Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Falling in Love with Grady's Cold Brew

Grady's Cold Brew 
It's summer. It’s hot. I need coffee. Iced Coffee. Lately I’ve been into cold brew coffee—it’s bolder and less bitter than iced regular coffee, but as NY Mag points out, when you’re dropping $3.50 plus per cup, it gets to be a spendy habit. I tried making my own at home with this recipe, but I'm sure I got my proportions wrong because it turned out a lot weaker than planned. Thankfully I’ve recently discovered Grady’s Cold Brew concentrate

Grady’s Cold Brew is a New Orleans–style coffee concentrate that’s brewed and packed into nifty brown bottles in Brooklyn, NY. There’s no sugar in Grady’s but it’s brewed with chicory which lends a natural sweetness. And it tastes awesome with milk. You can find Grady’s in 16 ounce bottles or 32 ounces bottles which have four and eight servings respectively at a variety of stores around the city. They’re available at Union Market, Whole Foods and Fairway. The bottles retail at Union Market for $7 for the small and $14 for the large and that's the best price I've seen around the city (let me know in the comments if you've seen better!). If you return the large bottles to participating stores you get $2 off your next purchase, making your next fix even cheaper. Pretty sweet.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I made several batches of not that great cold brew before figuring out it was the grind of my coffee. My grinder wasnt getting the beans fine enough. I bought new beans and had it ground at the store to "turkish"- and it made a huge world of difference. I used 1/2c grinds with 3c water but that's also a personal taste how strong you like it