General Announcements

Friend of A Farmer Partners with Devoción to Debut Signature Coffee: Farmer’s Blend

Something’s brewing in Brooklyn! Friend of a Farmer, the pioneering farm-to-table comfort food capital, is launching its own signa­ture coffee, Farmer’s Blend. Indicative that Friend of a Farmer is contin­uing to grow both as a restau­rant, now with two locations—Gramercy and Brooklyn Heights—and brand, the blend was created through a part­ner­ship with Devoción, a “farm to cup” roaster in Williamsburg.

Friend of a Farmer Director of Operations Taylor Morabito and Assistant Director of Operations Weston Morabito, brothers whose mother Carrie founded the restau­rant as a 6-table café more than 30 years ago, worked hand in hand with the Devoción team to create a signa­ture coffee blend that would pair well with their most popular pancakes and omelets. The result is a fruit-forward coffee with notes of honey and caramel.

“We look forward to adding Farmer’s Blend to our roster of season­ally fresh and local offer­ings,” said Taylor Morabito. “Our customers love and have come to rely on our commit­ment to working with small farms so part­nering with a brand that shares this senti­ment is truly impor­tant to us.”

Devoción is known for working closely with Colombia farms to source high quality beans, which are dry-milled and shipped just 10 days after "green" for imme­diate roasting in Brooklyn, guar­an­teeing ultra-fresh coffee. Friend of a Farmer receives the beans a day after they’re roasted at Devoción’s nearby shop and grinds them on site.

The new coffee blend keeps with Friend of a Farmer’s mantra to stay local. While the orig­inal Gramercy loca­tion has been doing this for over three decades, Friend of a Farmer continues to grow its brand, recently opening in the bustling and historic neigh­bor­hood of Brooklyn Heights. The restau­rant is a two-story town­house complete with multiple fire­places, an outdoor terrace and tables/décor that co-owner Terry Morabito crafted himself. The menu changes with the season but signa­ture dishes include Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie, Braised Beef Short Rib and the Terry Allan Chicken. The cock­tail menu is no excep­tion, focusing on spirits distilled in Brooklyn and upstate New York, house­made infu­sions and drinks made with locally sourced produce.

“While we’re a family busi­ness that has been around for years, we are constantly looking for ways to stay inno­v­a­tive in the market­place,” added Weston Morabito. “We are excited to get one step closer to launching our retail line.”

Farmer’s Blend French Press coffee service has begun at both the recently opened Brooklyn Heights loca­tion (76 Montague Street) and the orig­inal Gramercy restau­rant (77 Irving Place). Prices are $4.50 for a small French Press, $9 for large. This spring, Friend of a Farmer will retail 12oz and 5lb Farmer’s Blend with special branded bags at both restau­rant loca­tions and online at friendofafarmer.com.

About Friend of a Farmer:
Since 1986, Friend of a Farmer has been a pioneer in the farm-to-table move­ment, creating a repu­ta­tion for season­ally fresh and local ingre­di­ents in a warm atmos­phere with fire­places and hand-built wooden columns, tables and light fixtures. Classic Americana fare executed to perfec­tion is the draw. Breads, pastries and pies are all baked on site high­lighting seasonal produce from nearby farms, while juices for specialty cock­tails are pressed in house. All meat served is locally sourced and free-range; beef is grass-fed. The orig­inal Gramercy loca­tion (77 Irving Place) was opened by Carrie Morabito over 30 years ago. She has since gotten the whole family involved and opened a Brooklyn Heights loca­tion in late 2015 (76 Montague Street).

To Top