Now that summer is in full swing, cold coffee is becoming more popular. Some people hear the words Iced coffee and cold brew and think it’s the same thing. However, there are some differences.
The Brewing Process:
One main difference between the two types of coffee is the way they are brewed. Iced coffee is hot brewed coffee that has been cooled down with ice. On the other hand, Cold brew is brewed without heat. Coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for up to 24 hours, creating cold brew coffee. This method created less acidity that typical iced coffee because it oxidizes over a long period of time. In addition, cold brew is typically more expensive because of the fact that it takes longer to brew.
Caffeine content can vary by the way coffee is brewed. However, there isn’t a big difference between caffeine content with cold brew and with iced coffee, this mainly depends on where you get the coffee from.
So, now you know a little more about what you’re drinking! So pour a glass of cold coffee and enjoy!