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Bryce Longton


A Day in the Life: Grady's Cold Brew, Starring Dave, Kyle, Grady and Riggins

Posted: 05/31/2012 4:30 pm

The Wakefield crew found itself a few rounds deep at the bar at SXSW. A few rounds of coffee, that is. Grady's Cold Brew (cold brew coffee concentrate) has since become something of an obsession around these parts. We'll take ours straight, with a shot of milk.

We checked in with the startup and its crew of three to see what a typical day for them is like -- in their own words. See for yourself below.

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  • Morning Kyle!

    Every morning Kyle and I (Dave) meet Grady at the BrewCave in Williamsburg at 8AM to start work. Kyle and I are roommates and our commute is exactly two minutes long, by foot. It’s genius.

  • Washing Bottles

    Our day today starts with a big batch of washing and sanitizing bottles to be filled later on in the day. We wash a lot of bottles. A lot.

  • The BrewCompound

    Grady and I took a ride over to the new BrewCompound we are building in Williamsburg (BrewCo) to meet with our landlord and hash some things out.

  • The Grady's Truck

    At this point I grabbed our truck (named Riggins, a diesel truck from an air force base in Texas – it’s no joke) to run some errands before our deliveries. (Editors note: Love the FNL nod)

  • Loading the Truck

    A quick stop off at our bottle guys to grab a pallet of the 32oz bottles. You cannot imagine how quickly they can load these things. It’s mesmerizing.

  • Delivery Schedules

    While I’m grabbing bottles and Grady is working at BrewCo, Kyle is filtering the coffee and figuring out our delivery schedule for the afternoon.

  • Parking Tickets

    Kyle is evidently not that great at figuring out the delivery schedule, because we get a lot of tickets.

  • Shantell at Porto Rico

    A quick stop off at Porto Rico importers to grab a fresh batch of coffee. This is Shantell, she saves us by delivering a lot of last minute orders right on time. We couldn’t do it without her.

  • Delivering in Brooklyn

    Kyle and I were doing Brooklyn deliveries this afternoon. This was taken as we delivered to Choice Green, and perfectly captures what it’s like doing this with Kyle. He is high energy. He runs everywhere.

  • Grady's Night Coffee

    We are a hard working group and like to treat ourselves after a long day. Our favorite drink is Grady’s Night Coffee (Grady’s + Milk + Vodka). There will be more adventures tomorrow, but for now we will enjoy ourselves.

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