Our new Whole Foods opened last year & I have been loving the cold brew iced coffee aisle every single day since. On a recent trip, I stocked up on a bunch of different kinds to take them on a test drive, determined to find out which one was the very best. So here is a breakdown of five of my favorite cold brews & why I love them!
Cold Brew Coffee Test Drive
Where are my fellow iced coffee lovers? I have been making my own iced coffee for years, I have tried overnight recipes, chilling hot coffee from the keurig & everything in between. But on the go, it was always impossible to find a good cold coffee, without any added sweeteners. Enter, packaged cold brew, the iced coffee game changer. Cold brews are fresh & full of flavor, they are brewed for longer periods of time at room temperature or with cold water.
Stumptown $3.99 // The winning cold brew!! Stumptown is my absolute favorite. Strong & smooth, and the perfect coffee flavor. It tastes perfectly fresh every time. I love this one on the rocks with a splash of cream or almond milk!
Slingshot $3.99 // Slingshot cold brews are different all year round, as they brew their coffee seasonally. This particular cold brew has lots of fruity notes, which I don’t always love but they do it well. It’s a lighter coffee & I love the flavor. They also have a concentrate option, so you would mix the coffee 1 to 1 with water or milk.
Whole Foods $3.99 with $3 refills // Whole Foods cold brew is strong, flavorful & a little bit fruity. It is probably my second favorite of the bunch & I love that they offer $1 off refills if you bring your bottle back!
Coffee M $6.99 // Coffee M is an Atlanta based coffee roaster, we love to support a good local business! This coffee is bold & strong, maybe even a bit nutty, but a great coffee flavor that blends so well with a little cream.
Icebox $2.99 // Not only is the coffee great, but the packaging is on point & they have the coolest home-delivery service. Icebox is a bit more mild in strength, and has almost a sweet flavor. I love that it comes in a plastic bottle so you can toss it in your bag & drink on the go. Plus the price point is great, they’re $1 off at Whole Foods right now!
There are so many more options, a few that I have tried (and hated) and lots more that I can’t wait to try in the future. Do you have a favorite? A local coffee roaster that makes the freshest cold brew? I would love to hear your recs!
Long live cold coffee! XO
PS. I just have to share, this is what happens when I leave my chalkboard unattended for three minutes around here. In case you’ve ever wondered why I don’t make as many new prints these days! 😉15