With summer right around the corner and temperatures starting to rise, we feel it is safe to tell everyone you know that it is approaching “Cold Brew Coffee Season!”
Here are 5 things you should know about Cold Brewed Coffee
One of the many perks for cold brew is the simplicity in brewing from home. The average cup of cold brew from many coffee shops cost $3.15 for a 10 oz. serving, which adds up VERY quickly if you’re a coffee fanatic like most of us. We use organic beans when brewing in our 32 oz. carafe and found the average cost to brew a full batch is between two and three dollars! Not only does brewing from home save money, but you can truly brew a better tasting, higher quality cup of coffee specific to your liking.
Typically, Cold Brew Has More Caffeine
We know caffeine is a wild card, BUT In general, (depending on your coffee ratios and how long you brew for), cold brew will be more caffeinated than traditional hot coffee. Cold brew is made with a higher ratio of coffee to water (2-3 times more) and has a much longer steeping process than a traditional cup of drip coffee, which gives it more time to extract sugar, oils and caffeine from the beans. If you’re experiencing a batch that is “too strong” for you, simply dilute with ice, water or creamer. Remember, this process brews a concentrate.
Less Acidic = Better For Heartburn
Cold Brewing does have some health benefits and one that we find interesting is that it is between 60%-70% less acidic than traditional brewing methods, which means your stomach will thank you. This is due to the low brewing temperature which does not allow for high extraction of acidic substances. So, if you’re struggling with heartburn you may want to try a cold brew instead of your traditional hot cup of coffee. By the way, you can always heat up your cold brew when finished, if you prefer drinking a hot cup of coffee!
Maintain Your Pearly Whites
That’s right, cold-brew is less likely to stain your teeth than a traditional cup of coffee due to the brew having fewer tannins. According to Dr. Scott Frey DDS, “a coarsely ground cold brew is among the least staining methods for coffee preparation.”
Cold Brew is the oldest (or one of the oldest) known methods for coffee consumption
Before electricity and when fires were very difficult to start and maintain, coffee was brewed without heat and has been enjoyed in this fashion for hundreds of years. We are seeing a resurgence of cold brew and are excited for its’ comeback! The natural flavors and simple process create one of the BEST tasting cups of coffee one can experience.