Has anyone ever had Grady’s Cold Brew coffee before? It’s a News Orleans style iced coffee made in Brooklyn, I believe in neighboring Greenpoint. I’ve only had “News Orleans style” coffee once at Blue Bottle Coffee and it was by far the strongest iced coffee I’d had ever had. Made me jittery all day. Almost too strong that it turned me off, maybe I’m just a bitch. Stumptown also jumped on the trend, and started selling iced coffee bottles in certain areas. I’m not sure how I would feel to drink an iced/chilled coffee which was brew a few days earlier (far fresher then anything from Dunkin Donuts), or out of a glass bottle (as beautifully designed it is). Grady’s is sold at Urban Rustic on McCarren in Williamsburg and The Brooklyn Kitchen.
Top image courtesy of GQ. Second image from their own site.
Recently I’ve been having some superb weekends (like the weekend before last’s pool party) and this weekend was no exception as it was Mackenzie’s brithday evening of surprises (from me). It began with a night at the Ace Hotel in my favorite named New York hood NoMad. It’s easily the best thought out, curated, and run hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Easily. I totally reccommend it, and really can’t wait to go back.
After some relaxation I got a pair of Shakespeare in the Park tickets for Friday’s showing of All’s Well That Ends Well as part two of the birthday evening. If you get the chance to grab tickets you’ll be amazed at the quality of the production.
Before the show we had an hour to kill so we strolled around Central Park. Because of the chance of rain, the park was dead. The mist/fog made the skyline disappear and it felt like we were back in the burbs.
Also, had some time to make a quick gif before the show.
Following Shakespeare we grabbed some food at The Breslin, located in the Ace Hotel. I enjoyed my first Lamb Burger with a side of fries. It was the richest meat I’ve ever had. I could have been happy with half of it. Mackenzie snagged mussels which would generally be my go-to.
Of course we woke up to some delicious Stumptown Coffee, and enormous macarons. After that it was back to reality.
I haven’t had Starbucks Coffee in a couple months, by choice. I just don’t find it very good, and is normally over sugared or burnt. I’ve recently quit coffee all together, going on two months. I’ve been drinking lots of green tea, and haven’t missed coffee much since. Yet there are plenty of people who do drink coffee, and they normally head to Starbucks.
In March Starbucks will not only be turning 40 years young, but they are also revamping their very iconic logo. For the first time Starbucks will go without typography (as well ditching the black and stars), and will let the mermaid do all the work. They will join companies like Apple, Nike, and of recent AT&T have done, go without words completely. Explained by Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz.
I’m sure we’ll see this on Under Consideration’s Brand New blog tomorrow with plenty more talk of it until it’s reveal in March, and how the design community and general public will take the change.