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.
BRC is very excited to be partnering with JetBlue Airlines to supply best quality fair trade, Rainforest Alliance, organic certified and sustainable coffees for Mint domestic flights. To the left, JetBlue sat down with BRC’s Michael Pollack to talk about the partnership. You now have the opportunity to drink a cappuccino or espresso made from one of our freshly roasted beans at 35,000 feet. Learn more here.
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.
New York Habitat recently compiled a list of the Top Ten Coffee Shops in New York City. Brooklyn Roasting Company is thrilled to be on the list and honored to receive such kind praise. As the article puts it, “Brooklyn Roasting Company offers a fantastic selection of fair trade and organic coffees. The first location of the café is located in an old warehouse just a block away from the East River and the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. The spacious café is furnished with recycled and re-purposed furniture, making it delightful to spend some time inside with a delicious cup of coffee. You’ll also find a wonderful park between the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge just two blocks from the café, so on a hot day you can take your (iced) coffee to go and enjoy it in the park with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. The second location of the Brooklyn Roasting Company can be found on Flushing Avenue & Washington Avenue, and is another wonderful spacious café that serves equally great coffee!” Read the entire list here.