La Colombe’s iced coffee packs something extra, says sam1: a double shot of espresso. The resulting brew is one of the best in town, bracingly strong but not burnt-tasting. The simple syrup that sweetens it has something unexpected going on, too; vanilla, sugartoof surmises.

The difference in Stumptown’s delicious iced coffee is a deep chocolaty note, sam reports. Miss Needle detected something similar in the strong, smooth iced Kona at Roasting Plant.

Other hounds cool off with iced coffee at the single-origin-bean specialist Kaffe 1668, Abraço (“serious kick,” reports Bone Thug n Hominy), Joe the Art of Coffee, Jack’s Stir Brew, and RBC NYC.

And new in town is the Village outpost of Brooklyn’s Nut Box, with a cold-brewed iced coffee that’s thick, rich, and deeply flavorful. “Very delish!” Jess321 declares.

La Colombe Torrefaction [Tribeca]
319 Church Street (at Lispenard Street), Manhattan

La Colombe [SoHo]
270 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Houston streets), Manhattan

Stumptown [Midtown]
18 W. 29th Street (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue), Manhattan

Roasting Plant [Lower East Side]
81 Orchard Street (between Broome and Grand streets), Manhattan

Roasting Plant [West Village]
75 Greenwich Avenue (near Seventh Avenue S.), Manhattan

Kaffe 1668 [Tribeca]
275 Greenwich Street (between Warren and Murray streets), Manhattan

Abraço [East Village]
86 E. Seventh Street (at Mott Street), Manhattan

Joe the Art of Coffee [Greenwich Village]
141 Waverly Place (at Gay Street), Manhattan

Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee [Greenwich Village]
138 W. 10th Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Waverly Place), Manhattan

RBC NYC [Tribeca]
71 Worth Street (between Church Street and Broadway), Manhattan

The Nut Box [Greenwich Village]
49 E. Eighth Street (near University Place), Manhattan

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