Move Over Hot Potted Coffee, Cold Brew is Taking Over
Being one of the most important staples in the American diet, coffee has been a part of daily lives for centuries. However, a new brew is sweeping the nation: cold brew coffee. In case you are unfamiliar, cold brew coffee is brewed by steeping coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for an extended amount of time.
Many coffee drinkers find that regular, hot potted coffee is very acidic. Along with a smooth taste, cold brew coffee has less acid present than traditionally brewed coffee. This is because coffee grounds and their oils, acids, and other aromatic molecules are easily extracted at about 200 degrees. When brewing Koffee Kult Arabica coffee bean grounds with cold or room temperature water, less acid is formed. This kind of coffee also keeps fresh in the refrigerator!
The reduced amount of acid in cold brew coffee is healthier for your stomach, as well as the enamel on your teeth. Less acid also means more flavor. People who religiously drink their regularly brewed coffee with no cream or sugar will be fans of the cold brew. This kind of coffee tastes better all by itself, without any additions, especially for those who enjoy their coffee black. Drinkers can detect different flavors, such as the undertones of chocolate and fruit. The coffee is more balanced with an increased sweetness that tastes delicious.
Steeping cold brew also requires no electricity, so it is easy for anyone to make! All it takes to make cold brew coffee is coffee grounds, cold water, and about 20 hours to allow it to steep. If you are worried about the caffeine content when brewing your coffee, no need! Cold brew coffee has generally the same amount of caffeine as your traditional, hot potted coffee.