For all you folks with discerning coffee palates who can barely stomach those bottles of sickly sweet Starbucks’ to-go Frappuccino, you’re about to get a brand-new alternative. Park Slope caffeinated mainstay Gorilla Coffee is introducing its own to-go cold brew containers on June 14. The 11-oz. cartons will sell for about $4 in Union Market, Whole Foods throughout the Northeast, in addition to the Park Slope store. Co-owner Carol McLaughlin said the idea to make it came from her frustration at not being able to find a decent cup of joe while on her frequent travels.
“I don’t need to go where good coffee is,” she said. “I take it with me.”
The packaging for the cold brew aseptic technique and is hermetically sealed, which means the coffee has a shelf life of a year. And the ingredients? Coffee, water, and that’s it; no preservatives or anything. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated and can be heated up if you prefer some hot java for your summa.
Co-owner Darleen Scheer also told us that while you can already buy Gorilla beans in Whole Foods around the region, this release will expand Gorilla’s reach even farther.
Iced coffee picnic cocktails this summer, anyone?