If there's one thing you need to successfully run a magazine--you know, other than a totally awesome and hardworking staff--it's coffee. So obviously we planned to celebrate National Iced Coffee Day, which is today, real big.
In honor of the day, we conducted a highly scientific, and very caffeinated taste test of the most delicious cold brew coffees out there. Because any coffee afficiando will tell you that the ultimated in iced coffee is a cold brew.
So check out our findings in the slideshow at right while you pour yourself a cold one. Cheers!
"It tastes a little bit like there's maple syrup in it. It's really thick." -- Josh Madden, NYLON Guys Content and Marketing Director
"It wasn't too bitter which I like and I like that I can drink it without adding any sugar and milk in it. It's refreshing." -- Estefanie Duque, Web Programmer
"It's a full bodied coffee. It really tastes like a cold-brewed coffee, not like coffee made in a hot and then iced. There's some fruity top notes, too, maybe like a dusty cherry." Blair Waters, NYLON TV Producer
"It's a light roast, not bitter, not sweet...it just tastes like fresh iced coffee." -- Jannah Berkley, Online Editorial Intern
"It's pretty bitter, It tastes like when there's coffee grinds at the end of the cup and then you eat then." -- Jackie Yaeger, Newsletter Editor
"I always drink coffee with half and half in it and I could definitely drink this black." -- Liz Riccardi, Digital Design Director
"I'm the type of person who puts a lot of milk in their coffee, but this I can drink black. I really like it." -- Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor
"It's so dangerously drinkable. It's too good. I've had five cups already." -- Steff Yotka, Associate Web Editor
Cappucino Coconut Water Iced Coffee: "It tastes like coffee ice cream." -- Jackie Yaeger
Mocha Iced Coffee: "If a Yoohoo and an iced coffee had a baby, it'd be this." -- SY
Dark Roast Coconut Water: "If you are the coconut water type of person, you're going to like this. It's really sweet." -- Liza Darwin
Caramel Iced Coffee: "This tastes like drinking your dessert." -- LD
Vanilla Coffee Concentrate: "Generally I don't like flavored coffees, but this one tastes less like dessert and more like a delicious coffee with the tiniest hint of vanilla--AKA delicious. That explains why the bottle on my desk is basically empty." -- SY
Mocha Coffee: "I like the combination; it's slighty mocha-flavored, not too crazy. It tastes delicious with a little cream." -- ED