Like cold coffee? Introducing new drinks from Caphin, District Roasters

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caphin districtroastersIt’s the perfect time of year to try cold coffees, and I’ve recently discovered two new brands from Texas.

The first is a ready-to-drink Vietnamese iced coffee called Caphin ( that is made in Houston and now sold at Central Markets across the state. Three of the four flavors, including the seasonal horchata, are sweetened with condensed milk, and the fourth is a cold-brewed black coffee. (The others are brewed hot and then cooled.) All of them are thick, smooth and, with the exception of the black coffee, deliciously sweet. My favorite was the traditional, which has a hint of chicory. They cost $4.49 for 16 oz.

Also from the Houston area is a new nitro cold brew from District Roasters (, the roasting company based in Tomball. District sells coffee in a number of forms, but this cold-brewed coffee is bottled with nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide, infusing the drink with smaller bubbles that give it a dairy-free creaminess. The only place in Austin where you can currently buy it is Royers Pie Haven ($3.50 for 12 oz.), but if you’re a nitro cold brew fan, it’s worth seeking out.

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