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The Future of Iced Coffee (Has Anybody Tried Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee?)
The Atlantic ^ | August 1, 2014 | Alexis C. Madrigal

Posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

I have seen the future of iced coffee.

There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the rotisserie chickens, I spotted something I never thought I’d live to see.

A blue and white carton—like the half-pints of milk that come on elementary school lunch trays—emblazoned with the words Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee.

This coffee is legendary in the Bay Area, and now that Blue Bottle has expanded to New York, I’m sure its name echoes on the streets of Manhattan and Williamsburg, too. Brewed with chicory, cut with whole milk, sweetened with cane sugar, it’s a cold coffee beverage that is at once sophisticated and unpretentious. It’s not an austere challenge to the Starbucks-trained palate like so much of high-brow coffee culture. It just tastes good in an interesting way.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: coffee
The caffeine addict in me has to ask... Has anybody tried this iced coffee yet and is it as good as the author makes out? Hopefully my area gets it in the stores next year. Gotta try it out.

So far the best coffee I find in South Florida comes in Miami at those little panaderia type stores with the sliding stores where they serve up miraculous shots of Cuban coffee in small cups.

1 posted on 08/02/2014 7:19:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I very much like hot coffee, but for some reason, have never been able to develop a taste for iced coffee. Maybe I’ve never had “good” iced coffee (highly likely), but for me it’s iced tea & hot coffee.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 7:23:12 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: PJ-Comix

havent seem this stuff

I have seen a coffee shop chalboard sign announcing that they serve blue bottle coffee...bit as ive never been in the place I know nothing of it or the blue bottle iced coffee as yet


3 posted on 08/02/2014 7:24:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Qiviut

Thai iced coffee (or Vietnam) is the best.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 7:25:13 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Qiviut
I drink hot coffee in the morning. If any left over then I drink it as iced coffee in the afternoon. When I was a kid, iced coffee was looked upon as an oddity. I remember requesting iced coffee in a restaurant and the waitress didn't know what I was talking about.

"You mean you actually pour coffee over ice and then add milk???"

5 posted on 08/02/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: PJ-Comix

Blue Bottle is quite pricey.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: MeshugeMikey

Next time you are by that place, try that coffee and report back. I am really curious. The owner sounds like an over the top quality control type guy so it might be pretty good. BTW, I chuckled in the story where it said that Howard Schultz of Starbucks wasn’t all that into drinking coffee.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: PJ-Comix

More info - how to make it yourself (both include directions for Vietnamese Iced Coffee). I’ve been meaning to try PW’s method for about 2 years now and just haven’t done it.

Cool Beans - How to ace iced coffee (Imbibe Magazine)
http://www.imbibemagazine.com/Iced-Coffee-How-To

Perfect Iced Coffee (Pioneer Woman)
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/


8 posted on 08/02/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: PJ-Comix

the shops just about three blocks form here...so I may do that


9 posted on 08/02/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Iced coffee?

What are you, communist? LOL


10 posted on 08/02/2014 7:32:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GSWarrior

How much does Blue Bottle cost?


11 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: cripplecreek

Try drinking hot coffee in the afternoon Florida heat. BTW, I once had coupons for FREE cups of coffee at Racetrack gas stations. At first I thought I couldn’t use those coupons since I am usually on the road AFTER my morning hot coffee at home. Then I realized all I had to do was add ice and cream to the coffee. I had enough coupons for FREE iced coffee at Racetrack for the next month.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 7:37:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix

I recently had a fantastic iced coffee at a local small roaster coffee house. Their ice coffee is a cold brewed dark roast... you add the sugar and cream to taste...fantastic on a hot afternoon.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 7:38:01 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: PJ-Comix

If it is the same Blue Bottle company that is out here in Oakland, prices are around $19 per pound.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 7:39:27 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: The Great RJ

I once saw a TV program showing people in India drinking tea with big leaves sitting in the same glass they were drinking from. Not tea backs to brew it. Actual leaves.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 7:40:58 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: Qiviut

“I very much like hot coffee, but for some reason, have never been able to develop a taste for iced coffee. Maybe I’ve never had “good” iced coffee (highly likely), but for me it’s iced tea & hot coffee.”

ditto here


16 posted on 08/02/2014 7:42:14 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: PJ-Comix

We get plenty of heat during the summer here in Michigan.

