How cold brew is changing the coffee business in Charleston 

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Charleston bartenders and brewers use cold brew to give their cocktails a kick
Charleston bartenders and brewers use cold brew to give their cocktails a kick Tipsy Buzz

Once reserved for trendy hipsters, cold brew is now the go-to morning choice for many. With a full bodied flavor that's developed over a 12-24 hour period, cold brew is enabling chilled coffee to be more than just a lackluster, watery substitute for a hot cup. — Parker Milner


Some of our favorite specialty cold brew drinks around Charleston
Some of our favorite specialty cold brew drinks around Charleston Gotta Hava

Can you tell we love cold brew?If you haven't gotten a chance to peep this week's cover story, check it out — we talk with local roasters and coffee shop owners about why they can't keep the good stuff in stock. While standard black brew is our drink of choice, sometimes we like to get a little wild with it. Here are some special takes on the standard you can find around town: — Mary Scott Hardaway


Charleston's roasters and coffee shops concur — cold brew is here to stay
Charleston's roasters and coffee shops concur — cold brew is here to stay Chilling Effect

it's not available only in big cities, big chains, or big coffee towns. Most importantly, cold brew is not a shiny gimmick, a marketing ploy. It's smooth, sweet, potent, versatile, purposeful. And it's changing the local coffee industry. — Mary Scott Hardaway


How is cold brew different from regular iced coffee?
How is cold brew different from regular iced coffee? More than just cold coffee

What makes a cold brew? What's the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? What's nitro mean? We have the answers for all of these questions and more. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Cold brew coffee in Charleston, by price
Cold brew coffee in Charleston, by price Worth every penny

Generally speaking, a small cold brew is going to cost you more than a small hot or iced coffee. Here are a few places to grab a cold brew cuppa around town. — Mary Scott Hardaway


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