Vancouver Cold Brew Coffee

What is the difference between a standard iced coffee and cold brew? You will usually find most iced coffee drinks are espresso shots poured into a cup of ice with either water or cold milk. Colter Jones from 49th Parallel/Lucky's Doughnuts explains three alternative iced coffee brewing methods

Here are some local Vancouver cafes that offer cold brew and other iceds coffees. Since cold brew is mostly a seasonal drink, only a few cafes will serve it year round. If you have any additions or corrections, please send me a note.




49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (year round)

Cold brew coffee and tea is offered at both of their cafes.

They also serve Epic Espresso milkshake and affogato at their Main Street location.

Basho Cafe

Cold brew made in the cafe on their Oji cold brew tower.

Bump N Grind Cafe

Stocking bottles from Notch Coffee along with cans of carbonated cold brew from Fernwood Coffee Company.

Elysian Coffee (year round)

Served year round at their new 7th & Ontario location with cold brews served on nitro taps along with one decaf option available as well.

Giovane Cafe

Serving Stumptown Coffee nitro cold brew on tap along with some mixed drinks including Chocolate Root Beer Cold Brew and a Forbidden Cold Brew made with Bacardi rum.

Great Dane Coffee

JJ Bean Coffee

"Grab one of our Cold-Brewed Coffees, brewed for 12 hours with cold water to deliver a sweet, low-acid coffee with loads of character." Brewed using the Toddy Cold Brew System.

Kafka's Coffee & Tea

Luke's General Store

12-hour cold brew using Four Barrel's Lukes 1812 Blend served on tap.

Nelson the Seagull (year round)

New Orleans-style cold brew served in bottles.

Notch Coffee (year round)

Available year round in bottles on stocklists around the city including: 33 Acres Brewing, Juicery Co., Pazzo Chow, Harvest Union and the Keefer Bar.

Platform 7

Using the Japanese Oji cold brew system and Stumptown Cold Brew on tap with nitro.

Propaganda Coffee

Nitro cold brew coffee on tap.

Revolver Coffee

Scout Magazine: “Revolver Coffee” Releases Freshly Bottled & Branded Cold Brew For Summer

"It’s brewed in-house using a coffee from our line up for 12 hours over night, bottled fresh, and kept cold until you’re ready for it. Drink it neat or on the rocks, it tastes good both ways."

Rocanini Coffee Roasters Yaletown

Small Victory Bakery

Six-hour brewed in cold brew coffee towers in the cafe currently with beans from Seattle's Slate Coffee Roasters.

Stumptown Coffee

New York Times: Stumptown Stubbies

Along with the cold brew on tap at Giovane and Platform 7, Stumptown cold brew stubbies can also be found at Meat & Bread, Momento Coffee House, The Shop Vancouver and Whole Foods Market.

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters (year round)

Served year round with two cold brew coffees served on tap at the cafe using single origin beans and injected with nitro.

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