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Brooklyn Roasting Company Proudly Supports Global Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg

Brooklyn Roasting Company announced today that its employees will be on-site donating free coffee and supporting the Global Climate Strike in Manhattan on Friday, September 20. The strike calls for decisive global action on climate change ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23. In New York, the event will be led by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who founded the Youth …

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BRC to Donate 10% of November Web Sales To 350.org

Brooklyn Roasting Company is donating 10% of November’s web sales to 350.org’s climate change activism efforts.  Coffee and the world’s climate are deeply intertwined, and, as a company, BRC aims to participate in efforts to support the sustainability our planet’s ecosystem.  Just as we did on National Coffee Day and at our recent Halloween Bash, …

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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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Upcoming IPCC Report Presents Harsh Warnings On Climate Change

In climate news this week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is readying a new report on the future effects of climate change.  A 127-page draft obtained by The Associated Press details a stark view of what’s causing global warming and what it will do to humans and the environment. Global warming is here, human-caused and probably …

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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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Study: Biodiversity leads to Better Coffee Harvests

According to a new study by researchers at University of Würzburg published in Proceedings Of The Royal Society B, bird, bee and bat access to coffee plants to grown in the Kilimanjaro greatly enhanced quantity and quality of harvests.  In each of the area’s traditional growing systems (sun, shade and Chagga gardens), coffee fruit sets …

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