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Jul 1, 2011 07:53 AM

Cold-brewed coffee in Paris?

I'm addicted to cold-brewed coffee, and I'm not sure if one can find it in Paris, (let alone North America). I'm resigned to making it myself (I'm even willing to bring my own ground beans). But...

Does any one know if there are Parisian cafes which offer this? It's the only kind of coffee which doesn't give me awful bouts of heartburn.

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  1. I'm afraid you'll have to cold-brew your own coffee. But you'd be in pretty much the same situation anywhere, not just in Paris.

    At least you can buy good ground coffee here; I particularly recommend Terres de Café, La Brûlerie San José (rue des Petits-Champs), La Brûlerie des Gobelins (avenue des Gobelins), and the coffee department at La Grande Epicerie du Bon Marché is one of the things the place does best.

    If coffee gives you heartburn as a general rule, just stay away from brewed coffee in France. Especially in cafés and restaurants. Even espressos served at Verlet (a famous brûlerie in Palais-Royal), though they're coffees of the best origins, are hard to stomach. Overroasting I suppose.

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    1. re: Ptipois

      Thank you for the advice. I think I'll go ahead and brew my own, perhaps buying beans in those areas you recommend, since going without caffeine in this form is out of the question.