Blue Bottle's New Orleans Style Cold Brew
Where to get it: Blue Bottle locations, Whole Foods, an assortment of other retailers
The California-born brand has, along with it's Portland buddy Stumptown, rightfully dominated the packaged iced coffee market in the past few years, thanks both to the cute-as-hell cartons this stuff is sold in, and also to the fact that this stuff is, hands down, the best packaged coffee we tasted on this list. Sweet without any kind of aftertaste, and successfully chocolate-y without verging too far into the realm of a full-on dessert, this stuff is, for those in search of an iced coffee with a bit of milk and sugar (and, it must be noted, chicory) the best you can get.
Takeaway: The best packaged coffee for you, your coffee snob girlfriend and her Folgers dark roast dad.