cold brew coffee
Warmer weather is approaching here in Memphis, and with it comes a pretty good excuse to indulge in the iced coffee. Of course, not any coffee will do ... especially when you have such easy access to Muddy's Cold Brew Coffee! That's right, even if you aren't in Midtown, you can get yourself some of our in-house bottle cold brew in our East Memphis shop too.
So, if you haven't tried it yet, I'm going to go ahead and apologize. It WILL spoil you for every other iced coffee, and even every other cold brew coffee. But don't worry, the pleasure you get from glass after glass of this brew this summer will be worth it! While I could list reasons why you should treat yo'self to Muddy's Cold Brew Coffee myself, all based on my own personal frequent enjoyment of the beverage, the cold brew masters Anthony and Stephen (pictured below) can say it much better than I can.
Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Drink Muddy's Cold Brew
1. "We use the longest brewing method in Memphis!" -Stephen
Most places in town brew their cold brew for 12-24 hours (including the old 'Bucks, who has recently been boasting of their 20-hour cold brew), but we do a full 48 hour brew which allows for the most complete and well-rounded extraction of smooth coffee goodness possible.
2. "It's a convenient and easy way to get some quality caffeine in your life!" -Anthony
Of course there isn't anything much easier than hopping over to the coffee bar at Muddy's Midtown and ordering a nice cold brew coffee. But did you know that while you're there (or picking up some sweets at our East Memphis location too), you can pick up a bottle of Muddy's Cold Brew Coffee to-go that's enough for not just one but two morning pick-me-ups (or afternoon nap alternatives) that you can serve up right in your own home or office?
3. "It's the best cold brew in town!" -Stephen and Anthony
"It's really so good, it sells itself," Stephen tells me. Anthony says it gets "A TON of Code Greens, and that tells you something." For the non-gnomies out there, Code Greens are where we here at Muddy's record what we're doing right and are often based on customer comments. In other words, other customers love our cold brew to pieces, and we're pretty sure you will too!
4. "It's delicious!" -Paola
So I know that I said I would get these reasons from Stephen and Anthony, but the amazing customer service gnomie Paola heard us talking about our cold brew, and she simply had to add her two cents. "It's what a pourover is for hot coffee," she says. "It's good, strong, smooth coffee, a little chocolatey, you can taste a little vanilla, and you can drink it straight, it's just so smooth. I wouldn't drink it uncut though. But a little cream or ice makes it perfect! We've got simple syrup here that you can add if you must have the sweetness, and a lot of people like it with chocolate sauce, or vanilla or caramel. But seriously, if you buy our bottles of cold brew--and have good quality milk at home--you can make at home the exact same drink we'd make for you here at Muddy's Grind House!"
prozac cupcakes and cake!
Our perennial best-seller here at Muddy's Bake Shop is the Prozac. Both in its cupcake as well as its cake form, our take on the classic combination of chocolate cake and chocolate icing (plus sprankles, naturally!) is a people-pleaser at heart, and it does such a good job at it that sometimes we forget to sing its praise! That's why this week, I've put together a little Ode to the Prozac by talking to gnomies at all of our locations and collecting their personal reasons why the Prozac is, in baking gnomie Agoud's words, "the bomb dot com!"
"It's tried and true, and it just makes sense. I love how new customers light up at the name and the description, and it sells itself immediately!" -Anthony, customer service gnomie, Muddy's Midtown
"It's one of our most versatile desserts, as in, you can take it anywhere and do anything with it. It's as perfect for your mother's birthday as it is for the Fourth of July. And it makes a great centerpiece at a party. You can decorate around it, and it just looks like a party. It's defintely loved by all and pleases all ages, because chocolate!" -Allie, customer service gnomie, Muddy's East Memphis
"I like to ice Prozac Cupcakes. I get in my happy place when I'm making them because I get to chooes the sprinkles as I see fit. My favorite combination is the pink hearts and yellow nonpareils. On the shiny chocolate icing, they're just beautiful. Oh, and I also like how happy people are when they eat them!" -Agoud, baking gnomie, Muddy's Kitchen
"The Prozac is my favorite just because I absolutely LOVE chocolate. It's the perfect cupcake for any chocolate lover because its just the perfect chocolate cupcake. It's the perfect combination of moist, toned-down chocolate cake with rich and chocolatey icing." -Lauren, customer service gnomie, Muddy's East Memphis
"Making the chocolate batter for the cake part is the best! It's such a fun batter to make. It's fluffy and creamy ... but lumpy ... and it's the easiest batter to scoop into perfectly sized cupcakes. And even though it's lumpy, it doesn't bake lumpy. Our chocolate cake is the bomb, and it's flawless dot com!" -Tabitha, baking gnomie, Muddy's Kitchen
"My dreams came true when I met the Prozac. I love chocolate more than any other flavor ever, and when you put chocolate on chocolate, it can't help but make just about anyone's dreams come true!" -TJ, baking gnomie, Muddy's Kitchen
"I feel like everyone has already said it. It really is the best chocolate cake ever. It's perfect. The cake is perfect ... the icing is perfect ... it's just ... perfect." -Paola, customer service gnomie, Muddy's Midtown