THE DOUGHNUT PROJECT + BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY...WE'RE ALL ABOUT GREAT COMBINATIONS!
We are stoked to be serving Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and espresso. Fill your other hand while taking down a TDP especial...Duh!
BRC: The Brooklyn Roasting Company offers New Yorkers best quality Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, andOrganic certified and sustainable coffees. We buy superbly flavorful certified coffees because we think that’s the best way to ensure that farmers (and by that we don’t just mean people who own farms) receive fair payment for the crops they grow and harvest. To guarantee truly exemplary cup quality, we rigorously taste all of our coffees before deciding whether or not to buy them, and again before they ship whenever possible. We roast the beans we purchase in small batches in our Loring Kestrel 1/2 bag roaster –the most advanced small-scale commercial roaster available — to “dial in” the perfect roast and most ideal cup profile. We taste the coffee again. We know that what we package for sale to our customers is delicious because we’ve built a quality control system that our own taste buds tell us works. We’re certainly not the only coffee company offering delicious coffees, there are others. But we’re also pretty serious about “green thinking:” recycled materials and refurbished equipment use, clean-powered distribution, and old-fashioned friendliness. We’re not really coffee snobs, we’re just very dedicated coffee lovers that only settle for the best.
The Mocha Java blends dates from the 18th century, at a time when Europeans had a fairly limited menu of coffees to choose from. Mocha, “the world’s original commercial coffee”, is named after the Yemeni port of Mokha, or al-Mukhā, where beans from across Eastern Africa were traded and exported. At that time Yemen controlled most of the trade moving between the Arab world and the Indian Ocean, and also received beans from Java, an Indonesian island recently colonized by the Dutch, who had introduced coffee cultivation. Inevitably, these two coffees came together to form the world’s first blend. BRC’s twist on this centuries-old classic combines a dark-roasted bean from Sumatra, a little further north along the Indonesian archipelago, with a washed heirloom Arabica from the mountains of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.
Our Iris Espresso is a sweet, spicy, extremely well-balanced blend of three distinctive beans – Peru High Grown Anders, Sumatra Permata Gayo, and our new Ethiopian Natural – roasted together in small batches. Very barista-friendly, this coffee is soft and creamy, with a deep russet crema and chocolate-berry flavor and finish. Also delicious in a presspot or pourover. A worthy complement to most desserts.