There’s nothing better than to enjoy a coffee of your liking. Some people like it hot, some like it cold. A trend of making recipes with Cold Brew Coffee has been one of the strongest. Yet many are still wondering about the differences that separate cold brew from a regular hot coffee. Here are some answers and recipes for cold brew coffee that will make it easy for your to decide what to drink.
How Is Cold Brew Coffee Different?
As it is intended by the name, Cold Brew Coffee is made with cold water. Cold brew is created by steeping medium-to-coarse ground coffee in room temperature or refrigerated. It takes about 12 hours to make a nicely tasting beverage.
There are two major differences between a Cold Brew coffee and Hot Brewed coffee.
Cold Brew Coffee has a much smoother taste thanks to a less acidic environment. However the coffee brewed with hot water packs a much potent drink with more antioxidants.
How Do You Make Cold Brew Coffee?
To make your own cold brew coffee is easy and affordable. Here’s a step-by-step guide for your amazing coffee beverage.
1. From the coffee beans, ground 3/4 cup to medium or coarse texture
2. Add 4 cups of Cold water to coffee grounds and stir gently to wet all the particles
3. Place your mixture into the refrigerator or leave it on the counter for at least 12 hours
4. Press and strain to a clean glass jar or bottle. Your Cold Brew Coffee is ready to be enjoyed!
Are Cold Brew Coffee And Iced Coffee the Same Beverage?
Iced Coffee is a cold version of a coffee drink made with hot water only cooled. You can make a Cold Brew coffee beverage first and then turn it into an iced drink by adding ice cubes. You will notice a smoother taste of your beverage. Enjoy!
You can make a cold brew in a french press machine store it in the refrigerator for a day. I like fresh coffee, so I do not keep it for days in the fridge! Though, there’s nothing wrong with this practice.
Cold Brew Coffee Benefits
As you are now aware of the differences between a cold brew coffee and the iced coffee, the question is whether it’s worth a waiting time.
– Cold brew coffee contains more caffeine than its hot counterpart – Be ware, though, that if you add milk or water to dilute the cold beverage, you will get less caffeine, too!
– Those with sensitive stomachs or with acid reflux, a cold brew coffee will be a better and healthier option. When you make your own cold brew, you choose the coffee beans you love and which agree with you more.
– Though a hot coffee beverage has more antioxidants in it, a cold brew coffee has plenty as well. These antioxidants are great for your skin health, supporting optimal moisture levels and fight free radicals.
Drinking coffee in general is a great way to keep alert benefiting from anti-aging benefits coffee provides. The bioactive compounds found in coffee may reduce cognitive deficits and improve motor function.
More peer reviewed medical studies show that coffee could be really good for our bodies.
When coffee drinkers are compared to non-coffee drinkers, there are a few trends that have been identified and supported by the studies.
Coffee Health Benefits
– Coffee drinkers have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems and strokes, and
– Those who drink coffee frequently are less likely to have Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s and Dementia
These are significant claims about health benefits coffee brings, and yes, they are all supported by the studies (see References below if you’d like to read them in more detail.)
I like coffee for special occasions, for some cold wintery day or fall-infused reflection days. I love to be in the moment of preparing coffee. And I love the aromas and tantalizing sensations coming from the cup in my hand.
If you are an emotional “reflector” and love coffee that carries different tones and aromas, the moment with a cup of coffee is truly re-energizing.
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