Normally when you think of coffee, you immediately picture hot coffee mugs with steam rolling off the top, and cold crisp air outside. Most people probably NEVER imagine coffee as part of their warm weather escapades. But for so many, cold coffee is a must-have throughout the summertime.
Cold Brew VS Iced Coffee in a nutshell:
Cold brew or cold press coffee is actually brewed in room temperature water for 12- 24 hours before serving up a cup. Iced coffee is brewed “normally” and served on ice.
Now that we know the difference in the two chilly drinks, lets talk about the 7 Cold Hard Facts About Cold Press Coffee...
1.No heat involved.
Like stated before, the coffee grounds sit overnight for 12-24 hours in cold water. Then filter it all out into a concentrate.
2.No one knows where it came from...
Seriously... NOBODY KNOWS! Some say it came from an ancient Peruvian process. Others say Dutch traders... We may never know. But we do know it tastes good! LOL!
3.Sweeter than usual.
If you don't like coffee as it is, you may like it cold! It's sweeter due to much less acidity. But that still somewhat depends on the coffee variety.
4.Less “PUNCH” (aka caffeine)
Cold brew usually has 20% less caffeine...bummer (lol). However several factors play a part in this as well.
5.Todd Simpson is awesome.
This gentleman patented the “Toddy System” which baristas use today to develop their iced coffee, cold press, and teas giving them high quality, long lasting concentrates.
6.Lots of usage.
You can use the concentrate to make Ice cream, ice cubes, and and all kinds of baked goods, etc. The possibilities are endless.
7.You can actually taste the coffee flavors.
The oils and acid from hot coffees are softened. You end up with a much smoother & stronger flavor profile that enhances the fruity, vanilla and chocolate taste.
To get more details read the 7 Facts About Cold Brew Coffee from AllWomensTalk.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Come to the Ugly Mug Cafe and try some cold brew coffee for yourself! You'll absolutely love it!