TL;DR – Not just any fancy schmancy caffeine fix.
We are always finding ways to beat the heat in Singapore and cold brew coffees seem to do the trick these days. Unlike in an iced coffee where coffee beans are first heated than cooled down, a cold brew is made from steeping coffee grounds in cold water for a long period of time. This makes cold brews less bitter and they are usually more Instaworthy in their fancy bottles.
Here are some of our picks of the best bottled cold brews in Singapore.
1. The Bravery Cafe
Located in the Lavender area, The Bravery Cafe has a casual, open-concept area where you can hang out and enjoy your caffeine fix. The Bravery Cafe’s cold brew black is light and refreshing with some citrus undertones and a strong aromatic fragrance from its roasted beans.
Address: 66 Horne Road, Singapore 209073
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 8am – 7pm
2. Old Hen Coffee Bar
Regarded as one of the first few cafes in Singapore to serve cold brews, Old Hen Coffee Bar rotates the beans they use for their coffees on a regular basis. Offering options in black and white, their cold brews have quite a kick and are well-loved by both coffee newbies and connoisseurs. The White Cold Brew is smooth, creamy and a little sweet, while their Black Cold Brew is perfectly balanced and full-bodied. If you are up for something slightly different, try the Valrhona Dark Cocoa brew for a richer and flavourful taste.
Address: 88 Rangoon Road #01-03, Singapore 218374
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 10pm, Sat: 10am – 6:30pm, Sun: 10am – 10pm
3. The Populus Coffee & Food Co
For those who prefer a lighter taste, you will enjoy the cold brews from The Populus. This cold brew has a mild sweet taste with a silky texture and makes a refreshing drink to cool down with on a sweltering hot day.
Address: 146A Neil Road, Singapore 088875
Opening Hours: Mon: 9am – 7pm, Tues: 9am – 4pm, Wed – Sat: 9am – 10:30pm, Sun: 9:30am – 10:30pm
4. Oriole Coffee + Bar
This coffee specialty house serves their signature cold brews with milk or non-dairy M.A.D milk (cold-pressed nut milk), so you can choose to enjoy your cold brew with a splash of milk or straight black.
The signature Death Cream is a special concoction of vanilla beans, espresso and cream, while the Taisho White is made with Oriole’s in-house signature Raven blend. Both drinks are really quite delicious and heavenly!
Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 8am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 8am – 12am
5. Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar
Brewed fresh daily with a blend of beans from Ethiopia and Sidamo and steeped for more than 12 hours overnight, this cold brew is strong. It is also more acidic than usual, making it perfect for those who like heavier flavours. This will certainly keep you up for the next few hours!
Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207563
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 9am – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 9am – 10pm
6. Made Cold
If you wish to enjoy a cold brew at home or at your friends’ place, you can order your artisanal cold brews online! Brewed over an extremely lengthy period of time, Made Cold’s cold brews have a unique mix of rich, sweet and caramel flavours.