Nobletree has two Cup of Excellence award-winning farms in Brazil with a combined coffee output of 500,000 pounds per year. Once picked at the farms, which are sized at 225 acres and 320 acres, the beans are sent to two propietary milling operations before heading to Brooklyn.
Nobletree’s Roastery in Red Hook is a mid-19th century brick building situated along a pier that is known for its history as a major port of entry for coffee.
Visitors can stop by Nobletree and get an in-depth education on the coffee they are sipping on. Bonus? You can have a cup of joe by Nobletree’s charming fireplace.
The Roastery’s tasting room focuses on a brewing method that is more visible to visitors, including a Modbar and a pour-over station adjacent to taps for cold brews. It’s in the tasting room that the development occurs, where coffee is then turned into Nobletree’s cafe creations. The creations include fall-favorites such as Sweet Rosalie, a combination of cold brew, lemon and rosemary tonic syrup, as well as the Cold Brew Dark ‘n Stormy, which features cold brew, Brazilian rapadura sugar and Q Drinks ginger beer.
Tours of the roasting facility are available. Visitors can take a look at the green coffee storage room along with the vintage refurbished Probat Roasters from the World War II era. Beans are roasted daily for Nobletree cafes, online retail, wholesale partners and private label clients.
A select offering of coffee courses will be available to the public as well as a training lab for baristas to hone their skills. By next year, Nobletree aims to offer Q-certification courses.
The Nobletree Roastery is located at 499 Van Brunt Street, Unit 3A. The New York Water Taxi stops outside of Nobletree. It’s opened Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photos by Kevin Hatt Photography