Bottled coffee has always been a refrigerator staple for many, but cold brew has become a quarantine caffeine staple too, due to its convenience, longer shelf-life, strong taste, and caffeinated punch.
Ready-to-drink and made less acidic, cold brew is prepared by submerging coffee beans in cold water for at least 12 hours. This slow process makes the brew highly-caffeinated, smooth, and more concentrated than regular brewed coffee. It can be served right away, or stored for up to two weeks. Some prefer drinking it with cream or milk, apart from drinking it black.
Whether it’s to kickstart the day, to take a break in the afternoon, or recover from a quick workout, cold brew and bottled coffee can do the trick. Here's where you can find some options online!
Daily Dose MNL prides their coffee as tasty, smooth, and artificial-flavor-free. Packaged in aesthetically-pleasing bottles, each one is made-to-order daily, brewed for 17 hours, and has no pre-mixed syrup or extenders.
Their classic cold brew is priced at P160. Coffee flavors include Hazelnut Mocha (Php 185), Regular Latte (Php 175), Almond Latte (Php 195), and Chai Cold Brew (Php 185). They also offer Matcha Cold Brew (Php 185) using high-grade ceremonial matcha.
You may also opt to have the Hazelnut Mocha and Almond Latte variants with almond milk instead, unsweetened or sweetened using vegan sweeteners. You can contact the Makati-based business via Instagram.
Specializing in creamy, oat milk-based lattes, plant-based coffee shop Morning Habit started out as a quarantine passion project among 4 caffeine-loving sisters (they do have dairy options on the menu).
Steeped for 24 hours, their cold brew variants include Cold Brew No. 01 (a strong blend with flavor notes of chocolate and cacao) and Cold Brew No. 02 (a lighter cold brew with flavor notes of fruit and brown sugar).
Their balanced, full cream milk-based Spanish Latte (P140), and the basic Latte (P140) can be ordered with dairy or oat milk, just for a higher price. They also offer bottled Americano (P120) and coffee beans at P500.
Made with a double shot of 100% single-origin arabica, Cafe Seventy Six's coffee varieties come in several flavors: Americano, Regular Latte, Caramel Latte, Macadamia Latte, Hazelnut Latte, Tangerine Latte, Vanilla Latte, and the newly-launched Spanish Latte, ranging from P85 to P95.
All their drinks are made-to-order and come in 250mL bottles. Cafe Seventy Six also offers non-dairy substitutes, like soy milk and almond milk.
Craving for sweet versions of your staple cold brew? Missile adds flavored syrups to your regular black coffee.
They offer milk-based varieties of coffee, like the White Cold Brew (P145), Milk and Honey (P150), Maple and Cream (P155), Mocha Madness (P155), Caramel Macchiato (P155), limited edition Matcha (P185), and their newest flavor, Cereal Milk (P150). You can opt for nut milk for an additional P50.
Missile's cold brew is made from locally-sourced premium beans and is steeped for 18 hours. Their cold brew comes in Original Black (P130), and Vanilla Hazelnut (P145) flavors.
Their products come in 250 mL-sized bottles. Find them on Instagram. Missile Brew has a San Juan and a Katipunan-Marikina hub.
For the health-conscious, on-the-go coffee lovers, Man on the Moon PH is an Instagram-based coffee shop that serves cold brew with whey protein. They make their cold brew using beans from Brazil, Sumatra, and Benguet.
Having partnered with local whey protein nutrition brand Wheyl Nutrition Co., their best-selling cold brew flavor, the Armstrong (Php 150), is made with Salted Chocolate-flavored whey.
Other varieties include their signature 12-hour-steeped cold brew called Black Hole (Php 130), cold brew with milk, honey, and cinnamon called the Milky Way (Php 140), matcha-flavored Nebula (Php 150), and coconut-flavored Pluto (Php 150), which is made with coconut milk and coconut sugar. You can also have your coffee with almond or soy milk for P20-P40.
You may place your orders via Instagram. Man on the Moon PH is based in Taguig and Mandaluyong City.
For straightforward, quality, pure cold brew concentrate, Type A may be what you’re looking for. The bestseller, Type A, is brewed from 100% Panama beans and has a caramel taste, with some orange and dark chocolate notes. Their 900ml bottle costs P880 and the 100ml costs P160.
Type A also sells a Cinnamon Almond Latte (P225), fresh beans from Panama, Ethiopia, and Davao, and other coffee complements like milk, with non-dairy options too, as well as coco sugar syrup (P80).
Orders can be placed through their website and can be either picked up Mondays through Saturdays at their Mandaluyong office, or delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
“Boozy Boba and Cold Coffee” is how Barista MNL goes by. What Barista MNL brings to the coffee table is their strong and rich Casa Black cold brew, which is steeped for 14 hours and promises a dark and strong zing of flavor. A 250ml bottle is P120, and a 500ml bottle is P220.
A fairly new shop launched in late September, Barista MNL still has a limited menu but doesn’t miss out on the fun – they also offer two alcoholic boba cocktails.
The restaurant currently offers four flavors of cold brew: Cold Brew Coffee (P150), the classic plain brew, Cold Brew Coffee + Milk (P160), a mix of whole milk and simple syrup, Campfire Latte Cold Brew (P165) with milk and vanilla syrup, and the Campfire Mocha Cold Brew (P170) with chocolate syrup.
They also have packs for sale. A Sampler Pack costs P620 and has all 4 bottles. A pack of 6for the plain Cold Brew Coffee is P870, Coffee + Milk is P930, Campfire Latte pack is worth P960, and Campfire Mocha costs P990. There is also a pack of 8 of any flavor of choice for P1,280.
Pasig-based business Perk Up Coffee & Tea sources their ingredients locally for all their drinks. Cold brew drinkers might enjoy their Perk Up Coffee & Tea in Plain Classic (P160) or Salted Caramel (P170) flavors.
The bestsellers among the lattes are their Spanish Latte (P130) and French Vanilla Latte (P135). Their non-coffee drinks include a Strawberries and Cream drink (P135) with strawberry chunks and full cream milk.
They also have one-liter bottles offered for Long Black (P300), Cafe Latte (P350), Spanish Latte (P450), Plain Cold Brew Concentrate (P550), and Salted Caramel Cold Brew Concentrate (P600).
Local Host Coffee's drinks are all bottled in sterilized glass bottles (which you can return for a discount on your next order), available in two cold brew series: Natural and Everyday.
The Natural series is described as having notes of caramel, apple, and dark chocolate, giving it a slight sweetness. The beans are sourced from farmers in Baguio. This comes in 3 sizes: Solo (P160 for 250ml), Duo (Php 190 for 330ml), and Share (Php 290 for 730ml).
Their Everyday series is made up of a mix of arabic, robusta, and excelsa beans from La Trinidad. The Breakfast Blend (P130) is Local Host Coffee’s take on a sweet vanilla latte, Local Suada (P130) is a strong and creamy blend, and the Nutty Dark (P125) is mixed with their homemade chocolate syrup to give it a bittersweet taste.
Winona Castelo and Zoe Andin are Rappler interns.