The Explorer Blog

Your New Favorite Travel Buddy: Explorer Cold Brew Mini Carry-On Bottles
  Have you ever been on an overnight flight and needed a morning and/or landing pick-me-up that reminds you of home? Have you been on a flight and wished that there was stronger, better quality, and most importantly, better tasting, coffee than that which is offered...
Explorer Holiday Gift Guide
With the holiday season coming even faster this year (along with expected shipping delays), we want to make sure you're fueled for the shorter days, longer nights, and the chaos of finding a gift for your in-laws. But, rest assured, we've...
An Interview with Cason Crane: On Completing his 6th IRONMAN & the Importance of Mental Fortitude
I sat down with our founder and CEO Cason Crane a week after he finished his sixth IRONMAN race. Cason raced alongside his fiancé, Fran, who was competing in his first ever IRONMAN. For those of us less familiar with endurance challenges, an IRONMAN is a...
Founder Cason & Chief of Staff Ben Take Miami *Includes BTS Vlog*
We had the best time in Miami at the 1 Hotel hosting our many Explorer pop ups, and especially meeting all of you. It was a particularly meaningful experience, as the proceeds from every Explorer cocktail went to The Trevor Project, as we brought awareness...
5 Best Cold Brew Cocktails
#1 Classic Cold Brew Martini We riff on the traditional espresso martini recipe using our Explorer Cold Brew Concentrate! Founder Cason Crane shakes up his cold brew martini with a sweetened coffee liqueur to add depth and complexity. (He recommends...
Top 3 Vermouths to Experiment with When Crafting Your Next Coffee Cocktail
If you’re a cocktail connoisseur, a vermouth expert, or just beginning your journey into the art of mixology, these vermouths will not let you down. We have tested each of these fabulous vermouths in our cold brew cocktail recipes, and...
5 Pro Tips for Using Explorer
#1 DIY Measuring Cup & Upcycling Bottles Whether you’re measuring 2 ounces of Explorer with 6 ounces of water to make a classic cold brew iced coffee, or adding Explorer to enhance a dessert recipe, our small 2 ounce bottles...
5 Best Coffee Dessert Recipes
It’s time to #TreatYourself with these coffee-inspired decadent desserts. From the classic affogato with a twist to our one of a kind mudslide, these cold brew infused desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth, and all your caffeine cravings! #1 Cold Brew Affogato ...
The Definitive Guide to Cold Brew
 Why Cold Brew? Why Now? In the last decade, cold brew has taken the coffee industry by storm, re-inventing our at-home coffee rituals, and revitalizing our favorite iced coffee beverages and the cafès that sell them. Cold brew is one...
SoulCycle x Explorer Pop Up
We had the best time giving away free Explorer Cold Brew at our sampling pop up at SoulCycle WaterMill! It does not get much better than sharing a free cup of cold brew post spin and chatting all things coffee, Explorer,...
The Best Cinema Coffee Features of All Time
#1 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)   There is almost nothing more elegant than Audrey Hepburn in pearls, silk gloves, and an updo on Madison Ave. But add a takeaway cup of New York coffee cradled in her gloved fingers, and...
Why You Should Make Espresso Martinis With Cold Brew Concentrate
Cheers, Explorers - it’s time for a coffee break and a happy hour! As one of our very first recipes, the cold brew martini is a beloved classic here at Explorer. Once you make the switch from espresso martini to...
Which Caffeine Level Are You?
The Decaf Darling Do you suffer from post-coffee jitters, anxiety, stomach aches, insomnia? Do you have the rare ability to wake up on time without an alarm? Are you a morning person? Do you pride yourself on your ability to...
The Best Alternative Milks for Every Occasion
Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or an avid follower of the alternative milk trends, we present to you our absolute favorite alternative milks for all different occasions. Whether you’re making a classic cold brew with a dash of milk, a...
5 Easy Iced Coffee Drink Recipes to Make This Summer
Forget about #HotGirlSummer and get ready for #ColdBrewSummer. Here at Explorer, we have challenged ourselves to come up with the top five best iced coffee recipes for this summer! We are thrilled to share our results. Each one can be...
Our Favorite LGBTQ-Owned Brands
Happy Pride, Explorers! As an LGBTQ-owned small business ourselves, we are proud to support our fellow LGBTQ-owned brands not only during Pride Month but year round. There are so many incredible LGBTQ-owned businesses - it was a challenge to narrow...
The Health Benefits of Coffee
People drink coffee for a variety of reasons—to boost their energy, fuel their brains, socialize with friends and colleagues, or simply for the taste. For most, coffee represents a combination of all these things and more. But what about health?...
Our Cause
At Explorer, we not only make a delicious cold brew, but we also help make a difference. And as an Explorer customer, so do you! With every Explorer product purchased, we fund clean water access for someone in need for...
Meet Founder Cason Crane - The Explorer Who Started It All
We are pretty sure there is nothing our fearless founder can’t achieve. Climb the Seven Summits? He’s been there, done that. Over a dozen marathons? Piece of cake. Start a successful business from the ground up during a pandemic? Well,...
What Makes a Good Cold Brew? 4 Tips of the Cold Brew Trade if You’re Making Cold Brew at Home
Take it from us - a good cold brew is hard to come by, and even harder to make. While we can’t give away all of our brew secrets at Explorer, we want to make sure your cold brew standards...
Who Are Our Tastemakers?
While we can’t reveal all the secrets of our proprietary brewing method, we can give you a sneak peak at our talented Tastemakers - the award-winning baristas behind the brew. These renowned coffee artists are constantly testing new flavors, alternative brew...