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Elixir Specialty Coffee, Sydney

Elixir Specialty Coffee, $6 for 155ml, instagram.com/elixirspecialtycoffee.


Cold Drip Coffee

Gone are the days when grabbing an iced-coffee meant ducking into the servo.

Today, a cold coffee is more likely to mean a house-made honeycomb-infused single origin in a hip flask (à la Single Origin Roasters), or a long-neck of triple-filtered grounds, steeped for 24 hours until the juice turns a clear crimson red (as at Canberra's Two Before Ten). Around Australia, cafés and roasters are turning to refreshing cold drip for its smooth finish and clean taste - not to mention the convenience and longer shelf life. 

But regardless of whether the coffee is enjoyed neat, over ice, with a dash of milk or in a cocktail, there's a slew of bottled brews now available, each varying in acidity levels, vibrancy, bitterness and buzz. Here are our picks. 


The February issue

Our clean eating issue is out now, packed with super lunch bowls, gluten-free desserts and more - including our cruising special, covering all luxury on the seas.

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