Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Roasting Company was founded by Jim Munson in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2009. Jim had previously held executive-level management positions at The Brooklyn Brewery and Dallis Bros Coffee. From the start, the Company’s goals were simple: to provide NYC with best quality, sustainably-sourced coffees presented to consumers unpretentiously. Within two years, the Company opened its flagship roastery and retail operation at 25 Jay Street in Dumbo on Brooklyn’s historic coffee waterfront. Today, Brooklyn Roasting Company is New York City’s leading homegrown coffee business, operating a handful of cafes in New York City and servicing hundreds of high-end wholesale accounts in the five boroughs.Their core commitments to diversity in the workplace and progressive Fair Trade purchasing standards set them apart from their competition. They are particularly proud of the many strong relationships they have forged with vendors, coffee farmers, employees and customers. Their business philosophy is easily summarized: serious but not snobby, practical not pretentious, accessible not exclusive. Like Brooklyn, they are bold, brave, colorful and creative. The outline of their logo, like the boundaries of the borough of Brooklyn, never changes, but what’s inside —the colorful characters of their coffees, their customers, and their employees— is always changing. They believe coffee is an inspirational beverage and supports the life of the mind in general. Their commitment to supporting local institutions, like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library stand out as examples. They celebrate Brooklyn’s centuries-old coffee heritage and aim to advance it in their own inimitable way. They also have a branch operating in Japan.