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Mon Aug 1 2011
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Birch iced coffee delivery
Iced-coffee season is in full swing, and baristas about town are busy cranking out frosty brews at a furious clip. But one enterprising outfit has introduced a new service for those of us who require a steady drip of chilled java throughout the day. Flatiron caf Birch Coffee (The Gershwin Hotel, 5 E 27th St between Fifth and Madison Aves; 212-686-1444) began selling growlers of its cold-brewed joe in April, and last month it debuted a delivery service. Birch owners Jeremy Lyman and Paul Schlader—also the sole delivery boys—commissioned a custom tricycle, outfitted with a box that can hold up to 200 pounds of coffee-filled jugs. Sign up for a weekly delivery time (the minimum order is two jugs per week for one month), and Lyman or Schlader will show up at your Manhattan home or office clad in denim pedal pushers, suspenders, a tie and a newsboy cap to pick up your empties and drop off fresh coffee. The brew itself—a 50-50 blend of Honduran Marcala Fair Trade and Brazilian Daterra Rainforest Alliance beans—is brawny enough to hold its bright, chocolaty flavor when poured over ice. And the cost (each initial 64-ounce jug is $23 to account for the bottle deposit; subsequent fills are $18 a pop) works out to less than $3 per eight-ounce pour. Want in? Visit birchcoffee.com/jugdelivery for delivery zones and more information.