As global warming shrivels our planet into a wrinkled little Raisinette, the continued rise of iced coffee is inevitable. Eventually, steamed milk and burning your tongue on a Thermos of hot coffee will just be fables to tell your crispy-skinned grandchildren.
From a chicory-flavored cold brew concoction that tastes like melted coffee ice cream, to a chilled espresso drink inspired by an Old-Fashioned, NYC does not disappoint when it comes to iced-coffee beverages. And don’t worry, purists—every coffee spot we’ve profiled here will serve you impeccable cups of black iced coffee as well.
Here are our 5 favorite spots to caffeinate and cool down with iced coffee.