For the warm months of the year, I am a hardcore, do or die cold brewer. We use the Toddy brewing system, which creates a concentrated coffee that you can dilute with milk or water for excellent iced coffee. Obviously, you have to use good ass coffee, too. As a back up, though, I was hoping to find the concentrated Stumptown cold brew that the NYTimes wrote an article about a couple months ago, but haven’t seen it anywhere. But I was happy to see this iced coffee concentrate at the Meat Hook last week. Grady’s Cold Brew claims to be New Orleans style, although it’s made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I bought it, risking the chance that I’d spend $15 on some shitty coffee, but it passed my coffee snob test. This is good stuff.
New to cold brewing? Here’s the jist of it.