A Shopping Guide For Making Iced-Coffee At Home (& Saving $$)

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As temps heat up, our coffee-sipping habits cool down. Although our scalded tongues are happy to make this transition over to colder brews, our wallets are not. Iced coffee not only tends to tote higher price tags than hot, but it's also considered to be an even bigger pain to make at home. But, with the right goods and a splash of a.m. dedication, saving money on your spring through summer cold-brew and iced-coffee consumption is possible — and we've got the shop guide to DIY coffee essentials right here to prove it.
With a little help from a lineup of sleek cold brew-making machines, reusable travel cups, stainless steel straws, and even a stylish coffee-table recipe book, you can turn your pricey iced-java passion into a more affordable habit. Scroll on to shop the products that will help streamline mornings for caffeinated success, while keeping you and your budgets adequately fueled.
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Compact Cold-Brew Maker
Not all cold-brew makers are giant, counter-consuming contraptions — if you're short on kitchen space, this compact and durable carafe is your DIY iced coffee answer.
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Collapsible Travel Cup
Making cold-brew at home to take on the go has never been easier than with this sleek, collapsible and leakproof travel cup — bring it to work in hand and then fold it up to seamlessly tote home at the end of the day.
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Trendy Milk Alternative
That trendy milk alternative you can only get at your fave coffee shop around the corner? You can now buy it in bulk online to whip up those fancy oat-milk iced lattes at home with — for a fraction of their fancy price.
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Coffee-Brew Guide & Recipe Book
Keep this stylish book on your coffee-table for an easily accessible source of brewing-technique guidance and creative recipe inspiration — lattes and cold-brew cocktails included.
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Specialized Cold-Brew Bean Grinder
Not all bean grinders are created equal when it comes to different brews — but don't panic, this precise conical burr-grinder is a top-rated and easy-to-operate product for making the most premium cold-brew grounds.
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Bottled Cold-Brew Concentrate
If you're still not sold on the brewing-your-own-at-home approach, then try stocking up on concentrate that you can order in bulk online instead — these 32 fl. oz. bottles will help you save some extra cash while also cutting down on additional plastic cup waste.
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Cold-Brew Bags
If you'd rather skip the buy- and grind-your-own-beans route, then opt for the cold-brew in a bag approach when making it at home — all these coffee-kits need are a pitcher and some cold water.
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Automatic Cold-Brew Maker
Making cold-brew at home is not always a manual, overnight process — for those looking to have their iced cup-of-Joe at the push of a button, Cuisnart's sleek automatic-maker will do the trick in as little as 25 minutes.
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Reusable Iced-Coffee Straws
Join the reusable straw movement by invested in a pack of these top-rated stainless steel alternatives that will keep your iced-coffee sips cool in eco-friendly style.
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Cold-Brew Travel Cup & Brewer
For anti-morning folk who don't have time to DIY coffee at home, this sleek travel cup does the cold-brewing and filtering process for you on the go.
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Cold-Brew Beans
As with grinders, not all beans are created equal when it comes to making cold-brew — try a bag from a company that crafts special roasts with ideal profiles for the longer cold-brewing process.
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Glass/Acrylic Iced-Coffee Travel Cup
Sip your morning fuel from a reusable iced-coffee cup made from dishwasher-safe acrylic or recycled glass — eco-friendly, stylish, and you can still get that swirly-milk shot for Instagram.
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Cold-Brew Subscription
Skip commercial coffee shops $3 to $5 cups of cold brew and sign up for a subscription service that delivers 1-3 boxes of concentrate every 1-4 weeks instead — you can get your daily cold-brew fix for around $1.81-$1.69 per cup with shipping included.
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French Press Cold-Brew Maker
French press coffee fanatics can use their favorite method to make cold brew, too — just pop one of these colorful carafes with grounds and water in the fridge overnight for an a.m. iced-coffee press.
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Coffee Ice Cube Tray
Hack your iced-coffee to enviable levels by utilizing this bean-shaped tray — instead of using water-based ice, try cold-brew concentrate cubes instead for a stronger morning cup.
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Insulated Iced-Coffee Travel Cup
Say goodbye to sweating plastic cups with this vacuum-insulated and matte-black traveler that's double-wall crafted to keep your coffee cold for hours.
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Rapid Coffee Chiller
Only have hot coffee on your hands? No problem — this rapid-chilling drink device can turn any cup of room temp to hot coffee into an ice-cold cup in less than 60 seconds flat.
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Assorted Coffee Flavoring
Spice up your homemade iced-cup with a splash of this natural syrup sampler in caramel, amaretto, toasted hazelnut, Irish cream, and vanilla flavors.

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