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How To Travel & Still Drink Good Coffee

On average, this nation consumes about 400 million cups of coffee a day. And while food trends come and go, America’s favorite caffeinated beverage is less of a trend and more of an evolution. Who’d have guessed that we would be drinking cans of nitro cold brew in 2018! Thankfully at Provisions our buyers have a handle on sourcing great local products from people who really know their beans. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite ways to enjoy a cup of joe, while traveling, beating the heat, or enjoying a summer show. We’ve got something for everyone!

THE TRADITIONALIST
Parlor Coffee, Prospect 


For this small roaster located across from the Navy Yard, producing good beans means traveling far and wide for the perfect fair trade crop and connecting it with skilled roasters. Our buyer’s top pick  this month is Prospect. Half Ethiopia Kilenso Mokonisa, and half Colombia Frontera de Acevedo, this blend is distinctive floral and spiced notes are married to cocoa, grapefruit and marzipan. “I definitely feel that Parlor Coffee’s Prospect is amazing it reminds me of waking up in the morning with my grandmother when I was young.” – Miguel Franco, Provisions Coffee Buyer

THE GLOBETROTTER
Grady’s Cold Brew


Many of us will be traveling in the coming weeks, and a great cold brew coffee might be hard to come by. Which is why we recommend packing some of Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags!
Through Direct Trade sourcing, Grady’s beans are bought responsibly and as they say, “Simply put, we brew with the best possible coffee. You know, like coffee grown in incredibly fertile, volcanic soil.”
Grady’s Cold Brew has a creamy mouthfeel with tasting notes of chocolate and caramel. Each can comes with easy to use pre portioned bags of their delicious blend. Just follow the instructions and you’ll have cold brew coffee all week long!

THE MAVERICK
Pop & Bottle


Made from 100% organic ingredients, Pop & Bottle beverages are perfect to throw in your bag for a post-workout treat or pre-party pick-me-up! These plant-based lattes are delightful! Lightly sweetened with dates, their Cold Brew Almond Latte is blended with almond milk and Fair Trade organic coffee. Whether you’re treating your sweet tooth or need a caffeine boost, these delicious single-serve bottles are perfect for those on-the-go!

THE TASTE MAKER
Rise Nitro Cold Brew


These nitrogen infused cold brew coffees are akin to drinking a stout in some ways. Brewed with organic , Fair Trade coffees RISE coffee beverages may not contain dairy, but the nitro creates a creamy mouthfeel and distinctive cascade. New to our shelves is their latest flavor, Blood Orange! Fruity and fun, this sparkling coffee juice-blend is perfect for crushing before your summer concert, or taking to the beach!

For more info about how source great products visit our Not Your Average Grocer page.
To order some great brews for delivery or in-store pick-up visit shop.greenegrape.com!

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FREE COOKIES!

Shira Berk, of TriBeCa’s esteemed and estimable Goodie Girl Bakery, will be at Provisions today at 4pm to sample from her arsenal of her jaw-droppingly delicious cookies. There’s no understanding someone who denies a free cookie, gluten-free or not, but be advised that hers are especially good; crispy, meticulously flavored (this number has flecks of cereal in its dough) and perfect for dipping into a cup of coffee.

Security personnel will be at the ready to catch customers fainting from their deliciousness. See you then!

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Easter Baskets!

We had the coffee bar folks at Provisions put together their ideal Easter Basket and the results are just what we’d want to wake up to on an Easter morning:  Vosges Peanut Butter & Himalayan Sea Salt Flop-eared Bunnies, Vosges Wink of the Rabbit Deep Milk Chocolate, Caramel Pecan Eggs, Marich Green Beans Jelly Beans, Counter Culture Papua New Guinea Baroida Coffee, Lark Salted Rosemary Shortbread Cookies, Cacao Prieto Single Origin Raisin & Hazelnut Chocolate, La Cacica Local Honey, Anarchy In A Jar Easy Like Sunday Morning Preserves and Salty Road Salty Caramel Apple Salt Water Taffy.

Our gift baskets come in a reusable planter and include a packet of seeds so that the gift recipient can enjoy a garden long after the goodies are gone!

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Take Home Some Grady’s Cold Brew

Despite the mild winter we know that a lot of our customers like their iced coffee year-round, so does a good number of our staff.  We would never dissuade you from coming in and grabbing some Stumptown or Blue Bottle cold brew, but sometimes us coffee fiends need a fix and don’t have a chance to get to our caffeine dealer.  Luckily there is Grady’s Cold Brew a Williamsburg based company that brews and bottles cold brew concentrate that you can keep handy in case of caffeine emergencies.  Grady’s is a New Orleans style blend that comes in a 32oz glass bottle and makes 8 cups of coffee, iced or hot.  The formula is pretty straightforward, add equal parts Grady’s Cold Brew and water or milk over ice and you are ready to go.  Come grab a bottle of Grady’s from our beverage case.

