A full time job for me, requires a full time addiction to caffeine. I don't get my kicks from office coffee, I go for the hard stuff, usually black cold brew or iced Americanos. But I just discovered that the bigger of the small coffee houses are making cold brews in boxes, just like the school milk. I found mine on a recent trip to Whole Foods.
The times have changed man, said milk boxes used to be so hard to open. These were easy to open and when I need a hit, I didn't have to fight with the box.
I had my first taste of Blue Bottle Coffee this year in SF and it was awesome. Usually the tale I hear from other Blue Bottle experiences is one along the lines of, "I waited XX amount of minutes." On my trip I waited like 2. I ordered the New Orleans style iced coffee. The Barista asked me what kind of milk I wanted, I said whole. I feel like he gave me a mental high five.
This little box contained the New Orleans style iced coffee with whole milk and it was just as delicious as I remember.
Being a Portland sympathizer and one that misses living in the Pacific Northwest, if I see Stumptown Coffee anywhere, I usually have to buy it. I have an empty Stumptown ice brew bottle that sits in one of my desk drawers. I am part hoarder.
I am more than happy to see Stumptown Coffee in Southern California. This means less smuggling of bottled coffee from trips to Portland.
This box contained 16oz of happiness, especially because I forgot my lunch.