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Meet “cold brew”—coffee steeped slowly in cool water for a less-acidic, highly caffeinated sipper. These local offerings may range in potency, but they’ll all put hair on your chest.
Eye-Popping to Heart-Stopping Cold Brews
Ditch the superfluous sidecar of milk—fig-amaro simple syrup lends the perfect dulcet smack to the Notorious F.I.G.
A recent San Carlos brew was indicative of Bee’s cold offerings: chocolatey and super-smooth, no cream or sugar needed.
A mellow, velvety flavor—impressive considering they use dark-roasted espresso beans.
Brewed onsite from Greencastle’s Jameson beans, with hints of chocolate.
Bottled from the Crossroads house blend; the rugged undertones do well with a splash of milk.
The lightning bolt on the logo is no joke, but the fruity pop of the Ethiopian/Nicaraguan/Sumatran blend balances out the zap of this Bloomington option. Bottles available at Goose the Market.
Fair trade, organic, with a nutty earthiness that’ll make your eye twitch. On tap at The Garden Table.