMAG0483-1Monday, September 29 is National Coffee Day!  Be sure to stop in to Brooklyn Roasting Company and celebrate with us. We are honored to bring you the best quality Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and Organic certified and sustainable coffees. National Coffee Day falls on the perfect day as it helps us usher in October, which is Fair Trade Month. We will be showcasing Fair Trade coffees in our cafe all month.

Brooklyn Roasting Company is very committed to the Fair Trade movement and sustainability in our coffee sourcing. The impact our Fair Trade premiums has made on farms and co-operatives is evident. A few projects that our Fair Trade premiums applied from 2013 have helped to address include:

In PERU at Cenfrocafe and Cepicafe (appox. 3,000 members, not including wives and children):  Leaf Rust Mitigation initiatives, New species development and beekeeping facility for off-season income, Building uterine cancer and Women’s Health facilities for all female members and wives and children of male members.

In INDONESIA at Permata Gayo (approx 3,000 members):  Food assistance for coop-members during off-harvest season, Organic production training seminars, and Harvesting equipment upgrades.

In ETHIOPIA at Sidama Coop Union (70,000+ members!):  Road works that improve access across 5 districts, Electricity Line installation for 5,000 residents and 3 schools built.

Here is our October coffee schedule:

Coffee of the Month:  Mexican Chiapas 
($1 off on the site and in our cafes)

Week 1: Sumatra Permata Gayo

Week 2: Nicaragua

Week 3: Ethiopian Natural

Week 4: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe 

Week 5:  TBD