This Refrigerated Pouch Is the Easiest Way to Make Cold Brew at Home
For coffee lovers, a nice glass of cold brew is the perfect summertime drink. And now, you don't even need to pay $5 a cup at your local café to get your fix—with this $30 kit from Grady's, all you need is water and access to a refrigerator to get 36 servings of New Orleans-style cold brew at home.
Each Grady's Pour-and-Store Pouch kit comes with 12 signature bean bags, which are filled with ground coffee, chicory, and spices. All you have to do is pour water directly into the pouch and steep the bean bags overnight in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Once your cold brew concentrate is ready, you can dispense it right from the bag and add water or milk. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, try adding sparkling water for a coffee spritzer or try out a cold brew Old Fashioned by adding bourbon.
The addition of chicory is typical of New Orleans-style coffee; it was first used by Louisianians during the American Civil War to help their coffee supply last longer. Now the drink is a New Orleans tradition, and the chicory is said to add a “natural, subtle sweetness” that pairs great with coffee. Each bag is capable of making three servings of coffee, and once you're done, the Pour-and-Store pouch can be reused once you buy more bean bags.