Iced coffee just sounds nasty to me but I’ve never tried it.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 7:42:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Qiviut

Back in the 80’s when I deployed to Australia, they had a great generic iced coffee in those little “brick boxes” they use for juice. It was even shelf-stable. I brought several bricks of 10 back with me. . .


18 posted on 08/02/2014 7:47:57 AM PDT by Salgak (Peace through Superior Firepower. . . .)
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To: Qiviut

My son the coffee snob often makes and drinks cold pressed coffee. We recently gave him his own roaster. I’m happy with my hot french press into which I mix a bit of my favorite protein drink. By 9:00 a.m. I’m done with caffeine for the day or I can’t sleep.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 7:59:59 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: PJ-Comix

The trouble with iced coffee is that if you spill it into your lap you don’t get millions of dollars :-(


20 posted on 08/02/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Argus

Oliang!! Coffee, sesame seed, corn ground together, brewed together then sweetened and mixed with condensed milk, served over ice. It’s one of my many addictions.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Cane sugar also or sweet syrup for sweetening.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 8:11:29 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: PJ-Comix

I tried some bottled stuff 30+ years back, but found it weak over ice. HOWEVER, post #8’s Pioneer Woman coffee concentrate recipe got me all hot and bothered, at least as far as coffee goes. Just scale the size down to a half-gallon for the first go...


23 posted on 08/02/2014 8:11:46 AM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is Blue Bottle sold in New Orleans? I’ve never seen it here. Mrs Romulus likes Cool Brew, which is a locally made cold concentrate and comes in many flavors, including chickory. I don’t use liquid concentrates, preferring to brew from scratch. Because I’m a conservative and therefore view all processed “foods” with a wary eye. When I’m out of town, I look for French Market or Luzianne, both good quality brands and thoroughly authentic.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Qiviut

Me too. Coffee just does not taste the same cold. Can’t and never really tried to acquire a taste for it.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Mercat
Hey! I just found an ARTICLE that claims that Casa Larios serves the BEST coffee in Miami which is saying a lot. Best of all it is only 5 blocks from where my sister-in-law lives so the next time I visit down there I can just walk over to Casa Larios:

1. Casa Larios
To top this list, you really have to serve something special, and Casa Larios doesn't disappoint. Why is Casa Larios the best place to get coffee in Miami? Try the cortadito, a pre-sweetened blend of milk and coffee, and you'll know why. Nowhere does a cup of coffee go down smoother. The experience is heightened by the ambiance. Live-sounding music blares from the center of the room while patrons stand at the take-out window gossiping about the latest in South Miami. Often served with several small cups, the coffee and restaurant work in hand by encouraging social interaction between diners. At 7 a.m. when the doors open or 11 p.m. closing time, it is always good to enjoy some café at Casa Larios.

26 posted on 08/02/2014 8:36:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix

Have to schedule our trip to Miami to visit our Cuban friends. Finally have the RV and the time.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 8:39:02 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Qiviut

Both of those methods are lacking. For best iced coffee, brew a pot, pour half into ice cube trays and put the other half in the fridge. Put half a teaspoon of dark brown sugar in a glass, add cold coffee, stir until sugar is dissolved, add coffee ice cubes, and pour a dash of half and half over the top.

Or go buy a can of cold UCC coffee.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 8:48:38 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

I like the coffee ice cube idea. I think what puts me off of cold coffee is the dilution that occurs from plain ‘water’ ice cubes. The water just doesn’t “go” with coffee and half & half.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: PJ-Comix
it’s a cold coffee beverage that is at once sophisticated and unpretentious

Yeah but what about its %#@*ing bouquet??

