News In Brief
Dan Stevens was interviewed at Brooklyn Roasting Company by The Daily Mail about his future after leaving the hit period drama, Downton Abbey. Maybe he's leaving to come and work for us!?!
BRC on Off Track Planet's 2013 Top 10 Coffee Shops In NYC!
We are delighted to be part of Off Track Planet's list of Top 10 Coffee Shops In NYC for 2013! We've earned our way onto the list as "the hardest working cup" According to Off Track planet "you can almost taste the elbow grease these guys put into making their coffee (and it tastes phenomenal)". Check out the full article here!
The folks at Outthink Inc. have announced that their Kickstarter is more than halfway to their goal of $75,000 to fund their creation of a game-based app series, starting with Tornado Maker and Tornado Master.. Your donation of $40 will also get you a limited edition 12 oz can of BRC's Brainiac Blend. Visit their kickstarter!
The Classic Bike Tour of Brooklyn
Time Out New York takes a look at Get Up and Ride's 12 mile bike ride through Brooklyn, making stops along the way at the Brooklyn Heights Promenaade, Brooklyn Grange, a quick ride on the East River Ferry and a stop in at the Brooklyn Roasting Company espresso lab at 25 Jay Street. Check out this story.
Margie Goldsmith of Huffington Post Travel takes a look at the Brooklyn bike scene and goes on a ride through Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. The tour rides through many Brooklyn businesses: bars, farms, hotels and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Take a ride with them!
Kelley Ferro buys a day pass to ride the East River Ferry in New York City. She visits Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, DUMBO and Pier 11/Wall Street while enjoying a day on the water. She also sips an iced coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Check out the video here.
The Post looks into the burgeoning area of Brooklyn that we call home. Great food, awesome businesses, new pools, playgrounds, and other attractions make this area the place to be this summer! Thanks to chef Brad McDonald for mentioning Brooklyn Roasting Company among the DUMBO businesses that are part of the movement!
New York Times looks into sophisticated ice cream flavors for the summer, and highlights our collaboration with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory! To quote them: "It’s a joint project, available only through September, between the factory’s Mark Thompson; Jim Munson, the owner of Brooklyn Roasting Company; and Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman of Clinton St. Baking Company, who are serving it in homemade waffle cones. A full pound of finely ground, brewed Ethiopian coffee from Brooklyn Roasting, along with upstate milk and cream, go into each 2 1/2-gallon batch, for a richly flavored confection with a dense texture."
Newsday profiles companies supportive of Bike Month 2012, including us here at Brooklyn Roasting Company. We are proud to have our bespoke blend and bike caps mentioned!
AM New York takes a look at the developing trend of New York City bicyclists visiting shops, cafes and bars along their ride and the businesses who cater to them. Brooklyn Roasting Company's owner Jim Munson is interviewed about the 2 wheeled movement!
Cristina Dimen previews the upcoming New Amsterdam Bicycle Show, happening April 28-29 at Skylight Soho in New York City. Check out tons of awesome new bicycle designs and have a fresh cup of Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee too!
The Wall Street Journal looks into Dumbo's expanding footprint and how the neighborhood has grown, not just in liveliness but shape. BRC's Jim Munson talks about what originally drew him to the neighborhood and how he has watched it develop. "I've found a change in the character of the neighborhood—from rough and desolate to lively".
PBS station Thirteen NY here in New York took a look into New York City's video game industry. They focus on DUMBO company Tiny Mantis, an independent video game developer that has been in New York since 2005 and the neighborhood since 2010. Thanks to founder Nik Mikros for giving BRC a shoutout: “I love this neighborhood,” said Mikros. “Across the street is Brooklyn Roasting, the best cup of coffee you’ll ever have.”
We are pleased to announce that Edible Brooklyn is featuring us in an article in their first ever Dairy issue! Make sure you pick up a copy! The article, entitled "A Custom-made Milk Destined For Your Macchiato", muses on the idea of creating different recipes for the different needs of milk.
Brooklyn Roasting Company: Gourmet Guild, a new Williamsburg market, is challenging stores like Whole Foods by promoting regional food distribution. Thus, in a city with no shortage of coffee upstarts, it’s telling that the curated store selected Brooklyn Roasting Company as its bean provider. Also the in-boat caffeine purveyor on the East River Ferry, the commuting choice of thousands of Brooklynites, the roaster adheres to a “coffeelosophy” by which it uses only high quality fair trade, rainforest alliance, and organic certified and sustainable coffee. A social conscious isn’t its only merit, however. The BRC conducts methodical tastings of all coffees both before purchasing and after roasting to ensure that they’re pouring nothing but the best.
Check out this video for freelancers rights filmed in our cafe!
“If you’re out early — or very late — it’s a completely different road,” said Michael Pollack, the owner of Brooklyn Roasting Company in Dumbo. His drivers deliver coffee in Brooklyn and Queens starting at 6 a.m. “But you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you’d be frozen.”
To commiserate with his customers, Mr. Pollack created a B.Q.E. espresso roast. Like the roadway, the blend is reconstructed every four months. “We finish one segment,” Mr. Pollack said, “and start another.”
"I just had a chance to sample a fresh cup of coffee from the Brooklyn Roasting Company Artisanal Coffee. I was really impressed with the quality of their beans. One of the best french press coffees I have tasted in a while."
"It was doing brisk business when we swung by the other day."
"Coffee snobs should head to one of the Brooklyn Roasting Company’s tasting sessions for the chance to sample brews made by the borough’s most fuel efficient roaster. Company founder Jim Munson champions environmentally friendly coffee and only buys fair trade beans."
"Brooklyn Roasting Company - an incredible Fair-Trade coffee company based in DUMBO, BK, is sponsoring the NYC Bike Ambassadors for the summer!"
"Munson has now turned his attention toward another archetype–the brew snob."
"Sure, you know all about local coffee faves like Stumptown and Gorilla– but have you tried The Brooklyn Roasting Company yet?"
"Brooklyn Roasting Company Joins a DUMBO Coffee Tradition"