As the summer season approaches, coffee shops across the nation are rolling out their newest cold brew creations. Cold Brew is a process where coffee is brewed for an extended period of time in cold water, instead of boiling hot water. Our team was excited to try several different coffee chains to come up with what we think are the best cold brew choices.
1. Starbucks Cold Brew. With it's dark robust taste, Starbucks cold brew has a smooth taste that leaves your palate with a delicious chocolate like aftertaste. This could be perhaps from the chains attention to detail, as they let their brew steep for eleven hours total in ice cold water. If you enjoy a bit of flavor, the toasted coconut cold brew is a great dairy free alternative that adds a creamy coconut finish to this delicious beverage.
2. Chameleon Cold Brew. Now, this cold brew may not be available at any coffee chain, but this is available at your local grocery store and it's worth every penny. With a size big enough to make several cups, it also makes this choice a money saver. it addition it it's size, this product is packed with a ton of air, which gives it a light finish. This product is paired best with a touch of almond milk and if you enjoy a sweet coffee, just a stevia will do to complete such a powerful masterpiece.
3. Stumptown Coffee Cold Brew. This is another product only available on shelves and not in a coffee shop, however this particular brand was too good not to mention. This Nitro cold brew has a very creamy taste on its own without any creamer. The can allows you to keep the beverage cold and the only complaint I have is that it should be bigger because before you know it, your can will be finished.