Pittsburgh City Paper has compiled a list of coffee shops that are combining summer-inspired flavors — citrus, berries, and even pineapple — with their coffee. Who would’ve thought pineapple juice and iced espresso make the perfect summer duo?
Shadyside Sunrise - Adda Coffee & Tea House
Multiple locations. addacoffeehouse.com
Adda Coffee & Tea House uses two unexpected, but delicious ingredients in their Shadyside Sunrise. The summer drink uses a base of fresh pineapple juice, then double espresso poured on top. It's ideal for afternoon walks as the sun peeks through the clouds. Now available in bottles.
Mescalero - KLVN Coffee Lab6600 Hamilton Ave Fl 1, Larimer. klvncoffee.com
It’s basically a margarita, but swap the tequila with espresso. KLVN perfects the sweet and sour combo with agave and lime in their Mescalero. With the additions of espresso and Topo Chico seltzer, KLVN has crafted a unique wake-up drink.
Espresso Tonic - De Fer Coffee & TeaMultiple locations. defer.coffee
Caffeine and carbonation! An espresso tonic is a shot of espresso served over bubbly tonic water. De Fer adds the perfect summer ingredients of lemon juice and vanilla-rose syrup to create a refreshing and energizing mocktail.
Lemon Saber - Bantha Tea Bar5002 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. banthateabar.com
Lemons are a summer must, and Bantha Tea Bar has just the recipe to celebrate the season. The lemon saber is a combination of either cold-brew coffee or espresso and lemonade to create a sour, sweet, and energizing seasonal drink.
Cold Brew Lemonade - Commonplace CoffeeMultiple locations. commonplacecoffee.com
Starting soon, Commonplace Coffee locations in Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill will be serving the refreshing combination of house-made cold brew coffee, fresh lemonade, and sparkling water. This cold brew lemonade will be available for the summer. These cafes will also be serving a matcha version for non-coffee drinkers.
Orange Freshpresso - Ka-Fair Coffee & Cakery1806 Chislett St., Morningside. Search Ka-Fair Coffee Shop on Facebook.
Ka-fair translates to coffee in Thai, and this specialty coffee shop and cakery offers the freshest, Thai inspired drinks and treats. One of the owner’s favorite drinks is the Orange Freshpresso, which contains a shot of espresso served over freshly squeezed orange juice.
Frozen Strawberry Matcha - Delanie’s Coffee1737 E Carson St., South Side. delaniescoffee.com
Matcha just got better at Delanie’s Coffee. Throughout the summer, Delanie’s is serving a frozen strawberry matcha which is made up of ceremonial matcha, vanilla, and strawberry syrup. An ideal drink to help beat the heat.
Nitro Cold Brew with Lemon - Coop de Ville2305 Smallman St., Strip District. coopdevillepgh.com
Lemon and lime? No, lemon and cold brew. The cafe at Coop de Ville is selling La Colombe Coffee Roasters’ Nitro Cold Brew with Lemon in cans. The lemon infused cold brew features Sicilian lemons sourced from the Mediterranean coast in their Colombian cold brew for a unique, summer twist to traditional coffee.