Bicycle Coffee — Bicycle Coffee takes its espresso blend — recently, a mix of coffees from Bolivia, Guatemala and Ethiopia — and cold brews it for 18 hours, resulting in a lovely, rich coffee. The coffee is available in 32-ounce growlers, or more than enough to get even the most thirsty of cold brew aficionados through a week. Pick up the growler at Bicycle’s East Hollywood shop for $12 when it’s open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; bring back the jug when it’s time to re-up and get a refill for just $6. 5427 Santa Monica Blvd., East Hollywood.
Blue Bottle Coffee — Blue Bottle’s popular New Orleans-style iced coffee has been boxed in, literally. Last year, the Oakland-based roaster began selling its signature iced coffee in bright white milk cartons, the same sort of cartons that will remind you of school lunches, tetherball courts and jungle gyms. Indeed, the coffee — infused with roasted chicory and blended with organic Clover milk and cane sugar — seems made for exactly those times you need to take an adult recess. Folks can quibble over whether the pre-made coffee in these cartons are as good as the ones made fresh at Blue Bottle’s shops, but surely it is at least the next best thing. 582 Mateo Street, Arts District and 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, bluebottlecoffee.com. Also available at Whole Foods.
G&B Coffee — You’ll find long-necked bottles of light, refreshing cold brew behind the bar at G&B Coffee at Grand Central Market. As the crew here works with a variety of different roasters, including 49th Parallel Roasters and Heart Coffee Roasters, the coffee used for their cold brews changes from time to time; recently, the bottles were filled with Ethiopian and Kenyan coffees roasted by Heart. Coffees are cold brewed for 24 hours before bottling and are available individually by the bottle or in cases of four. 317 S. Broadway (in Grand Central Market), Downtown, (213) 265-7718, gandbcoffee.com.
Lord Windsor Roasters — One of the best places in Long Beach for a hot coffee drink is also one of the best places for a cold one. At Lord Windsor Roasters, you’ll find 12-ounce bottles of cold brew neatly lined on the shelves in the fridge next to the counter, organized by country of origin. Which countries of origin depends on what Lord Windsor has been roasting lately; sometimes, you’ll find a bottle of Guatemalan coffee on the shelf, sometimes it’s a Colombian. Note that even if you don't like cold brewed coffee, that nifty artwork on the label might tempt you into buying a bottle anyway. Who knows, you might discover you actually do like your coffee cold. 1101 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, (562) 901-2111.
Outpost Coffee — Founded by a crew of former Handsome Coffee Roasters employees, Outpost cold brews specialty coffee beans for 24 hours, bottles it all and ships it to places like EggSlut, where you can have the coffee alongside your sausage, egg and bacon sandwich. You’ll also find the company’s cold brews in the refrigerated section of select markets around town, and they’ll soon be at Gelson's. Available at EggSlut at Grand Central Market and at select grocery stores.