Folgers Black Silk Dark Roast | $29 | Amazon
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This was a cold, hard competition, but a winner has finally emerged. Our readers chose Folgers as their favorite cold brew coffee. Makes sense ā€” why buy two separate coffees for cold and hot brews if you donā€™t have to? Stone Street (my personal favoriteā€”and not just because we share a name) was a close second; just 6 votes behind the big red tub, but really, all of our nominees are worth considering for your morning cup of joe.

Hereā€™s what our readers had to say about why Folgers makes the best beans for their brew:

Folgers. Its good. Its cheap, and weā€™re talking about cold brew. You literally canā€™t mess it up.ļ»æ -Indiana Jones, PhD

Folgers dark roast, goes on sale all the time. My girlfriend and I make our own sweetener (sugar water + sometimes flavor) to mix in. Great for summer! -polobunny

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And if youā€™re looking for yet another cold brew coffee option, Senior Director of Commerce Shep McAllister is pouring out one last pick:

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Iā€™m far from a coffee expert, but Iā€™ve found that Caribou Coffee (both the medium Caribou blend and the Mahogany Dark) comes out really smoothly when I make cold brew. Plus, compared to most other pre-ground coffees, itā€™s pretty coarse, which is ideal for cold brewing. I suppose I could buy a grinder and grind my own coarse ground beans, but until then, this is good. -Shep McAllister

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