Old First Nursery School is a non-denominational, parent-run cooperative (501(c)3) nursery school for children ages 3 – 5 years. We are the oldest cooperative preschool in New York City, located in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn. We are proud of our tradition of excellence.
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We are pleased to announce that we are having our first coffee fundraiser in partnership with the Brooklyn Roasting Company. Members of Old First are selling BRC’s Mocha Java blend for $12 a can. If you’d like to purchase a can (or cans) you can seek out a current member of OFNS or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you right away. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to directly support Old First Nursery School.
Here’s a little more information about the Mocha Java blend from the BRC website:
General Description: The Mocha Java blends dates from the 18th century, at a time when Europeans had a fairly limited menu of coffees to choose from. Mocha, “the world’s original commercial coffee”, is named after the Yemeni port of Mokha, or al-Mukhā, where beans from across Eastern Africa were traded and exported. At that time Yemen controlled most of the trade moving between the Arab world and the Indian Ocean, and also received beans from Java, an Indonesian island recently colonized by the Dutch, who had introduced coffee cultivation. Inevitably, these two coffees came together to form the world’s first blend. BRC’s twist on this centuries-old classic combines a dark-roasted bean from Sumatra, a little further north along the Indonesian archipelago, with a washed heirloom Arabica from the mountains of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.