07/20/15 11:53am
CoffeeFlour® photo by Ethan Covey

CoffeeFlour®
photo by Ethan Covey

Care for some coffee with your coffee? DUMBO’s own Brooklyn Roasting Company is the first shop in the U.S. to serve sweets showcasing CoffeeFlour®, crafted by Sunset Park’s gluten-free baking mavens, Izzy & Em.

Made by converting coffee fruit pulp (a largely wasted by-product of green coffee production) into a nutrient-rich cooking medium (with more fiber per gram than wheat flour, more protein than kale, more iron than spinach and more potassium than bananas) CoffeeFlour® is poised to reinvent the coffee industry on a massive scale—creating a new revenue source for some of the poorest areas of the world, removing billions of pounds of botanical waste from streams and soil, and adding an innovative new ingredient to the global menu. (more…)

07/14/15 1:16pm
Photo by Marcy Franklin.

Photo by Marcy Franklin.

New York’s brutal, humid summer is trouble for coffee lovers with weak stomachs, like me. Every work day starts the same: wake up, hurry through my morning routine, try to rush out the door before I start to sweat through my shirt. Hit up my coffee shop, order my cold brew to go. (If I’m running late, it’s an iced coffee at my bodega.) Head for the train, sip on my coffee, and wait for the acid to start ripping through my insides. Despite my love of all the iced coffees and cold brews one can find throughout the city, they all have the same effect on me: a strong punch to the stomach (especially an empty one). (more…)

06/11/15 11:55am
Iced Maple Shay from Brooklyn Roasting Company

Iced Maple Shay from Brooklyn Roasting Company

Our first sip of iced coffee at the start of the season is essentially a point of no return—no matter how many cold or rainy days materialize this spring, we staunchly refuse to switch back over to the hot stuff (or wear socks and closed-toed shoes for that matter). So if, like us, you intend to rely on iced coffee as your sole source of caffeination until the fall, check out our guide to the best cold-brewed, single origin cups in Brooklyn, as opposed to defaulting to yesterdays swill, left to sit in the fridge overnight. (more…)

04/16/15 12:08pm
Photos by Jane Bruce

Photos by Jane Bruce

Amy Marshall still remembers her first cup of coffee: Sumatra, loaded with a ton of sugar and half and half. And after 10 years of professional roasting experience under her lid, the new roast master at Brooklyn Roasting Company still thinks it’s okay to add a little cream and sugar to your coffee.

Marshall joined the coffee company in September and is committed to having people know their coffee beans as well as they know their farmer. She’s stripping down the pretentiousness of terms like “going to origin” (that means visiting a coffee farm for us regular joes) and approaches each roast with equal parts dedication and fun.

“This one smells like green pepper,” Marshall says, splitting open a bean. It’s hot in the roastery, located in the entrance of the company’s Dumbo café, and the heat only adds to the spicy punch. “This is something I like to do–take one bean, this is the Nicaragua, and split it down the middle. Smell it. I do that with almost every bean, every roast.” (more…)

07/02/14 9:35am
Maison Premiere's freedom day should be quite the soiree.

Maison Premiere’s freedom day should be quite the soiree.

Whether the rest of your family are hippy west coasters or you’re stuck working early on the 5th while your buddies head upstate for the long weekend, fear not, for there are many delicious things to eat and drink right here in Brooklyn. (more…)

06/06/14 2:28pm

celebrate national donut day

As I was sitting at my makeshift office in Brooklyn Roasters this morning, it started to feel a little Groundhog’s Day. “Good morning.” “Good morning.” “Did you know it’s National Donut Day?” Cue purchase and shoving in face of Dough deliciousness. While the baristas and I agreed this must be a product of the thriving donut lobby forcing us to eat these circular godsends, we discovered a startling truth: started by the Salvation Army in 1938, the day is actually intended to commemorate the female volunteers who served behind the front lines during World War I by providing donuts to soldiers. It’s still celebrated on the first Friday in June, which means eating a donut today is nothing short of doing your patriotic duty. (more…)

04/22/14 2:15pm
Brooklyn Roasting Co. Launches A Cup-Sharing Program To Curb Waste

Image: Mug Me Up

Last year, Forbes published an article about coffee consumption in the U.S. and shared the not-so-new news that we here in New York City are crazy about the stuff, spending three times more on coffee than the rest of the nation. So, just imagine how many coffee cups we dispose of everyday. The number is probably staggering.

That’s where Brooklyn Roasting Company comes in. 

Yesterday, the coffee purveyor launched a new program  described by the Daily News as ‘Citi Bike for coffee’ where customers pay $5 for a reusable coffee cup that they more or less rent. Here’s how the program works:

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