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Our Favorite Cold Brews & Creative Creamers

Chilled coffee innovation is booming—and it may be just the refresher you need.

By Kellee Katagi

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Coffee routines can easily become ho-hum—the same ol’ cup of joe each morning. But peruse the ready-to-drink options in your favorite grocery store, and you’re bound to find a compelling reason to give your java regimen a welcome jolt. Here are a few of our favorites.

Kitu Super Coffeesuper coffee

Lots of flavor, no added sugar and keto friendly. Super Coffee, Super Cold Brew and Super Espresso replace sugar with monk fruit, which delivers a just-right amount of sweet and prevents blood-sugar spikes. And for an even bigger health and energy boost, most of the offerings include nutrients such as protein, L-theanine or MCT oil.

Califia Farms Cold Brew

These beverages tick all the boxes: dairy-free, 100 percent Arabica beans, direct-trade and low in sugar. Sweetened varieties use a bit of cane sugar, plus monk fruit juice, and the creamy options employ almond milk or oat milk to complement the coffee; pure-black offerings are available as well.

STōK Cold BrewStok cold brew

STōK cold brews get our vote for sustainable (they’re UTZ-certified, a worldwide label for sustainable farming) and smooth (steeped for 10 hours, with a final filtering to remove any bitterness). Sweetened varieties use cane sugar, and all of the options use Arabica beans.

Wandering Bear Cold Brewwandering bear cold brew

If you like your coffee with a bit of oomph, check out Wandering Bear Extra Strong Cold Brew. It has zero sugar, is 100 percent organic and provides twice the caffeine of regular java. Plus, it’s smooth and delicious. Bonus: The packaging is made from recycled materials.

Simple Truth Organic Cold Brewsimple truth cold brew

Made from non-GMO, organic, fair-trade-certified Arabica coffee beans, these brews taste as pure and smooth as they sound. You can find them in straight-up black or in flavors such as Mocha with Almondmilk sweetened with a blend of organic cane sugar, organic erythritol and monk fruit extract.

Creative Creamers

Perhaps your coffee add-ins could use a makeover as well. We recommend these smart-choice options.

Nutpodsnut pods creamer

With zero dairy or sugar, Nutpods creamers are surprisingly rich and yummy. Their base is almond and coconut (as well as a few oat varieties), but you wouldn’t know it—the taste is very neutral. Options include Original, French Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut and more, all of which use natural flavorings to achieve great tastes—no sweetener necessary.


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