Over the past few weeks, the cold brew coffee program at Corporate Essentials has been in its “beta-test” phase. As of today, Corporate Essentials is officially in the business of cold brewing coffee, kegging it and delivering it to New York City’s and New Jersey’s top offices.
Through their Essential Coffee Company brand, Corporate Essentials has teamed with New York City’s Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to deliver locally roasted, freshly brewed cold brew coffee to offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.
Here are the details in today’s news release from Corporate Essentials:
Corporate Essentials Teams Up with Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to Launch a Cold Brew Coffee Program with Locally Roasted, Relationship Coffee at Its Core
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 5, 2014) — Corporate Essentials, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., announced today that it is teaming up with Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to offer cold-brew coffee in five-gallon kegs to offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.
As part of the program, local coffee roaster, Irving Farm, roasts and custom grinds one of its flagship offerings, Gotham Dark Roast before delivering it to Corporate Essentials twice a week.
“Finding the right partner to provide the coffee for our cold brew (program) was key,” said Joe Simonovich, Senior VP of Operations at Corporate Essentials. “We wanted to find a local partner with a focus on not only roasting great coffee, but with a strong connection to where the coffee originates.”
Irving Farm’s commitment to its coffee growers, as well as its willingness to work with Corporate Essentials to create an end product that is both consistent and great-tasting make this partnership work.
“Twelve months ago, we started experimenting with cold brew, brewing mostly in half-gallon mason jars,” said Simonovich. “The fact that a year later, we’re using professional brew kettles and tons of coffee to fill kegs and deliver them to offices is truly amazing.”
In that 12-month period, Corporate Essentials has also added more than 1,000 square-feet of cold-storage space to its warehouse, and several refrigerated trucks to its delivery fleet.
“Sometimes you go where the market leads you,” said Simonovich. “With cold brew, that’s partly the case; but being able to offer kegerators filled with locally roasted, locally made, cold brew coffee as a part of our total refreshment solution – it once again sets us apart from everyone.”
Corporate Essentials provides a customized kegerator to an office, complete with the nitrogen tank needed to push the cold-brew coffee through the tapline, to your glass. It then delivers, five-gallon ball-lock kegs filled with fresh, cold-brew coffee, that it is currently brewing twice a week.
“There is something about coffee from a kegerator that people love,” said Simonovich. “It’s been referred to as ‘the new water cooler,’ but we simply like to think of it as an office-culture fueling station.”
Corporate Essentials recently launched its new corporate identity which focuses on helping its clients create a positive office culture and a happier workplace.
The Corporate Essentials Cold Brew Coffee Program is branded under its Essential Coffee Company lineup which pays homage to Corporate Essentials’ roots as a strictly office coffee service; and features locally roasted (hot) coffee from some of New York City and New Jersey’s favorite local roasters including Irving Farm and Cafe Grumpy.
“Great office coffee will always make coffee lovers in an office happier,” said Simonovich. “But, a great office refreshment solution can give an office a platform on which to build a great corporate culture. Adding cold brew to what we do at Corporate Essentials gives our clients another reason to work happy.”
About Corporate Essentials, LLC:
Founded as an office coffee service in 1996, Corporate Essentials has long been considered New York City and New Jersey’s premier office refreshment service. In three of the past six years, they were named to Inc magazine’s Inc 5,000 list of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States. As a major part of their office refreshment solution, Corporate Essentials provides premium coffee brewing equipment from Keurig, Starbucks, Mars Drinks, Bunn, Fetco, Wilbur-Curtis and more. Corporate Essentials services more than 2,500 customers throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. Its headquarters and warehouse is located in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more information, visit drinkcoffee.com.
About Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Irving Farm Coffee was founded in Manhattan in 1996 with a little cafe space near Union Square, still known simply as 71 Irving Place. Irving Farm’s founders soon realized that to deliver a truly craft-focused, hands-on approach to their love of coffee, they would simply have to roast it, too. In 1999 Irving Farm transformed a farm in the Hudson Valley into a roasting facility. The country roastery and the city cafe meet in its name: Irving Farm. Set at the foot of the Catskills and the Berkshires, its base in the historic Coleman Station district near the town of Millerton is the same region whose lush dairy farms were once the main supplier of milk to New York City in the 1800s. Nowadays, Irving Farm supplies its carefully selected, handcrafted coffees to four beautiful cafes in that same metropolis, as well as its coffee house in Millerton, keeping the focus on sustainability and building direct relationships with the coffee farmers who grow the beautiful coffees that both the country and the city love so much.