If you're like me, you can't start your day without a good cup of joe. There's nothing better than a cold brew to cool you down. But what do you do when you're stuck in the office and can't make a trip to your favorite cafe? Don't worry, I've got you covered with my tips on how to make the best iced coffee in the office.
First things first, let's talk about the coffee itself. Grady's Cold Brew is the way to go. This cold brewed, New Orleans–style coffee is bold and velvety smooth, thanks to the special blend of spices and chicory, and the best part? It's all-natural, sugar-free, vegan, low calorie, non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free.
So, how do you make iced coffee with Grady's Cold Brew? It's easy! Just mix one part Grady's Cold Brew concentrate with two parts water or milk, and pour over ice. You can also try adding a splash of your favorite syrup or sweetener, for a little extra flavor, or, if you're feeling adventurous, check out Grady's recipe page for some creative iced coffee cocktails.
But what if you don't have Grady's Cold Brew concentrate on hand? No problem! You can still make delicious iced coffee with Grady's Bean Bags or New Orleans–Style Coffee Blend.
Bean Bags: For an amazing office iced coffee experience using our Bean Bags, just fill a pitcher with 4 cups (32 oz) of water and drop in two Grady's Bean Bags. Allow the coffee to steep overnight (or for at least 12 hours). The next morning, gently remove the bags (careful not to tear) and enjoy fresh cold brew all week long. To make a cup, simply pour Grady's concentrate and an equal amount of milk or water over ice.
New Orleans–Style Coffee Blend: For the coffee blend, use your regular brewing method and let the coffee cool before pouring over ice.
Now, let's talk about the ice. It may seem like a small detail, but using fresh, clean ice can really make a difference in the taste of your iced coffee. Avoid using old or cloudy ice cubes, as they can give your coffee a weird, off-flavor. And if you really want to take your iced coffee to the next level, try making coffee ice cubes! Simply brew a pot of coffee, let it cool, and pour it into an ice tray. Then, when you're ready to make your iced coffee, use the coffee ice cubes instead of regular ones. This will help keep your drink cold and flavorful without watering it down.
So there you have it, folks! With Grady's Cold Brew and a little bit of know-how, you can make a delicious iced coffee right in the office. And trust me, your coworkers will be thanking you. Don't forget to grab some Grady's Cold Brew for your home brew setup too! You won't be disappointed.
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