June 2, 2017
By Jessica Bowne and Mackenzie Cummings-Grady | May 31, 2017 | Food & Drink
Boston’s coffee shops are bracing for raising temps (finally!) by loading up on all their iced beverages. Here’s our guide to the best cold brew and iced coffee in Boston.
The iced coffee at Eataly’s first-floor café is made from an Intenso Dark Roast Coffee based on a traditional family recipe. Expect your iced coffee to have smoky, caramelized flavors and chocolaty notes. Eataly, Shops at Prudential Center
The delectable Massachusetts brand claims a prime spot in the Financial District on the bottom floor of the Godfrey Hotel. They offer a signature cold brew styled ice coffee, infused with nitroglycerin. If cold brew isn’t sweet enough for you, George Howell also offer what they call “The Original,” otherwise known as The Frappacino, which Howell invented and sold to Starbucks in 1994. 505 Washington St., 857-957-0217
Cool off with the nitro cold brew at Gracenote. After making cold brew, they dilute the coffee to just the right strength by adding a bit of water. The batches are then stored in kegs that are infused with nitrogen. 108 Lincoln St.
This quaint cafe on Newbury Street has a small location, but delicious iced coffee. If you want to escape the cold brew trend, Barrington uses a method called “Japanese Flash Brew.” The ice is prepared in an urn, while hot drip coffee is brewed over it. The measurements are precise enough so that the end result never tastes watered down. 303 Newbury St., 413-243-3008
For those seeking local, well-crafted cold brew, Wired Puppy's underground cafe carries a delicious blend of just that, as well as other ice teas and cold beverages. Not to mention, the cafe is dog friendly, with dog treats and water at the door! 250 Newbury St., 857-366-4655
Stop by one of their locations for cold brew and iced coffee. We like to keep it easy with a little simple syrup and almond milk. 286 Newbury St., 617-859-9515
Order the black and tan, made with cold brew and a draught latte, and add a pinch of sugar in the raw. It’s the best of both caffeinated worlds. 745 Atlantic Ave., 857-317-5340
We love the latte art at this funky Japanese coffee shop just as much as their cold brew and iced coffee with beans coming from Ethiopia, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, and India. 10 Milk St., 617-780-7139