6 Editor-Favorite Cold Brew Coffees We Keep Stocked in Our Kitchens

updated Sep 29, 2022
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Pouring a glass of cold brew coffee
Credit: Joe Lingeman

True, diehard cold brew fans know that it’s always the right season to enjoy this iced beverage. This National Coffee Day, happening tomorrow Oct. 1, you can be well-versed in some of our editors’ favorite cold brew coffees available to make sure your at-home cups are just as good as the ones you’d buy at a cafe. Because we’ve already rounded up our favorite coffee brands, today it’s all about our top cold brew picks that we always have stocked in our fridges.

While you can use any coarse coffee grounds to DIY your own batch at home (check out the best cold brew makers while you’re at it!), we’ve selected picks that are specifically designed for making cold brew. You’ll find cold brew pouches you can pop into any pitcher and let soak, fridge boxes for on-demand pouring, and coffee grounds specifically intended for this style of brewing. Whatever your preference, we’re positive that our favorite cold brew coffees might just become your next top choice (and they make amazing coffee gifts, too!).

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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

Grounds & Hounds is a popular coffee brand among our staff because of their amazing taste and the fact that a portion of proceeds from each purchase goes to help rescue animals across the country. Their cold brew in particular is a favorite for our commerce director, Mark, for whom it quickly became a morning go-to. It's a strong yet mellow roast with notes of dark chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker, hazelnut, and vanilla bean, making it perfect for anytime sipping.

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Partners Coffee

Brooklyn-based roaster Partners is also a Kitchn favorite — they even make an instant coffee we love! I got to try out these new cold brew pouches, and I couldn't believe how impressive the coffee was. It's genuinely the smoothest cold brew I've ever had. The bag comes with four pouches that each make about 22 ounces of concentrate. I also loved learning that each pouch is biodegradable and part of a zero-waste manufacturing chain. With packaging as charming as this bag, you can't help but smile in the morning.

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La Colombe

We dubbed La Colombe the makers of our favorite cold brew last year as part of the annual Kitchn Essentials: Grocery Edition. We love the silky, bold cold brew that's now available in this convenient fridge pack. This gallon case has the delicious La Colombe dark-roasted Brazilian Single-Origin cold brew we love, and it will last in your fridge for up to two weeks. It would be the perfect item to stock up as an essential in your house when entertaining or to put in the fridge during a group getaway.

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If you've ever had New Orleans-style chicory coffee, then you'll want to check out this cold brew pack from Grady's. It makes up to 36 servings and doesn't require a separate container for brewing — you can do it all in the same bag! It also comes with a handy pour spot, so it's perfect for storing in your fridge and having on-demand cold brew whenever you want. The chicory and spices make the coffee so flavorful you won't need to add anything except for your milk of choice.

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Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club is an editor-favorite subscription service for good reason: Their coffee is ethically sourced and features beans from a new country each month. While we've been enjoying their rich roasts for years, they recently announced a new cold brew subscription. You'll still receive coffee from a new country, plus 20 filters that you can fill with grounds to make your own cold brew modified to your taste preferences.

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Jot is an ultra-concentrated coffee that takes just one tablespoon to make a cup. Each bottle contains organic coffee (choose between the original blend and dark roast blend) for up to 14 cups. Despite its strength, we also found it to be so smooth and on par with cold brew you'd get at a cafe. Their beans are directly sourced from Fair Trade Certified and sustainable farms in Central and South America. Not only can you use it for cold brew, but you can also use it to make hot coffee and espresso-style drinks.