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Grady's Cold Brew


Summer is long gone, but I'm still finding myself craving iced coffee in the morning. I blame the radiator. Like many NY apartment dwellers, I have no control over the heat, so once the heat comes on for the season, the entire apartment becomes a furnace unless you leave the windows wide open.

This is where the iced coffee comes in.

Usually, to get my iced coffee fix, I just make enough coffee in the French press for two or three days, then refrigerate what I don't use. But recently I started using Grady's Cold Brew, which I had heard about for a while but never tried. And wow, this stuff is strong. I'm hooked.

Made in Williamsburg, the New Orleans-style cold coffee concentrate uses beans from Porto Rico Importing in Greenwich Village and has a bit of chicory to mellow out the dark coffee beans. And making a cup is easier than even running to the nearest bodega. You just mix it with an equal amount of milk or coffee, pour over ice, and add a tiny bit of sugar if you'd like (the chicory has an extra bit of sweetness already.)

Have you tried Grady's or another cold coffee concentrate? And are you also someone who drinks iced coffee all year long?