Iced Coffee

To connoisseurs, dumping a pot of hot coffee into a glass of ice is unthinkable. Here, a guide to serious cold drinks.

Coffee Bar Hot Spots

Sightglass Coffee.
Photo © Kelly Ishikawa

Sightglass Coffee

Brothers Jerad and Justin Morrison serve cold-brewed, spice-infused Verve coffee at their San Francisco roastery.

Peregrine Espresso.
Photo © Kelly Ishikawa

Peregrine Espresso

This Washington, DC, shop uses the Japanese method, brewing hot coffee slowly over ice. Syrups like lemon-jasmine are house-made.

New Tools for the Coffee Obsessed

Coffee Tools.
Photo © Hector Sanchez

1. Bean

Bodum's new Bean iced-coffee maker steeps ground coffee in cold water overnight; push down the plunger, French press–style, in the morning. $30;

2. Buono Kettle

The Japanese company Hario has launched an iced-coffee maker, the Fretta ($36), to use with its long-spouted Buono kettle. $59;

3. Range Server

Hario's new glass pitcher can be used for brewing hot coffee or serving it cold. $25;

Iced Coffee Brewing Method

The Japanese method of brewing iced coffee works best with fruit-forward beans roasted on the lighter end of the spectrum, like those from East Africa. The farmer-friendly company Crop to Cup has even created an Iced African blend specifically for this technique. $9.50 for 10 oz;

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PUBLISHED August 2010