Coffee

Caffeine is the “Performance Enhancer in the Kitchen” and a “Soldier’s Salvation”

An interesting piece in The Wall Street Journal caught our eye today over our morning cup of coffee. According to research, caffeine consumption “can confer a 1% to 2% benefit” to competitive athletes, allowing them to jump a bit higher and run a bit faster.  This slight increase may seem nominal but, in sports where …

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Our Fair Trade Certified Ethiopian Natural is April’s Coffee of the Month

Our Fair Trade Certified Ethiopian Natural is Brooklyn Roasting Company’s Coffee of the Month.  Sourced from family-owned farms organized around Homacho Waeno Cooperative located within the Aleta Wando district of the Sidama region, it is a superb example of a berry-tinged Ethiopian natural.  The Homacho Waeno Cooperative joined the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU), an …

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Costa Rica is February’s Coffee of the Month

We’ve selected our Costa Rica as February’s Coffee of the Month. Grown at CooproNaranjo, a cooperative of coffee growers in the West Valley region. The rich soils and warm, humid climate of this region proved to be ideal for growing coffee, and since the early 19th century coffee has become the country’s principal export product.  Founded …

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Warm Up with Winter Blend, Our Coffee of the Month for January

“Brace yourself, Winter (Blend) is coming.”  We’ve chosen our bold and balanced Winter Blend as January’s Coffee of the Month. This distinctive, Fair Trade certified blend is made up of the same coffees found in our Iris blend, but roasted darker to give it a nice, full body. The warming and spicy blend of Peru, …

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BRC Offering Guatemala El Injerto as Weeklong Special Seasonal Coffee

This week (August 24-30) at Brooklyn Roasting Company, we are proud to offer the renowned Guatemala El Injerto as our Seasonal Coffee at each of our cafes.  This year’s first place Pacamara Cup of Excellence winner, El Injerto boasts a beautifully flora aroma, citrus acidity and subtle spiciness that lends its way to vanilla notes. …

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Brownstoner Took a Sneak Peak at BRC’s Navy Yard Space

Brownstowner got an early tour of BRC’s new space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  The space will serve as our future hub for roasting, packaging, and distribution processing.  The building, built in 1900, was originally a power plant. Co-founder Michael Pollack told Brownstowner, “What we work with is the original power plant — coffee trees …

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August Coffee of the Month: Ethiopian Amaro Gayo

Brooklyn Roasting Company is proud to offer the exclusive Ethiopian Amaro Gayo as our August Coffee of the Month. Sent to us by the only female coffee exporter and miller in Ethiopia, Asnakech Thomas, this coffee has slight blueberry dried banana, and stonefruit notes, nuanced florals, and has excellent body and balance.  Harvested yearly from February to October, …

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Try the Renowned Esmeralda Special Panama Geisha at BRC July 22, 2015

Head to a Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe this Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 for your opportunity to taste the world renowned Esmeralda Special Panama Geisha.  A multiple 1st Place Winner of Specialty Coffee Association of America Roasters Guild Cupping Pavilion, Rainforest Alliance Cupping For Quality, and Best of Panama Natural, this coffee, grown up to 1,850 meters …

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