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Nicaragua Matagalpa is March’s Coffee of the Month

This month’s featured coffee is our Nicaragua Matagalpa.  Grown on the hillsides of Matagalpa, this coffee is a product of a small community dedicated to the production of incredibly high quality coffee with an emphasis on self sufficiency and ecological sustainability. The name comes from an age-old nickname; local people refer to this particular mountainside …

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People’s Climate March is this weekend, Join BRC for a Film Screening Thursday

The People’s Climate March, which will be the largest climate march in history, takes place in New York City on Sunday, September 21.  Climate issues are at the forefront of our company’s policies and are an important factor in our selection of sustainable coffees. One of the many global effects of climate change is the …

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The Associated Press Profiles BRC’s Commitment to Fair Trade Coffee

The Associated Press took a look into Fair Trade products and focused on Brooklyn Roasting Company’s commitment to serving and selling Fair Trade coffees.  The article looks into the process of Fair Trade certification and what it entails for producers, manufacturers, customers and the Fair Trade organization itself.  Fair Trade USA estimates the domestic market at $2 …

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Gothamist Takes a Look at Iced Coffee Prices

Gothamist explored the issue of rising iced coffee prices and spoke with BRC’s Michael Pollack and other business owners who’ve recently had to adjust their iced coffee prices.  The hike is due to a rise of coffee commodity pricing as well as other factors such as the costs of ice, cups and higher bean count in cold …

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Scientists Create Biofuel Using Ground Coffee Beans

Some refer to coffee as their fuel, but now it’s actually being used as an automotive biofuel.  According to an article published in The Daily Mail, researchers at the University of Bath say that used coffee grounds could be a sustainable fuel source for powering vehicles. Rhodri Jenkins, a PhD student in sustainable chemical technologies and …

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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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Brooklyn Roasting Company Profiled by “Our Name is Farm”

We were delighted that Our Name Is Farm, a local blog whose mission is to share the stories of the farmers and artisanal producers who are invested in feeding America sustainably and responsibly, stopped by 25 Jay Street to talk coffee with Michael Pollack and lead barista Kelsey.   They also cooked up a delicious Banana Coffee …

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Gothamist Names Brooklyn Roasting Company One of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in NYC!

We are honored that Gothamist for including us in their list of the 10 Best Coffee Shops in New York City.  This list comprises some of their favorite coffee shops, in their respective neighborhoods, evaluated for all-around coffee quality, atmosphere and style. They highlighted the taste of our sustainably sourced coffees, saying that “basic blends …

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