ChampionSip: Iced Coffee (July 1-31)

Sixteen coffees. Thirty-one days. Three ways to win.

Iced coffee lovers, we see you.

To celebrate summer, and to have some fun, we once again have sixteen specialty iced coffees for you to try throughout the month of July. To make it extra fun, we’ve also got a friendly competition going on. And this time, we’ve got Oatly on board!

There are three ways for contestants to win: Overall Bracket Winner, Most Tagged Coffee, and Judges’ Choice.

Readers can win too! Tag photos of your iced coffees on Instagram throughout the month using both @ediblememphis and the coffee shop’s tag and get entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to the participating coffee shop of your choice. (Each tag = one entry!) Tag all sixteen, and you can cast a vote as an official judge at the end of the month.

Use this Iced Coffee ChampionSip Guide to learn about our sixteen contestants. Watch our Instagram stories for the bracket matchups beginning July 17. (Sippin’ on Sixteen: July 17-24; Icy Eight: July 25-28; Pour of Four: July 29-30; and ChampionSipper: July 31)

Photography by Paige Andersen


Shaken Snickerdoodle Latte

While 17 Berkshire in Overton Square is known for its exquisite French macarons and pastries, they also have a wide variety of coffee and tea options to accompany their sweet treats. Serving Stumptown coffee as well as Sloane tea, they offer pour-overs, iced lattes, tea lattes, and more, with syrups made in-house.

For the Shaken Snickerdoodle Latte, they mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and espresso and shake them together for a frothy, delicious drink.

2094 Trimble Place
Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m., Closed Monday

Guji Freezestyle

Bartholomew Jones believes that coffee can be a force for good. In 2019, under the name Cxffeeblack, he partnered with Ethnos Coffee to create a signature blend, Guji Mane, a naturally processed coffee from the Guji Zone of Ethiopia. A movement was born. In 2020, the Anti Gentrification Cxffee Club opened its doors in The Heights, and Bartholomew’s wife, Renata Henderson, took over as head roaster. After much work and several trips to Africa, they now boast an all-Black supply chain.

The Guji Freezestyle is a frozen iced Americano infused with honey, citrus, and Japanese flash chilled Guji Mane. As an homage to the freeze cups of childhood and the art of the freestyle it’s named after, the drink is fully customizable with several different topping options: hibiscus syrup, ’spro, cold foam oat milk, agave, honey, brown sugar, orange syrup, ginger syrup, and matcha!

The drink will be available on a limited basis each day, so get there early.

761 National Street
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Closed Sunday

Iced Peach Cobbler Latte

Part coffee shop, part pottery studio, and now part wine bar, Belltower serves a variety of locally roasted coffees from Dr. Bean’s, Vice & Virtue, and J. Brooks. They also have a full kitchen offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Iced Peach Cobbler Latte blends their house-made peach and cinnamon infused honey syrup. Topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, it’s the perfect summer treat.

525 South Highland Street
Sunday – Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Berry Herbalicious 

Located inside the Commonwealth building, Boycott Coffee is a fourth wave coffee shop specializing in house-roasted beans and thought-provoking conversation. With just eight seats, the space naturally lends itself to cross-table conversations. Boycott boasts some of the most passionate baristas in the biz, along with regular pop-ups from local coffee enthusiasts.

Elevate your cold brew experience with a sparkling blackberry basil infusion. This carbonated delight brings together the richness of Boycott’s Honduran cold brew, the juicy allure of blackberries, and the aromatic essence of basil. Delight in the effervescent bubbles and the tantalizing foam of this truly textured treat.

240 Madison Avenue, Suite 103
Monday – Wednesday 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday & Friday 6:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Daydream Believer

City & State helped introduce the city to third wave coffee and continues to be at the forefront of coffee trends. They’ve also got a great retail (and online) shop featuring goods from local and regional makers.

The Daydream Believer is a tiki-inspired drink featuring banana, molasses, ginger, pineapple juice, and flash brewed iced coffee. One sip and you’ll feel like you’re daydreaming on a forgotten island, in the best way possible. Sitting, contemplating, reflecting, but also feeling refreshed and uplifted.

2625 Broad Avenue
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coconut Hilo

Coffee Central is a full-service coffeehouse with two DeSoto County locations. The Southaven shop is located in the Snowden Grove/Desoto Central district, and the Hernando shop is located right in the middle of town on Commerce Street. The restaurant features a full coffeehouse menu with a modest selection of moderately priced comfort foods, healthy lifestyle offerings, and prepackaged to-go items.

The Coconut Hilo is an Americano with coconut syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Close your eyes, take a sip, and pretend you’re at the beach. 

5627 Getwell Road (Southaven, Mississippi)
39 West Commerce Street (Hernando, Mississippi)
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Closed Sunday

Mane Squeeze

Inside The Memphian hotel you’ll find a vibrant space where coffee (and amazing food!) abounds. The Complicated Pilgrim is open daily for a morning nosh, leisurely lunch, happy hour, and date night!

Their Mane Squeeze has combined two of the best breakfast liquids—coffee and orange juice (blood orange juice, to be exact). Add some oat milk, espresso, and a dash of vanilla syrup with an oat milk foam topper and aromatic bitters, and you’re well on your way to a good day.

