Our latest obsession: Clutch City Coffee's cold brew – Chron

Clutch City’s cold brew is some of the best. 
No city has a food scene like Houston does. But even with the ability to try something new every day, we still have obsessions that we come back to time and time again. This is where we get to tell you about our consistently favorite things to eat and drink in the city. Welcome to Chron’s “Our Latest Obsession” series. 
A morning coffee run is a sacred thing. Those few minutes spent waiting for a comforting cup of coffee and maybe a breakfast taco, gearing up for the day and saying a thankful prayer for caffeine, is the only thing that makes a commute to the office worth it. 
Houston’s drive-thru-only coffee shop Clutch City Coffee at 4733 Richmond Ave. has perfected the morning, afternoon and evening coffee run, quickly becoming a favorite for its quick service and convenience. 
But the cold brew is what’s truly noteworthy. Clutch City has managed to make a smooth, refreshing cold brew that’s perfect for the in-between summer to fall heat while granting the required buzz of caffeine. Plus, they’re happy to customize it however you like. I like my cold brew with a little sweetness, so I get a pump of hazelnut syrup and a splash of milk. 
And they are truly so fast over there. I had my cold brew in under two minutes today, which was greatly appreciated as I fought a post-lunch lull. 
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If you’re feeling festive, Clutch City is offering fall specials, including a vanilla pumpkin espresso and a caramel apple frappe. Judging by the 61-degree weather I felt walking to my car this morning, Houston’s version of fall is here, which means I have permission to fully lean into the pumpkin spice of it all. I thank every coffee shop that’s doing the same and making my coffee runs that much better.  
Once it cools down even more, catch me with a Clutch City Coffee latte in hand. 
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Abigail Rosenthal joined Chron in 2020. Previously, she was a digital reporter for Gannett and the Austin American-Statesman. She loves dogs, “Gilmore Girls” and forcing her Spotify playlists on her friends.

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