Cold brewing is an alternative to hot water preparation of coffee or tea. It’s prepared by steeping the grounds or leaves in cold or room temperature water overnight for 12-24 hours. Coffee connoisseurs report that cold brewing results a smoother richer beverage, that is lower in acidity, so it rarely needs sweetening. This results in a healthier beverage that won’t provoke gastrointestinal issues. Here’s 3 reasons why you should try cold brewing right away:
Coffee beans contain various oils, acids and aromatic substances that are most easily extracted in near boiling water. When you steep coffee grounds in room temperature water it takes far longer for them to break down and for the acid to escape. This results in a drink with lower acidity, which makes it far smoother with less bitterness. Cold brewed coffee actually tastes like the smell of roasted coffee beans. Prefer your coffee hot? Don’t worry, it tastes as incredible heated up as it does over ice.
We’ve mentioned the lower acidity of cold brewed coffee already, but why is this important?
Buying cold brew at your local coffee shop or store is expensive, as much as $4 for a small cup. Cold brewing is so simple you can do it at home – take a look at the recipe here. This brews up a concentrated coffee so it’ll go twice as far and, what’s more, because of the low acidity you can make up a large batch and it’ll stay fresh for days in the fridge. With a rich, smooth and delicious cup of coffee waiting in the fridge each morning, think of the savings you’ll make!
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