Milton & Small

March 8, 2013

I can confidently say that coffee is my favorite beverage, hands down. What started out many years ago as a simple pleasure has turned into an obsession. It’s not uncommon that I catch myself trying to brew a fresh cup just before bed, as if the previous five cups that day weren’t enough. So it’s no surprise that when I stumbled upon Milton & Small I was jittery with joy. Milton & Small is a cold brew coffee company from Oakland, CA. The cold brewing method is when coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. The result is a noticeably less acidic coffee with a more nuanced flavor profile. Milton & Small suggest trying their cold brew coffee over ice, heated, and a variety of other ways . . . definitely my kind of guys. But no matter how you choose to drink it, the cold brewing method opens up a whole new world of coffee to explore!







(images by HonestlyYUM)


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Thanks for the magnificent post, Todd! Milton & Small has quickly become a favorite of mine, their bottled coffee was weird in concept to me but I tried it and fell in love.

Hi Todd (and fellow native of Berkeley!)
I loved this write up of Milton & Small, and your photos are stunning. I did the design for this company, packaging, logo, collateral. I love these guys and their coffee is delicious! I am wondering if AT ALL possible that I use your images for a design competition I am considering entering this project in. Just throwing it out there.
Thanks again,
Tracy Lenihan

Saw this on your blog then got to try this at Mollie Stone in the city this weekend. Super nice guy answering questions for my friend and I!! Tasty coffee, looking forward to purchasing in the future.

I work in Oakland and can’t believe I hadn’t heard of these guys – will definitely check it out!!

Oooh I like the idea on their website of making a cold-brew coffee cocktail with egg nog and bourbon. Yum!

I was lucky enough to try some of this coffee back on the East Coast – it’s even better than it looks in these pictures. If you haven’t had a Milton adn Small ice coffee, do yourself a favor and purchase the medium roast. Excellent find honestly yum! I wishi I had glass right now!

Hello.. I’m one of the owners of Milton & Small. Thanks for the tasteful writeup!

Our cold brew coffees are only available in the Bay Area (East Bay, San Francisco, and Marin County). Check out the Where to Buy page on our website ( to see who currently stocks our products.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a shout:


I lovvvvve the cold brew method! I do this myself and am able to keep the coffee in my fridge for about two weeks. Saves so much money and tastes delicious

I am addicted to my local co-ops cold press coffee. Its definitely the secret to excellent cold coffee drinks.

Luckily, my sister lives in Oakland so I’ll be giving her a call to send me some 🙂

Gotta support east bay businesses … kinda makes it easy when said businesses look/sound as delicious as this! I’ma give it a try fasho! Good lookin’ out! #GoodEye

I live in Oakland and I’ve never heard of Milton & Small. Shame on me! I’ll be sure to give their coffee a try.

Coffee addict myself, I’m thinking this is something I definitely need to try. Great tip!

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