We are proud to be a part of Jetsetter’s list 7 of Brooklyn’s Best Coffeeshops. To quoter the article “Brooklyn Roasting Company checks a lot of boxes for BK’s most discerning coffee drinkers. With fair trade, organic, Rainforest Alliance-approved beans from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, and more, the local roaster is as artisanal as it gets. Though BRC has 9 cafes/outposts and a state-of-the-art production facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, we suggest you drop by their industrial Jay Street DUMBO location for communal work tables, comfy couches, and a relaxed loft space. If you’ve yet to try nitro cold brew—a velvety, nitrogen-infused version of cold brew—give their’s a go.” Read the article here.
BRC is proud to be a part of CityGuide NY‘s list of best seasonal coffees for our Maple Shay. To quote the article, “Maple syrup in November? Say no more. Brooklyn Roasting Company’s Maple Shay mixes your favorite pancake topping with espresso and steamed milk. BRC has many shops in the city now, but we recommend the airplane hangar-ish one in DUMBO for the ultimate Brooklyn coffee experience.” Read the full post here.
From 7-11pm, join us for music, dancing and more! A $20 suggested donation includes entry and drinks, with proceeds donated to hurricane relief. Costumes required.
Earlier in the day, children’s festivities begin for all ages! We will gather at 25 Jay Street for a ‘March to the Arch’ with prizes for the best costumes, music and festivities under the DUMBO Archway. More information on that TBA.
Hope to see you there!
The BRC Team
Mattel, the toymaker of Barbie, is giving away a new version of it’s Ken doll on Wednesday June 20th at BRC’s 25 Jay Street cafe! The Man Bun Ken has a very ‘Brooklyn’ look! While supplies last, if you wear your hair back in a bun and purchase a cup of coffee, you could get this special version. According to amNewYork: “Mattel announced the release of 15 new Ken dolls Tuesday, including one that rocks the typically hipster hairstyle. Complete with a button-down and distressed shorts, Ken comes ready for a Citi Bike ride through McCarren Park.” Read more about it here.
Du’s Donuts and Coffee is opening up to much fanfare. We are proud to offer our superb, sustainably sourced coffee for this soon-to-be Williamsburg staple. According to Metro,
“At Du’s, Dufresne and head baker Colin Kull, formerly of the West Village’s classic French bistro Tartine, are sticking to one style of doughnut — “I prefer cake to yeast,” Dufresne says simply — served in 10 flavors: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Creamsicle, Grapefruit Chamomile, Pistachio Pink Lemonade, Banana Graham, Malted Coffee, Pomegranate Tahini, Peanut Butter Yuzu and two that will be served hot: Cinnamon Apple and Strawberries and Cream.
If that sounds a bit too old school for you, remember that Dufresne’s brand of molecular gastronomy wasn’t for show, but making his food taste like the best version of itself. “The common thread running through wd~50, Alder and Du’s is creativity,” he explains. “Our approach and methodology is perfectly suited to the process of making doughnuts.”
For now, there’s caffeine by Brooklyn Roasting Company, with plans to eventually serve alcohol. The menu may also expand from doughnuts to additional breakfast offerings — Dufresne is taking suggestions. “We don’t know exactly when or how the breakfast menu will go,” he says, “but we will let our customers help us decide.”
Check out Du’s at 107 N. 12th St. in Williamsburg! Read more in another review on Thrillist.