Month: May 2014

Happy Bike To Work Day! Get Free BRC Coffee at Transportation Alternatives Fueling Stations

Ride your bike to work on Friday, May 16th!  Everyday bike commuters and those who wish they did unite: it’s time for Bike to Work Day, the national holiday celebrating your two-wheeled commute.  Join the Transportation Alternatives folks at fueling stations across the five boroughs for free Brooklyn Roasting Company iced coffee, Vita Coco and KIND …

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Donate Any Amount to WNYC this Saturday and Receive the BRC Broadcast Blend

Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to be a part of WNYC’s Spring Pledge Drive. This Saturday, May 17th, from 12am-10am, tune in or log on to WNYC, pledge any amount to their donation drive and you’ll receive a 12 oz tin of BRC’s WNYC Broadcast Blend as a gift. After 10am, you can still receive …

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Cornell Study Shows a Cup of Coffee a Day May Keep Retinal Damage Away

According to a Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, coffee may aid in prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes.  A cup of coffee contains about 7-9% chlorogenic acid (CLA), a strong antioxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in mice.  In the study, “mice …

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Coffee Lesson of the Week – History of the French Press

At Brooklyn Roasting, the French Press is one of our favorite methods of brewing. In early days of BRC, inside founder Jim Munson’s Williamsburg loft, French Presses were constantly brewing for the then three people-strong company to sample experimental initial roasts of favorites such as Mocha Java or BQE. While popular history favors the irony …

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May Coffee of the Month: Fair Trade Sumatra Permata Gayo

May’s Coffee of the Month is our elephantastic Sumatra Permata Gayo.  The Permata Gayo cooperative was formed in 2006 by 50 coffee farmers throughout the Aceh region of Sumatra. The purpose was to focus on organic farming, which would not only benefit the well-being of their communities, but also raise valuable premiums to rebuild areas …

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Gothamist Spring Guide Includes Transportation Alternatives BRC Fueling Stations

Spring has sprung and Gothamist posted a guide of 20 fun things to do in the month of May.  On the list is biking to work and, along the way, grabbing a free cup of Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee (plus other goodies) at one of the Fueling Stations set up in all five boroughs by Transportation …

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