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Victory 44’s cold press is dark and rich, but done with a lighter hand, although it gets stronger the longer it’s in your fridge. They’ll add a squeeze of vanilla for you free of charge. Cost: $20; refill ($15). victory-44.com
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While Caribou may have the prettiest growler, the cold press is serious, earthy, and rich. Dilute it with milk for a little café au lait. Cost: $14.99; refill $12.99. cariboucoffee.com
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One of the local pioneers, Dunn Bros.’s darkly seductive Infinite Black cold press can vary a bit from store to store, but it’s the best flavor wallop around. Cost: $14.99; refill $10.99. dunnbros.com
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This is the first year Dunn Bros. has offered freshly brewed tea in a refillable bottle, which is a growler in our book. Cost: $14.99; refill $10.99. dunnbros.com
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Gray Duck Chai is a new kid on the block. A couple of local kids are brewing this small-batch organic chai, which delivers a lightly sweet, spice-laden cup of tea. Look for it in local coffee shops soon! grayduckchai.com
One Great Plate: Good Morning Growlers
Is your hot cuppa joe looking less desirable in the 90 percent humidity? Fear not, the growler trend has collided with the cold press* trend, which means that you can have expertly brewed pick-me-up beverages in your fridge morning, noon, and night.
*steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water for an extended amount of time, yielding a powerfully flavored concentrated beverage with low acidity and lots of caffeine.