DUMBO, Brooklyn has long been the home of painters, craftsman, and artisans of all kinds. It makes perfect sense that the latest addition to the "new TRIBECA" of NYC delivers a killer brew of coffee. Be it by the shot, the latte, or a giant iced cold brew, the hottest new business Down Under Manhattan Overpass is Brooklyn Roasting Company. Brooklyn Roasting opened it's doors a few months ago and just one visit on any given afternoon proves the adage- If you roast it, they will come! The line out the door speaks volumes about the sweeping change that has occured in DUMBO. Just three or four years ago there was St. Ann's Warehouse, Grimaldi's Pizza, & The River Cafe - that's it! This area was once forgotten space between Brooklyn Heights and The Navy Yard. Today, luxury condo buildings, and designer shops selling everything from candy to coffee line the streets of this petite ten block neighborhood.
Brooklyn Roasting sources beans from all over the world. They are committed to offering New Yorkers best quality Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic certified coffees. Beans go through a taste test before being purchased, and then again after roasting to ensure customers a great tasting product. The roasting is done in small batches in a Loring Kestrel 1/2 bag roaster - the most advanced small-scale commercial roaster on the market.
It shows! The smooth taste of their cold brewed iced coffee is about as addictive as java can be. If I'm headed to DUMBO, I'm thinking about Brooklyn Roasting Company long before I arrive.
Visit DUMBO for the afternoon and be sure to hit BRC for the best coffee around. Have a gourmet lunch at Forager's Market, and for the sweet tooths out there - don't miss Dewey's Candy Shop! (You'll thank me for this one). If you're not headed to Brooklyn anytime soon, get in touch via the website or phone and order your beans today. Of course they will ship them to you! Shop Brooklyn Roasting Company