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Chameleon Cold-Brew now selling DIY coffee kits

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Cold brew coffee was one of the big food trends several years ago, and Austin’s Chameleon Cold-Brew was one of the first local companies to get into the game.

Fast forward seven years to last fall, when food industry giant Nestle snapped up this little local company that could.

Even before the sale, Chameleon Cold-Brew fans could find their coffee concentrates and ready-to-drink beverages at more than 10,000 stores across the country, but one new(ish) product caught my eye last week.

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A co-worker brought in her Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Kit, a set of eight cold-brew pods and a branded mason jar in which to brew them. For $15.99, you can make 72 ounces of cold brew that, according to my work friend, tastes fresher than what you’d usually buy in the refrigerated section.

The company launched these last summer, and you can buy these at Bed Bath & Beyond and online at chameleoncoldbrew.com. My co-worker found them at Office Depot, so there are a few other retailers that carry them.