MarketBasket: Cold caffeine comfort

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Watered-down iced coffee has been unnecessary since La Colombe issued Pure Black a couple of years ago.

Now Philadelphians have a West Coast option, too, with these fist-sized, Cold Brew "stubbies" from Portland's Stumptown.

Made from toddy-style coffee (steeped at room temperature for 16 hours, then strained), this ready-to-drink brew has the pronounced acidity typical of Stumptown's coffee - a brightness that cuts nicely through a splash of milk and sweetness.

- Craig LaBan


Stumptown Cold Brew, about $4 per 10.5-ounce bottle, available at One Shot Coffee, Whole Foods, and Di Bruno Bros.

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