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Artisanal Academy Awards

What better way to enjoy the Oscars night than with a display of some of our winning snacks? With so many great products, it was hard to narrow it down for you. We assure you, it’s hard to go wrong with any of your favorites. Here’s ours:

Meat: our butchers are nominating some special treats for your pleasure. We’ll have a Rabbit Terrine, Rabbit & Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Roulade, Rabbit Meatballs, Head Cheese, and Mini Beef Hot Links (Puff Pastry’s in the freezer, if you want to wrap ’em in blankets).

In the Local Cheese Category, we’re betting on some new classics: Spring Brook Tarentaise, Capriole O’Banon, and Wisconsin Dairy Dante. Best Foreign Cheeses include Raw Milk Morbier, Pecorino Gran Cru, Bleu de Basques and a special wheel of Raw Milk Ossau Iraty.

Charcuterie Contenders: Biellese Sopressata Picante, Olli Napoli Salame, and La Quercia Coppa.

Best Products: McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix (now in 1 gallon jugs!), Sullivan Street Olive Bread, Annex’s Vegan Cupcakes, and Brooklyn BAMBoozle Beer!

Which treats will win themselves a place on your red carpet?

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We’re Bubbling Over

For the next 2 days in celebration of Valentine’s we’ll be opening some sparkling wines.  From 6-8pm today, you can sample Gruet Brut Rose NV ($17.50), a sparkling pink wine from New Mexico but made in the true champagne tradition using secondary fermentation.  From 6-8pm tomorrow, try Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Brut NV ($55), the french champagne that was chosen as the Best of Tasting in the NY Times round up of champagnes.

The Annex and Provisions have tons of treats at every price point for Valentine’s.  From butter cookie conversation hearts at Annex to Lobsters and oysters (special order by 4:30pm tonight!) at Provisions and cheese to accompany champagne at Fort Cheese, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate.

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I Love NYou

Celebrate your love for the local, with our I LOVE NY Valentine’s Day Package.

We start with our house made Bacon Jam, a low-and-slow cooked blend of  D’Artagnan’s Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Brooklyn’s own Olso Roasters Coffee. Its sweet and spicy flavors and unique texture make for a perfect condiment to most cheeses. Kinderhook Creek, made by Old Chatham in the Hudson Valley, is an all-sheep Camembert style, unctuous and decadent, sweet and just enough salt.

Because no Valentine’s Celebration is complete without chocolate, we’ve chosen the Nunu Chocolates Beer Box, a 6 pack of truffles blended with some of the best microbrews around. Wash it all down with our Borough’s own Brooklyn Brewery Local 2, a Belgian-style Strong Dark Ale, a touch sweet and malty, a dessert in and of itself. The 750ml bottle is big enough to share, nearly as strong as wine, and full of effervescent bubbles.

I LOVE NY
1 4oz Jar House Made Bacon Jam  * 1/4 lb Kinderhook Creek
1 750 ml of Brooklyn Local 2 * 6-pack Nunu Chocolates Beer Box

All for just $50.

Add your choice of fresh bread from Sullivan Street or Roberta’s for the complete I LOVE NY experience! Pre-order at the cheese counter!

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Mazet Chocolates Tasting

Celebrate this holiday season with one of the oldest and most famous candy confectioners in France.  Mazet is famous for their delectable pralines roasted in salted caramel and almonds and hazelnuts toasted, caramelized, and coated in dark bittersweet or milk chocolate, all of which we’re proud to carry at Provisions. Come by for a sample this Thursday, 12/15, noon-3pm at the coffee bar.
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Autumn Arrives At Provisions!

Warm days, cool nights, crispy leaves paving the sidewalk – without a doubt, Fall has come upon Brooklyn. With the change in weather, expect to see lots of new seasonal items offered here at Provisions!

‘Tis the season of hot apple cider behind the coffee bar, and we’ve got Champlain Orchards’ fresh organic cider from Vermont pressed the old-fashioned way on a 90-year-old rack and cloth cider press. You can also bring home a squirrel or an acorn in the form of Amy’s Cookies, handmade with love right here in Brooklyn.

We’ve got Pumpkin Ravioli from Bertagni in the dairy case, as well as maple yogurt from Seven Star Farms and Maple Hill Creamery. Keep your eyes on the frozen section for one of our seasonal favorites in Adirondack Creamery’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, sample any one of our many pumpkin beers from Six Point, Wolaver’s, Southern Tier and Lakefront Breweries, or stop by the deli for a cup of hot soup to warm those chilly bones.

As always, if you have items you’d like to see at the store, just drop us a line in our Customer Suggestion book by the front counter, and feel free to approach anyone of our knowledgeable staff members with your questions or thoughts. So grab your scarf and mittens, turn off your AC and swing through Provisions for all of your Autumn dining and entertaining needs!

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Our new ShopKeep iPad POS!

We’re thrilled to announce our ShopKeep iPad POS, as reported by the Brooklyn Paper.  Turn your iPad into a point of sale, wirelessly popping the cash drawer and printing receipts.  And it provides real time reporting on sales via the web from any computer anywhere and even through an app on your phone!

Our technology is green(e), too.  No more local servers aging and headed for landfills.

If you want to come see the technology in action, stop by the new Greene Grape Annex at 680 Fulton, opening in August 2011 right next to Greenlight Bookstore.

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