With the weather warming up, perhaps the hot cups of coffee that you enjoyed all winter long are no longer cutting it. When the spring and summer hit, you may want to put away your hot beverages and reach for something cold and iced. When you want a nice cup of iced coffee, Connecticut has some wonderful places with the best iced coffee around.
Jojo’s Coffee and Tea
1177 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 785-8888
www.facebook.com/Jojos-Coffee-Roasting-CompanyJojo’s is a hidden treasure in the downtown New Haven area. The atmosphere is very calming at this quaint establishment. What Jojo’s lacks in size, this establishment more than makes up in tasty treats, coffees and teas. During the spring and summer months, iced coffee is quite popular from this location, and patrons normally add a pastry or light snack to their order. Contact the store for hours of operation.
104 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 465-6244
www.kofeenewhaven.comAlso nestled in the downtown New Haven district is Koffee?, a new era style coffee house with traditional treats, modern decor and a healthy menu selection that offers some of the best iced coffee in the area. Koffee? prepares the majority of the menu on site, without the use of a lot of processed foods. In addition to the superb coffee options, the shop also offers fresh baguette sandwiches, pastries and other treats. The coffee is even made with love, care and health in mind, using more beans and a cold brew method.

Cheshire Coffee
3670 E. Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 755-8880
cheshirecoffee.comCheshire Coffee is a community favorite in this area of Connecticut. Not only does the staff make their patrons feel like part of the family, they offer a comfortable, non chaotic environment, even while remaining the premiere spot to drop in and grab a bite and a hot or cold cup of coffee. The coffee and tea selections range in flavor from banana to red velvet white mocha, and all the great flavors keep the patrons coming back.Related: Top Summertime Desserts In Connecticut
The Last Drop Coffee Shop & Cafe
435 Main St.
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 445-9797
www.lastdropcoffeeshop.comThis coffee shop doesn’t just offer some of the best iced coffee selections in Monroe, but The Last Drop Coffee Shop & Cafe has become a fan favorite because of the wonderful and tasty full breakfast and lunch menu. As the weather warms up and you find yourself in this part of Connecticut, this is the cafe to drop in and try one of the breakfast burritos, wraps, salads or even a bagel or muffin with your iced coffee.
Fuel Coffee Shop

516 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 772-0330

Fuel’s reputation in the New Haven area has become increasingly more popular by the most effective, and old-fashioned, method of promotion: word of mouth. Those who stop in love the atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and of course, the food and coffee selections. Whether you’re an iced coffee lover or you take it hot, Fuel is a nice, quiet spot to just take in the peace of the day, accompanied by some great beverages and food. The menu options are moderately priced, and the coffees come in small, medium and large sizes.

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