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Best Iced Coffee In Seattle

May 11, 2016 5:00 AM

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Some people like it hot and others like it cold, but in Seattle nearly everyone loves coffee. Since things are warming up we did the heavy lifting (so you don’t have to) and ferreted out the shops that serve up the best iced-coffees in Seattle. From a 12-hour cold-press extraction to a caramelized Cuban gem, we have got something for every taste as long as coffee is what you crave. If you prefer your bean fix served on the rocks you’ll want to pay these Seattle coffee shops a visit stat.
Analog Coffee
235 Summit Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 678-7443
www.analogcoffee.com

This Capitol Hill charmer is brought to you by owners Tim Hayden and Danny Hanlon. The modern room is always hopping and you can count on an interesting selection of reading materials and good vinyl to distract you from the assignment or deadline you’ve left your office or apartment to escape. They source the beans for their ice coffee bean from Columbia via Herkimer Coffee in Phinney Ridge then grind them coarsely before they are steeped overnight to extract just the right notes. Then the coffee goes through a multiple filtering process before it makes it’s way to the tap where it will be waiting for you seven days a week. Pro tip: Take a growler so you can enjoy this iced goodness at home or in the office.

Caffe Vita
4301 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-3535
www.caffevita.com

Long-time Seattle favorite Cafe Vita is a ‘go to’ for bean concoctions of all sorts and their Kyoto-Style Cold Press is a favorite among those in the know. The Kyoto, as it is affectionately dubbed, goes through a slow drip process that lasts 12 hours. That may seem extreme to home cold brew makers but the results achieved with this extraction process, which employs a Japanese glass implement, show when you imbibe the rich flavored liquid full of complex notes.

El Diablo Coffee
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-0693
www.eldiablocoffee.com

This Queen Anne gathering spot boasts two patios on which you can enjoy your cold brew. But if that isn’t enough to convince you that you must pay them a visit on top of the hill — one sip of their iced Cubano con Leche is certain to have you planning your next trip. Order the Cubano Con Leche and you’ll be minutes away from enjoying a semi-sweet treat of espresso with a hint of caramelized sugar and cold milk. And if iced coffee isn’t your thing year round, you’ll have to stop by in the cooler months to enjoy their Theo drinking chocolate paired with a house made marshmallow.

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Slate Coffee Roasters

5413 6th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
www.slatecoffee.com

This Seattle gem started in a cute air stream trailer but now caters to customers out of it’s contemporary coffee bar nestled into Seattle’s dynamic Ballard neighborhood. The baristas at Slate will serve you their luscious cold brew with a dash of effervescence courtesy of the addition of nitrogen. Yes you heard me right, that’s the same nitrogen that gives nitro craft beers their smoother and creamier mouth feel and the you can expect it to do the same thing for your chilled brew. Enjoy!

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Jenise Silva is a Seattle based food & travel writer. She penned the financial planning guide Women & Money. The HUNT travel guides for Seattle and Vancouver and is a regular contributor to a number of online publications. Her work can be found at CitySearch, Seattle Refined, TravelSages and Examiner.com.

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