30 posted on 08/02/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: PJ-Comix

How much did the company pay The Atlantic to write this stupid article?


31 posted on 08/02/2014 9:52:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PJ-Comix

Sounds like the cafe au lait you get at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. 1 pot coffee + 1 pot scalded WHOLE milk. Sweeten it if you want.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 10:07:04 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: PJ-Comix

I like iced coffee in the summer time but loose all interest when it gets colder.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 10:13:26 AM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: PJ-Comix

In southern Italy I drank shots of `cafe freddo’ which was espresso sweetened to the consistency of chilled syrup.

Now, my morning joe is made the night before and taken cold, black, & barefoot. Wakes me up like nothing else will.

Have yet to set foot in a Starbucks but Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is as good as people say.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PJ-Comix

The best ‘iced coffee’ I have ever had, was served to me in a Bangkok restaurant.

Half hot brewed coffee, half coconut mild, over ice.

If it is in a bottle, as much as I hate them for their political ideology, the bottle Starbucks drinks work.

I live in Louisiana, and have not seen these blue bottles.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 11:40:47 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Argus

Vietnamese ice coffee for me.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 1:50:58 PM PDT by dmz
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37 posted on 08/02/2014 1:51:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Argus

” (or Vietnam) is the best.”

LOL!


38 posted on 08/02/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: PJ-Comix
I never developed much of a taste for iced coffee, which is strange since I love coffee ice cream! Maybe like you say, I've never had good iced coffee.
39 posted on 08/02/2014 2:02:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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“Vietnamese ice coffee for me.”

I have NEVER had a good cup of Vietnamese coffee. Any good coffee in Vietnam has been imported.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 2:30:11 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

you can buy it online and its quite good. google trung nguyen and get one of those top hat filters and some of the sweetened condensed milk.


41 posted on 08/02/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by dmz
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I tried one of these the other day and was impressed:

http://www.califiafarms.com/products/double-espresso/

The coffee and almond flavors combine in a way that is super tasty.

I notice Wal-Mart now sells jugs of Starbucks ice coffee.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: The Great RJ

I love my iced coffee,but black only——no sweetener.

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43 posted on 08/02/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT by Mears (thanks !)
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To: PJ-Comix
Order the coffee directly from Cafe du Monde by the case like I do.

I pay about 85 cents a pot.

"Ceterum censeo 0bama esse delendam."

'La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.' - Auguste Escoffier
(Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

44 posted on 08/02/2014 5:54:06 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: The Great RJ

I make iced coffee. I grind and perk dark roast coffee beans, I have two percolators. I use decaf, and let it perk dark. Put it in half gallon containers and add about 1/3 to 1/4 milk when I serve. Doesn’t need ice when stored at bottom of fridge and tastes mighty good on an hot day.

Dad drank iced coffee all his life. I also make a mean from scratch iced tea, with lemon slices.


45 posted on 08/02/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: dmz

“you can buy it online and its quite good. google trung nguyen and get one of those top hat filters and some of the sweetened condensed milk.”

To each his own but I wouldn’t drink the stuff.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 6:12:59 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: PJ-Comix

Same here, I’d never heard of iced coffee (or of a drink called iced coffee) when younger, even though my dad would freeze leftover coffee into cubes and use it to cool down the next day’s coffee. But it’s delicious in a hot and muggy New York summer.


47 posted on 08/02/2014 9:06:25 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: PJ-Comix

Iced is awful....for me.

Here is my morning coffee recipe
I grind dark roast one a week and keep it in the freezer in a jar.
At night spoon the right amount of ground coffee in a pot
Add desired amour of water

Next morning simmer for 5 minutes
Strain with fine mesh kitchen strainer
Drink black and hot, no sugar
Sometimes I add a spoon of thick black molasses


48 posted on 08/02/2014 9:56:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PJ-Comix

The little cups are ok if you feel like sharing with friends but you haven’t lived until you drink a whole colada by yourself and toss the little cups into the wastebasket unused.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 10:05:10 PM PDT by Rome2000
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