One Great Plate: Good Morning Growlers
The growler trend has collided with the cold press trend.
Victory 44’s cold press is dark and rich, but done with a lighter hand, although it gets stronger the longer it’s in your fridge. They’ll add a squeeze of vanilla for you free of charge. Cost: $20; refill ($15). victory-44.com
While Caribou may have the prettiest
growler, the cold press is serious, earthy, and
rich. Dilute it with milk for a little café au lait.
Cost: $14.99; refill $12.99. cariboucoffee.com
One of the local pioneers, Dunn Bros.’s darkly seductive Infinite Black cold press can vary a bit from store to store, but it’s the best flavor wallop around. Cost: $14.99; refill $10.99. dunnbros.com
This is the first
year Dunn Bros. has
offered freshly brewed tea in a refillable
bottle, which is a growler in our book.
Cost: $14.99; refill $10.99. dunnbros.com
Gray Duck Chai is a new kid on the block.
A couple of local kids are brewing this small-batch organic chai, which delivers a lightly sweet, spice-laden cup of tea. Look for it in local coffee shops soon! grayduckchai.com
Is your hot cuppa joe looking less desirable in the 90 percent humidity? Fear not, the growler trend has collided with the cold press* trend, which means that you can have expertly brewed pick-me-up beverages in your fridge morning, noon, and night.
*steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water for an extended amount of time, yielding a powerfully flavored concentrated beverage with low acidity and lots of caffeine.