Animal Crossing fans have been waiting for an update for New Horizons for some time, so it’s no surprise they’re happy to see The Roost and Brewster. The Roost has been part of the franchise for quite some time and players have been expecting it to be an addition to New Horizons since the game launched in March 2020.
If you’re new to the show, you’re probably wondering what The Roost is and why Brewster is such a beloved character. Below, we go over everything you need to know about Brewster and its coffee.
Who is Brewster?
Brewster is a pigeon and the only one to work in The Roost. The dream of his life was to open a cafe where he could serve a hot cup of coffee to animals passing by his establishments.
Brewster originally appeared in Animal Crossing Wild World for the Nintendo DS, where he opened his cafe, making him one of the oldest characters in the series. If players got to know him enough and kept buying coffee, then he would even start ordering as they liked.
Where’s the roost?
The Roost first appeared in Wild World for the Nintendo DS, and according to the teaser Nintendo showed, the New Horizons version of The Roost will be no different. The Roost, however, is not a place to display collections and is simply a cafe where you can relax.
The location of The Roost appears to be tied to the fact that both Blathers and Brewster are friends. The store is usually quite small, the size of a villager’s house, and does not sell any type of decoration for your house.
The villagers and the roost
Once you get The Roost in other games, you can find villagers visiting the store. It turns out that almost every character on the show loves coffee and wants their coffee brewed in a specific way, which Brewster is more than happy to do.
Many of Animal Crossing’s only villager profiles will even have a small section that lists how each villager enjoys their coffee. Some fans will even go so far as to invite characters to their island who drink their coffee the same way they do.
What can you do at Roost?
There are different things you can do in The Roost, depending on the game you are playing. First, you can buy coffee in The Roost for 200 bells each, and drinking a certain number of cups will unlock special features like the ability to store your gyroids with Brewster.
In some of the latest games in the series, you can even work as a barista for Brewster and make drinks for the animals on your island, as well as some special characters. In addition, concerts were traditionally held at the Roost during previous games.
What are Gyroids?
Gyroids are small music creation devices that featured in previous games in the series but were excluded from New Horizons. The devices were linked to Brester because he could store them for the character, helping fans free up storage space in their homes.
There were even special gyroids that could only be obtained from The Roost; these were given as rewards for working for the cafe. Unlike regular gyroids, these were actually designed to look like Brewster himself, and each emitted a sound related to both Brewster and The Roost.
Work at Roost
As mentioned above, once you’re close enough to Brewster, you can work part-time at The Roost. You’ll need to know your villager’s favorite types of coffee and brew them correctly to unlock rewards like Special Gyroids and the Special Roost Furniture Line.
Traditionally, you could work at the Roost between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., as long as the day was not a holiday. This can be done when you find someone at the bar waiting to be served, be it a special character or an ordinary villager.
Which characters visited the perch?
Animals in your village regularly visited The Roost, as well as special characters like KK Slider who gave concerts there. Also, characters like Pete would come over for coffee and you could chat with them to find out a bit more about their personalities.
Since many of the characters visited are currently not in New Horizons, The Roost can be one of the ways to chat with older characters like Pete, who don’t have a job on your island. The Roost could also end up becoming an outlet for comedy shows, another feature that New Horizons currently lacks.
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