What a semester it's been. We introduced and implemented a new program, Roaster in Residence, where we specifically showcased one local, small-batch New York-based roaster. Our friends Parlor Coffee, Sweetleaf Coffee, & Lofted Coffee took part in the months of September, October, & November, respectively. Each month, we partook in a cupping and brewing session. We covered the following methods: Aeropress, Chemex & Kalita Wave.
We successfully organized a Coffee & Tea Tour in conjunction with NYU's Welcome Week where we saw an amazing attendance of 80+ students as we tasted through nitro cold brew from Stumptown Coffee, house blend drip coffee from Bluestone Lane, single-origin drip from Third Rail and a free drink card from Joe Coffee for a future visit.
We participated in volunteering at the annual New York Coffee Festival, organized by Allegra Events and collaborated with our sponsors Chemex at their booth, manning the pint brew bar of the 3-cup Chemex. We were featured in a short list of conversations that Perfect Daily Grind thought were important takeaways from the landmark consumer & trade event.
We partnered and commissioned Department of Brewology to animate our new motto and slogan, "Students of Coffee." We applied the design to hand-stamp our 8 oz. paper cups and will be releasing associated merchandise, mugs, and branded content with the custom artwork.
At the festival, we connected and brought on our newest equipment sponsor, Espresso Parts, the industry's leader in coffee equipment and gear, carrying many of our existing sponsors' products. All club members receive a 15% discount along with forever free shipping.
To cap off the semester, we are venturing out to our new education sponsor Royal Coffee NY's latest coffee Lab in South Plainfield, NJ which is a SCAA-Certified campus. Heading into the winter break, many of our existing and working relationships will be refined and hopefully bloom into even greater opportunities to further our passion and dedication towards coffee.
Thank you for joining us on our journey. To many more.
Arnold & Coffee Club at NYU