Iced Coffee Experimenters


EaterPDX has some good recommendations on where you can find some unique iced coffee drinks to cool you during the summer months.

GOOD COFFEE — You have two beautiful locations to chose from, and two icy ways to enjoy your caffeine. In addition to straight-up summertime cold brew using lighter single-origin coffees, you can go with a seasonal coffee soda made with cold brew spiked with syrups from bartender favorite Commissary. (4747 SE Division St. and 1150 SE 12th Ave., Portland)

BARISTA — This iconic Portland chainlet has branched out from the usual cold brew with its refreshingly tart “coffee shrub.”  The coffee is spiked with balsamic vinegar, fizzed up with tonic water, and sweetened with a touch of simple syrup and maple syrup. (Multiple locations in Portland.)

CUP AND BAR — This brand-new cafe from Trailhead Coffee and Ranger Chocolate loves to put ingenious takes on classic cocktails. The “Cold Fashioned” mixes up cold-brew coffee with bitters and fennel simple syrup on the rocks with an orange and cherry garnish. The Cardamint Julep combines cardamom simple syrup with cold brew, fresh mint and a pint full of crushed ice. And if your tastes lean more decadent, they do ice-creamy cold brew floats. (118 NE MLK Blvd., Portland)

LUC LAC — Concentrated and rich, Vietnamese coffee is like delicious rocket fuel, and at this downtown Vietnamese restaurant, they take the slow-brewed Courier Coffee, carbonate it in house, put it on tap and add smoked salt and orange zest for the Ca Phe Cola. (835 S.W. 2nd Ave, Portland)


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