Today’s cold brew review features Hey Day’s Original cold brew coffee. It’s made from fair trade coffee with just a little added sweetness (1g pure cane sugar). Clean, crisp & smooth, it is refreshing and perfect for a hot summer afternoon. I loved the flavor, though the body felt a bit weak. The complexity was a bit lacking compared to some of the higher-end cold brews I’ve tried recently, but it was still a really nice, easy-drinking cold brew for a hot summer day. The retail price is around $3/can, but you can easily find it on sale for closer to $2, which is one of the best prices you’ll find for a cold brew of this quality. They also have a variety of flavors if you prefer a bit more sweetness in your cold brew, including Caramel, Dirty Chai, Espresso, Vanilla & Salted Mocha.
The Bottom Line
Hey Day’s Original cold brew coffee isn’t the best cold brew I’ve tried recently, but may be the best at the $2-3/can price point. It lacks some of the complexity and body that other specialty cold brews have, but still has a good flavor that is smooth and very enjoyable to drink.