Cold Coffee Picks

Warmer weather caffeine hits are best served cool.

A photo of a cold coffee on a counter.

Christchurch & Canterbury

Eat & Drink

As far as morning rituals go, you can almost guarantee most include some form of coffee consumption. But if the heat of summer threatens your enjoyment of a fresh, hot coffee, we've found the best places for you to get a cool, refreshing caffeine hit instead.

A nitro coffee being poured.

Nitro Coffee, Embassy Coffee

107 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch Central
Christchurch & Canterbury

Home to some of the finest grade coffee beans in Christchurch, Embassy is also home to some of the newest industry innovations. The Nitro Coffee cold brew on tap is the perfect example. This is coffee chilled by food-grade nitrogen, poured from a keg tap into your glass – kind of like an espresso martini it is socially acceptable to drink before midday.

Novelty it may seem, owners Dave and Andy take the business of coffee very seriously – so you know this is guaranteed to be a high class cuppa cold joe.

Sip their creation alongside something off the brunch-esque menu or from the cabinet brimming with filled rolls and delectable sweet treat and watch them roast their fruit at the on-site roastery.

A woman holding the iced coffee.

Iced coffee, Engine Coffee Brewers

270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central
Christchurch & Canterbury

One shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or an iced coffee by its colour but on looks alone, it’s easy to tell that Engine Coffee Brewers’ iced white coffee is a goodie.

Using beans from local roaster Coffee Embassy, the coffee is combined with chilled milk and served in a stylish ice filled jug. And in true well-thought-out Engine Coffee Brewers style, there’s even a chilled glass for extra cold-factor. Creamy, cooling and perfectly caffeinated. Nestled in the cool and compact Boxed Quarter on St Asaph street, Engine Coffee Brewers' courtyard is a great spot to sit and sip on a sunny day.