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Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee

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Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company: Gatlinburg's Finest Caffeination Station
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you need a quick shot of caffeine, stop by Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company for the most delicious cold brew and the calmest atmosphere in Gatlinburg. Take advantage of free samples and don't forget to grab a bottle of the cold brew concentrate for the road. However, be aware that this location has extremely limited hours and is closed three days per week. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Stillwater Cold Brew is temporarily closed. Scheduled to reopen on March 1, 2018.

Maintaining the highest cold brew standards in all of Gatlinburg, the Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company consistently delivers superior cold brew coffee versus the competition. Its smooth and rich drinks boasts acidity levels 67 percent lower than what you’d encounter in standard hot beverages. The company relies on fresh spring water and responsibly-sourced beans. Brews are bottled onsite in Gatlinburg and served fresh at the coffee bar.

If you’re on the hunt for a little peace and quiet in bustling Gatlinburg, you’ll have no trouble finding it at Stillwater. The coffee shop boasts a notoriously laid-back vibe. The owner, regulars, and visitors are all friendly and eager to chat, but they’ll also happily leave you to sip your cold brew in peace. High ceilings and large windows lend the venue an airy feel; you’ll be eager to spend all morning there with a cold brew and a good book.

In addition to freshly-served cold brews, the Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company offers its products by the bottle. If you enjoy your brew at the coffee bar, be sure to pick up a bottle to enjoy later. In fact, due to the limited days and hours of operation at this local coffee shop, bottles to go is normally the best option.

Coffee aficionados appreciate the Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company not only for its exceptional cold brew, but also the sheer enthusiasm of its owner, who clearly knows and loves coffee. He’s happy to share the ins and outs of the brewing process, and what sets his cold brew apart from the competition. Stop by for a brew and a chat; you won’t be disappointed.

A few of our menu favorites include the following:

Mountain Whiskey Cold Brew
Capture the true mountain feel of the Gatlinburg area with the acclaimed Mountain Whiskey Cold Brew. A perennial fan favorite, this unique cold brew has just enough of a bite to make it interesting. (Does not contain alcohol)

Coconut Rum Cold Brew
Enjoy a subtle tropical taste without leaving Gatlinburg. The Coconut Rum Cold Brew goes down smooth, with hints of coconut evoking a relaxing island getaway.

Stillwater Frappe
If you’re a Starbucks devotee and just can’t kick the idea of your usual frappe, you’re in luck; Stillwater’s offerings are not limited to cold brews. Perfectly blended, Stillwater’s frappe is delectable and far more affordable than similar drinks at other coffee shops.

Insider Tips:

  • While Stillwater’s coffee bar serves both cold and hot drinks, the cold beverages are the smoothest and least acidic in town. Feel free to request a sample before you settle on a flavor to purchase.
  • On a diet? Don’t worry. The cold brew does not have sugar added. The flavors in the cold brew are calorie free.
  • Be wary if you suffer allergies or prefer to avoid dairy: many visitors report an unfortunate lack of almond milk at the Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee Company, which typically serves cold brews black or with whole milk.