Grady’s New Orleans Style Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Review
Grady’s started in a small kitchen in Brooklyn by Grady himself. He started making it for himself but then got other people hooked on it. He then quit his job and partnered with 2 other people to make the Grady’s Cold Brew Company. They brew their coffee for 20 hours with a special blend of coffee, chicory, and spices. They currently use Porto Rico Importing, one of the oldest purveyors of coffee in New York City, to source their beans. They follow the Direct Trade sourcing standard so that all coffee is traceable back to its source.
The smell coming from the cup after mixing in the water is a very deep roast flavor. The color also looks very dark even after doing the recommended 1 to 1 ratio. The first part of the drink has a little acidity and you can taste some of the chicory in the front of the tasting as well. It has a slightly woody flavor. As you get to the second part of the tasting, more of the chicory starts to come out as the acidity goes away. The chicory starts to bring some of that subtle sweetness. Then finally when you get to the end you still get that slight underlying sweetness, but you get this nice deep coffee flavor. There is also a slight bitterness undertone, which isn’t caused by the coffee itself but by the chicory. It has a very robust body, lasting for a very long time in the mouth. This coffee has a lot of caffeine just from drinking it, as I can feel the effect shortly after drinking just a small portion of the cup. The price is $5.99 for a 16 oz bottle which is $0.38 per ounce. This bottle makes 4 cups of coffee.
Grady’s cold brew is a solid contender in the cold brew market. It is odd to see a person in New York brewing a New Orleans style coffee. However, their cold brew is really smooth with the addition of the chicory and other spices. It also slightly sweetens the coffee without any sugar. The coffee is deep and bold and is a real delight. This also might not be for everyone since the chicory has somewhat of a woody taste. All in all a very cold brew and should be on everyone’s list.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Grady’s New Orleans Style Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
Price: $5.99 for a 16 oz bottle, $0.38 oz.