Iced Coffee Before a City Adventure

Iced Coffee Before a City Adventure

It’s officially iced coffee season in New York City. The hot, sticky conditions have many of us ditching the steamy stuff for frigid, cold-brew coffee to cool us down. But here’s the thing about iced coffee in the city: there are lots of delis passing off previously hot coffee as the iced treat (it’s not the same) and there are lots of small, hipster cafes pouring amazing cold-brew that pushes $6 per cup, which adds up for a coffee addict like myself. A new Manhattan based company is working to change this through its boxed iced coffee. Wandering Bear Coffee Company fills eco-friendly boxes with smooth, slightly nutty coffee that beats what’s on offer at many local shops. It’s a true made-in-NY product—the start-up company roasts the coffee in Brooklyn and then steeps it in cold water in Queens. Then, it’s bagged, boxed and shipped to local stores, such as Murray’s Cheese Shop and Barry’s Bootcamp studios. Each box ($30) contains 12 cups, making it perfect for travelers to stash in their hotel fridge and start each day off on the right foot. In this heat, you just can’t risk a bad brew.

Pick up a box from the following locations:

Murray’s Cheese Shop
254 Bleecker St., 212.243.3289

Barry’s Bootcamp
135 W. 20th St., 646.559.2721
419 Lafayette St., 212.260.4777
1 York St., 646.569.5310