What is cold brew?
Cold brew coffee is exactly what it sounds like. The coffee is brewed cold (or at room temperature), and consumed cold. By steeping the beans in unheated water for an extended period of time the resulting flavor brings out different notes and subtleties that would either be burned off or masked in traditionally brewed coffee.
What’s the buzz about cold brew?
This method of brewing coffee produces a different chemical profile than conventional brewing methods. You may be wondering why there is so much buzz about cold brew coffee, and it is important to remember that cold brew coffee is entirely different than iced coffee – which generally refers to coffee that is brewed hot then poured over ice.
Why you should be drinking cold brew
When coffee is brewed with hot water, the resulting liquid is loaded with acidity which can lead to heartburn and tooth decay. Cold brew coffee is about 60-70% less acidic than normal coffee, which means the coffee will be much smoother, better for you, and it’s naturally a little sweeter than traditionally brewed coffee so you don’t have to add any sugar or cream (unless you want to).