What does iced coffee mean to you? For passionate sippers, spring isn't officially sprung until the cold brew is a-flowing. For others, it's just coffee that happens to be cold. Whichever side you're on, there's some common ground to this seasonal coffee category: it's overpriced. Ordering a Venti iced oat milk latte "every once in a while" is all fun and fancy-free — that is, until the barista knows your name and you've suddenly spent well over the equivalent of your monthly Netflix bill in a week's worth of chilled brew. Our unsolicited advice for saving some extra cash this spring through summer? Buy a really good iced-coffee or cold-brew maker to DIY at home.
Whether you're a cold-brew connoisseur who likes to prep in advance or more of an ASAP iced-coffee type, we've corralled everything from the best machines that provide a long night's steep in a pitcher or carafe to the magic gadgets that deliver an ice-cold glass in under 10 minutes. Click on ahead to peruse the best buys for making iced-coffee season just as refreshing as when your favorite pricey café makes it.
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