21 South Cooper Street
(Mane Squeeze available only during these breakfast hours) Monday – Friday 6:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday – Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Banana Pudding Latte

Inside Stock & Belle, Dr. Bean’s features a pour-over bar, cold brew on draft, beans for purchase, and more. Dr. Bean’s staff is meticulous about their beans, all the way from soil to cup, even visiting farms firsthand. Their roasts have won awards at competitions across the country. The coffee menu changes seasonally, and you’ll find Dave’s Bagels and Nine Oat One bars in the case.

With the Banana Pudding Latte, a comforting, sweet, classic summertime treat meets iced latte! The latte features a house-made banana pudding syrup (made with fresh bananas, vanilla bean, and cloves), two shots of espresso, oat milk, and ice, topped with (dairy or nondairy) whipped cream and a Nilla wafer, just like grandma’s banana pudding!

387 South Main Street
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Smoked Honey Gold Fashioned

Kenny Baker is the man behind Ethnos Coffee Roasters, which is a fourth wave clean air roaster dedicated to magnifying people and farmers. He believes that any two people can sit down and share a cup of coffee and find commonalities. What started as a side hustle after moving to Memphis from Chicago has quickly become so much more. They supply several Memphis coffee shops wholesale, ship directly to customers through their online store, and serve fresh drinks at their Arlington cafe.

Cocktail and coffee culture collide in their Smoked Honey Gold Fashioned. They mix a Tennessee Whiskey cold brew with their honey gold syrup and a dash of non-alcoholic orange bitters. For a finishing touch, they smoke it under a cocktail smoker.

8817 Chaffee Road (Arlington)
Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Saturday – Monday


Orange Dreamsicle Latte

Jojo’s Espresso got its start as a mobile coffee truck, but its most popular stop was always Thornwood in Germantown. In November of 2022, they officially opened their cafe doors in the Thornwood Shopping Center, making third wave coffee official in Germantown. The house roast is Vice & Virtue, and you’ll find a seasonal coffee menu along with locally made treats.

The Orange Dreamsicle Latte is made with their orange simple syrup (that contains orange purée) and topped with orange cream cold foam. Orange you so ready to try it?

1730 South Germantown Road, Suite 114
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Closed Sunday


Tropic of Cancer

Memphis’ first and only vegan cafe and bakery offers amazing “breky” sandwiches, pastries, bagels, and a full coffee bar featuring Dr. Bean’s and Boycott Coffee. Lulu’s is committed to quality and local ingredients. They also set themselves apart by being employee-owned.

Each month they feature a zodiac-inspired coffee. The Tropic of Cancer features Dr. Bean’s Isotope espresso over ice with oat milk and a blend of coconut cream, vanilla, stem ginger, and lime juice. It’s finished with lime zest for extra sparkle.

3119 Poplar Avenue⁠
Tuesday – Friday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Sunday

*Note: LuLu’s will be closed Monday, July 3, through Monday, July 10. They will reopen Tuesday, July 11.*

Pink Palace

Muggin Coffee House is Whitehaven’s first independently owned and Black-owned coffee shop. Owners Ken and Mary Olds opened the shop as a place to foster community by providing a space for people to chill, catch up, and recharge. The coffee is created by the owners and roasted by J. Brooks.

Strawberry, chocolate, and coffee combine in the Pink Palace. The flavors should create a sweet trip down memory lane to when you sipped the milk from your cereal bowl.

1139 Brownlee Road
Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Sunday


Blueberry Scone Latte 

Located in the Regalia Shopping Center, Sweet Lala’s is a family-owned bakery specializing in wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. They also offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, a full espresso bar featuring Sunergos Coffee (out of Louisville), and a gift shop! It’s a lovely place to visit and take a moment for yourself or gather with friends.

Try the Blueberry Scone Latte for a refreshing blend of blueberry puree and brown sugar mixed together for a sweet summer delight.

6150 Poplar Avenue, Suite 118
Monday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Sunday


Neapolitan Coffee Soda

Located inside the Latting Speed Shop, Team Car Cafe connects the bike shop to El Mero Taco next door. Pop in for a seasonal coffee menu featuring Ethnos Coffee Roasters and grab a breakfast taco to go. During lunch hours, order from El Mero’s menu and have it delivered to the coffee shop side.

The Neapolitan Coffee Soda features a house-made strawberry soda topped with a vanilla whipped cream. Ethnos Coffee Brazil cold brew poured through the whipped cream creates a three-tiered Neapolitan beauty!

8100 Macon Station Drive, Suite 101
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday

Tajin Mango Tango

Vice & Virtue’s cafe is located inside downtown’s Arrive hotel. They sell coffee drinks and whole beans alongside baked goods by Hustle & Dough. This means you can have your coffee with fresh-made pastries, small plates, and breads any day of the week.

The Tajin Mango Tango is a delicious dance of cold brew, mango puree, lime juice, and simple syrup. The Tajin rim gives it a little extra pizzazz.

477 South Main Street
Monday -Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday – Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Purple Haze

Bartlett’s Voodoo Cafe has roasts from Cxffeeblack and Ethnos Coffee Roasters on bar and devilishly delicious voodoo doll-shaped beignets that can be covered with all sorts of toppings. 

The Purple Haze is an enchanting iced coffee that combines Saigon-style Vietnamese iced coffee with an ube cold foam. This delightful concoction starts with a base of milk and condensed milk, resulting in a sweeter and creamier flavor profile. Topped with the vibrant and visually captivating ube cold foam, each sip offers a harmonious blend of taste and texture. With a slightly lower caffeine content, the Purple Haze is perfect for those seeking a mellow yet invigorating coffee experience.

2780 Bartlett Boulevard
Tuesday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Monday