Monday, July 30th, 2012

Birch’s Music Monday

We hope that your Monday has been marvelous, but if it’s been manic, monotonous, or even mundane we’ve got the cure for you.

Rest your feet and have a listen to “Old School Candy” from G.O.O.D. music member Hit-Boy featuring Kid Cudi.  You can download it here

…allow yourself to be serenaded by the beautifully dark and charming tunes from this London lass, Lianne La Havas.  Here new album Is Your Love Big Enough is streaming on NPR this week…

…lastly, be entertained with a new video from Black Lips called “Noc-A-Homa” documenting the depths of a once-proud chief’s downfall, living on the streets, breaking car windows, and robbing liquor stores just to get by.  Don’t worry though, there is a happy ending for all.  Watch it below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuAY6rErYJ4&feature=player_embedded

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Monday, July 30th, 2012

Birch Coffee in The New York Post!

The New York Post sat down with the Birch Guys and got the inside scoop of what it took to bring to life Birch Coffee. Paul Schlader and Jeremy Lyman both decided to open up a coffee shop despite the fact that “We were so green,” says Schlader. “I can’t stress enough that we didn’t know what we were doing.”

Paul and Jeremy outside of Birch

From maxed out credit cards and an unexpected business coach, Paul and Jeremy built Birch into the coffee shop it is today. If you’re interested in starting your own business, the New York Post also included some tips from Paul and Jeremy.

You can catch the article here.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

NYC Summer Events!

There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy in the city. Make the most of it with some FREE events this week. That’s right, cool free stuff do in NYC? You bet!

On Thursday, July 26th, head over to the Klughaus Gallery to see some limited-edition skateboard inspired artwork. Kingbrown’s magazine brings you this exclusive exhibition along with a release of their eighth issue. The event starts at 6pm and showcases illustrators and street artists from all over the world. Check it out.

Looking for something to do on Friday the 27th? Head into Brooklyn for some indie folk music in Prospect Park. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series brings you The Head and the Heart and Lost in the Trees. The show starts at 6:30pm in the Bandshell. You can find more information and live videos of the bands here!

Ever want to experience the art of glassblowing? On Sunday the 29th, hop on a free ferry to Governors Island to watch artists demonstrate the creative process on a mobile glassblowing studio. GlassLab is bringing in pure talent from the artists at Corning Museum of Glass specifically for this event. Sessions take place in the afternoon and why not spend the rest of the day exploring the island! Go here for more information.

Save those pennies and enjoy the NYC sights and sounds. Happy summer!

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Elite Daily Writes Up Birch Real Nice…

Elite Daily published an article today in their Entrepreneurship section, praising Birch founders and the creative coffee culture they brought to NYC. By selling a product they love and believe in, and by following through with their intent to create, above all, a comfortable environment for the multitude of city-going caffeine consumers, our founders have simply redefined coffee shop success.

Jeremy, one of two Birch founders, who is all about ‘starting small’, states in his interview with Elite, “Starting my own business has been the most rewarding thing I have experienced to date. It has taken me to so many different places I never would have thought I could go…

Read the full article here from Elite Dailyto hear about how our founders started out, where they are planning on heading,  and what exactly makes Birch so different from the coffee shop across the street. You might even find yourself taking the advice of our founder – the advice you’ve been looking for all along.

Birch Founders, Paul and Jeremy

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Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Birch’s Music Monday

A new Monday, a new set of tunes to kick off your week!

Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring has been blowing minds since the release of their first track “Ungirthed” back in January.  Their debut effort Shrines drops tomorrow, and the whole album in its glitchy, dreampop entirety is streaming right now on NPR. Click here to check it out.

The beautiful new video, “Laura” from Natasha Khan (a.k.a. Bat For Lashes) premiered today. View it below, and receive a free download of the track if you preorder her upcoming album The Haunted Man on iTunes.

Finally, in honor of their current North American tour which recently hit Brooklyn (with Purity Ring!), The Dirty Projectors are offering a tour-only 7″ with 2 new tracks. Stream the A-side, “Buckle Up,” below!

Happy listening!

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Like Air Conditioning for Your Mouth

In a recent InsideHook article, the blog who covers the best of New York highlights Birch Coffee’s cold-brewed iced coffee delivery! The article, titled Cold Me Closer, can be read here.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Coffee Accessories!

Hey coffee lovers! Who would’ve ever thought coffee could be accompanied by some quality accessories? And we’re not talking about bedazzling your coffee cup (although that can be facinating.) The Coffree and Coffee Joulies are to coffee what a sweet pair of sunglasses and shiny new bracelet are to a new outfit.

At Birch, we’re all about being eco-friendly and The Coffree takes coffee sustainability to another level. The concept of this new packaging revolves around the idea that the container should be multi-functional to serve your coffee needs. It comes pre-loaded with coffee grounds, the removable seal acts as a stirrer, and the tab is pulled to unfold the biodegradable packaging into cup form. All you need to do is add hot water and drink!

The Coffee Joulies on the other hand, focuses on the temperature aspect of coffee brewing. This new accessory keeps coffee between 130 degrees and 140 degrees – the ideal temperature! And what’s more is that you’re coffee won’t get cold within 5 minutes after the brew. The Coffee Joulies absorbs thermal energy, slowly releases it, and keeps the perfect temperature for twice as long. Pretty cool right? Check it out on http://www.joulies.com/.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012

Food Republic Visit Birch Coffee

The Birch Coffee Guys talked iced coffee, bicycles, sustainability, and more with Food Republic! Read the full interview over at Food Republic now.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012

Birch’s Music Monday

Happy Monday everyone!

This week we’re bringing you some new tunes from HOT CHIP’s new album “In Our Heads.” Below is  the viral video the band posted, and we have to say, it made us a little dizzy. Enjoy the video for their new song “Flutes” and purchase the album ASAP. It’s sure to get you hyped up as much as our coffee…

…another great album recently released is “Synthetica” by Canada’s Metric, and we think it’s great! Check out the lyric video for their track “Dreams So Real” here. This song is hauntingly beautiful and we want all of you to hear it! Purchase a ticket to one of their US shows and you can get their album with your ticket purchase! How cool is that?

…last, but certainty not least, we can’t get enough of “Prime Mover” from the awesome Alex M.O.R.P.H. The video for “An Angel’s Love” provides some great shots of our beloved N.Y.C and is sure to have you dancing at your desk!

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

July Artist Residency: Eric Rosner

This month, we’ll be featuring the work of illustrator Eric Rosner  on our walls. Illustrating in NYC for over 20 years, Eric Rosner has a unique style that recaptures a classic period of Manhattan and presents it for a new participating audience. Ink marker is used to create stunning iconic structures from a golden era. This process is combined with digital enhancements that complete a singular vision to showcase New York City’s most eloquent inhabitants. His canvas prints grab the attention of the on-looker as an awe inspiring tribute to a golden age with a modern twist for today.  You can learn more about Eric and his work on his website.

We’ll be celebrating his work on Thursday, June 12th from 7-9pm in the shop. Come on in and check it out!

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