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.
We were proud to be awarded a spot on Men’s Journal‘s list of 25 Best Coffee Roasters In America! To quote the article: “Along with attracting arts- and tech-minded professionals of Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood with its wide open space and attachment to an alternative bookstore, BRC brings in the coffee lovers for their commitment to bringing Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, and Organic certified and sustainable coffees to a variety of New York palates. All beans are roasted in small batches in a Loring Kestrel 1/2 bag roaster, yielding such varieties as the salted caramel-sweet Peru High Grown Andes, a personal favorite.” Check out the rest of the article 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.
Tasting Table posted a list of airlines offering excellent coffee service on their flights, highlighting Brooklyn Roasting Company’s partnership with JetBlue. We’re #1! To quote the article, “New York City’s JetBlue brews cappuccino and espresso from Brooklyn Roasting Company on Mint, its premium service currently flying between 12 U.S. cities. A renowned label with 7 cafés in New York City, Brooklyn Roasting Company sources organic, fair trade, kosher and Rainforest Alliance-certified beans from such global destinations as Indonesia, Ethiopia, and South and Central America, and roasts them in its Brooklyn facility.” Check out the article here.
Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to invite you to two Halloween events at our locations this week!
We’ve once again teamed up with the DUMBO BID to bring a full-filled afternoon to the children of DUMBO. We’ll gather at 4:30pm at Brooklyn Roasting Company’s 25 Jay Street cafe for storytelling, candy, apple cider and a costume contest. Then, we’ll parade to the DUMBO archway where Halloween crafts and fun await.
Witches, vampires, goblins, zombies, mummies, ghosts and characters of all sorts… you are all welcome to join us for our 6th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at 25 Jay Street at 7pm on October 31! Get ready for a ghoulish time with free boos and beers, apple bobbing and dancing until the clock strikes 10pm. Dress your best!