Brooklyn Roasting Company bridges into Manhattan. May 8th, we opened the doors to our Art Moderne-inspired cafe at 50 W. 23rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in the historic Flatiron district. For months, we’ve been hard at work creating this cafe and we’d love for you to stop in, take a look and enjoy some best quality, sustainably sourced coffee. See you there.
Brooklyn Magazine just posted an in-depth profile of our head roaster, Amy Marshall, highlighting her journey to the company and how she is able to consistently roast BRC beans to perfection. She speaks of working with entire BRC team, from baristas to management, in order to “find how to get the best out of every coffee bean that comes in” and her process of utilizing our Loring Kestrel half-bag roaster to manage about 20 different profiles. Read the profile here.
Speaking of coffee roasting, check out Hellgate Farm upcycling our coffee chaff as materials in their first garden build of 2015.
Symmetry50 has compiled a list of the 10 best coffee shops in NYC, with “outstanding coffee with friendly and helpful baristas are just the prerequisites to get on this list.” Brooklyn Roasting Company is honored to be #2 on the list. Symmetry50 notes that BRC is serious about ‘green thinking:’ recycled materials and refurbished equipment use, clean-powered distribution, and old-fashioned friendliness.” The write up also went on to describe our staff as “very dedicated coffee lovers that only settle for the best.” You can read the whole list here.
Beginning February 18, we will be serving the award winning Guatemala El Injerto in our cafes. This fantastic coffee, from the Pandora Region, is a four time 1st Place winner at Cup Of Excellence. This is the first picking of this region. The coffee has to be tasted to be believed but it has been revered for its sweet and perfumed aromas as well as its floral and caramel flavor notes. Expect sweet pineapple and lime acidity, with hints of cardamom and clean sweet finish.
This Rainforest Alliance certified coffee is available only in our cafes for a limited time (likely only a few days) while our supply lasts. Learn more about Finca El Injerto here and don’t miss your chance to have a cup at our 25 Jay St. and 200 Flushing Ave. cafes, as well as our outpost in West Elm at 50 Washington St.
Financial Times has chosen both Brooklyn Roasting Company locations as a Great Place To Meet, noting our airy, well-lit working space for “the unconventionally employed” customers and those in need of a meeting space. Of course, they also noted that our superb sustainably sourced coffee and selection of pastries helps fuel your meetings and creativity. To read more, check out the article here.
Also, Conde Nast Traveler & Fox compiled a list of incredible pictures of New York that will inspire you to visit and featured our 200 Flushing Ave. location. Read the article here.