Stumptown Coffee Roasters

stumptown cold brew coffee

I only have a week and a half left in New York. The past ten weeks have gone by incredibly fast––like, so fast it feels like just yesterday I didn't know how to parallel park.

(It's debatable on whether or not that might still be a true statement, my parking is horrible).

I'm ready to go home, but I'm also ready to come back even though I haven't left yet. 

Yes, I know. This post is supposed to be about coffee. I'm getting there.

Anyway, cold brew coffee has become pretty popular but a good one is still kind of hard to find. It's super strong and sometimes it tastes super strong. I like the taste of coffee, it doesn't have to be to be sweetened too much for me to drink it; but I don't like bitter coffee that tastes like someone mashed up coffee beans, added a tiny bit of water, and brewed it for way too long. 

Unfortunately, that's the definition of a lot of cold brews. Even more unfortunately, I still take the risk and order cold brew because it's so ridiculously hot outside. 

I walked past Stumptown Coffee Roasters on the day when I thought it would be a good idea to walk the ten blocks from Penn Station to my job after coming straight from a less-than-24-hour-trip to Long Island. Then (because I couldn't remember the name) I decided to just wander the vicinity of those ten blocks until I found the shop (8/10 would not recommend––it took a while) so I could try it.I ordered a cold brew, took entirely too long to find my debit card, then added some simple syrup and milk. It was SO good, and not bitter at all (unlike my No. 2 coffee shop in NYC, sorry!). 

I'm a little upset that it's so out of the way from my job, otherwise I'd totally be going back on some mornings/lunch breaks.

I could be making this up because my lack of sleep combined with excessive caffeine intake is finally getting to me, but I also think this is the brand of bottled cold brew my roommate demanded we find and stock in our apartment. If it is, then I'm definitely down.

My only complaint is that I wish I ordered a large. 

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