BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD
When an established Brooklyn based coffee company decided to consolidate its roasting and shipping under one roof, they retained Morozov Engineering to help them bring their vision to reality.
Founded in 2009 in a Brooklyn loft, artisanal coffee purveyor- Brooklyn Roasting Company- has consistently been ranked as top 5 coffee places in Brooklyn (Yelp), one of 10 best coffee shops on New York City (Gothamist) and best local brew of 2015 (Gothamist). BRC prides itself on sourcing locally grown, organic fair trade coffee beans. It is no surprise they decided to locally source engineering services as well. BRC came to Morozov because their previous consultant was not responsive to their needs and was too expensive.
Brooklyn Navy Yard is a former US Navy shipbuilding yard spanning 300 acres on the East River in Wallabout Basin. Following its closure in the mid 60’s, the yard was re-opened in 1969 as an industrial park. Since 1989, the site has seen economic development spurred by the city’s investment. Today, more than 200 businesses operate at the yard and employ about 5,000 people.
Brooklyn Roasting Company decided to take up a 16,000 SF space in the Navy Yard to consolidate its roasting operations. On most projects, clients come to their engineers with defined design criteria. In the case of BRC, the client did not know how to best program the their new facility. There were plans for an office, packing, roasting, and shipping and even performance space functions. Our engineers worked closely with the client and architect to learn BRC’s business model, ins and outs of a coffee roasting process and the client’s future plans in order to help the client define present and future performance requirements of the space.
MOROZOV was retained to provide consulting, engineering design and construction administration services for BRC’s new facility. The project involved specialty HVAC systems for coffee roasting production plant.
MOROZOV prepared documents for State Historic Preservation Office filing.
SCOPE Full MEP design and construction administration services. HVAC, sprinkler, plumbing and electrical power design and construction administration
Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 123