What’s the Difference Between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew Coffee?

Did you know there’s a difference between these two warm-weather faves? Check out what makes cold brew and iced coffee different.

When the summer heat starts to rise, it’s time to swap your hot cup of coffee for a nice cold one. But when you get to your favorite coffee shop, you’re presented with two options: iced or cold brew coffee. Both are cold, both come with ice—so what’s the difference?

Well, the big difference is how they’re made. Get the scoop on each.

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Iced coffee—exactly what you think

Quite simply, iced coffee is exactly what it sounds like: regularly brewed coffee served over ice. This method is quick—all you have to do is brew as normal (avoid these mistakes), cool it down and pour over ice. However, this method dilutes the coffee. To prevent the ice from watering your cold cuppa down, make your coffee extra strong by doubling the amount of ground coffee you put in your coffee maker. Another way to double up on the flavor is to make coffee ice cubes. Pour cooled coffee into an ice cube tray, freeze and use for your next cup of iced coffee.

How cold brew is a bit different

Making cold brew isn’t as straightforward as simple iced coffee. What makes cold brew so tasty is time. To make it, coarse-ground coffee is steeped in cold water for at least twelve hours. The longer the coffee sits, the stronger the flavor. Since it tends to be stronger, serving this one with ice is A-OK.

Once it’s done steeping, the grounds are filtered out, leaving you with a coffee-concentrate that can be mixed with milk or water and served over ice. Because cold brew uses time instead of heat to extract the coffee’s oils, sugars and caffeine, the end result is generally less acidic and bitter than iced coffee.

Here’s an easy way to make your own cold brew from scratch at home. If you’re short one time, you can use purchase a pre-made option from the grocery store. Find out which ones we liked the best in our blind taste test.

Cold-Brew Coffee for Hot Days

Once found only in boutique coffeehouses, cold-brew coffee has grown up: One in five Americans say they drink cold-brew coffee regularly or occasionally, according to a 2019 report from the National Coffee Association.

Starbucks and Peet’s now sell it by the cup in their shops, and you can buy ready-to-drink bottled cold brew from brands such as Califia Farms, Chameleon, Stumptown, and Slingshot at many grocery stores.

Not surprisingly, several appliance makers eager to cash in on the trend sell low-tech systems that take the mess out of mixing up a batch of cold-brew coffee at home. Read our review of cold-brew coffee makers, which covers the Bruer Cold Bruer, Oxo Cold Brew, BodyBrew The Bod, Toddy Cold Brew System, and Fellow Duo Coffee Steeper.

Cold-Brew Coffee 101

Cold-brew coffee is a very different beast from either iced coffee or the bottled coffee products (cappuccino, mochaccino, and other coffee-based drinks) sold at the supermarket. All of those start with standard hot coffee that’s then chilled, creating a drink that has all of the bitterness and acidity of regular coffee, just minus the heat.

To mask that bitterness, many coffee drinkers (and manufacturers of the bottled beverages) add heaps of sugar and glugs of milk or cream—and plenty of calories with them. Cold-brew coffee, on the other hand, is brewed in cold or room-temperature water over many hours (usually 12 to 24 hours) and yields a brew that tastes smoother with less bitterness and acidity.

Cold brew is made with the same beans you’d use for regular coffee, but they’re ground more coarsely. To avoid a weak, watery drink, cold-brew coffee also requires at least twice the grounds needed for traditional hot brewing, which explains why cold-brew coffee can be pricey, whether you buy it at a coffeehouse or supermarket, or whip up a batch at home.

“If you’re buying bottled or canned coffee, check the label to avoid added sugar, sodium, or other ingredients,” says Amy Keating, R.D., a Consumer Reports nutritionist. “Making it yourself will put you in control of what’s in your coffee.”

To capitalize on the cold-brew craze, some coffee maker manufacturers have attempted to speed up the process. For example, Ninja makes a model that brews a lukewarm “cold brew” in just 15 minutes. Our expert taste tester said that while it doesn’t taste like true cold brew, it does make for good iced coffee.

Make no mistake: Do-it-yourself cold-brew coffee makers aren’t a necessity; they’re essentially steeping chambers for the water and grounds. But they make preparing and filtering the coffee neater and less cumbersome. (Trying to make cold-brew coffee using, say, a carafe and cheesecloth can be a messy and tedious affair.) The machines also make it easier to experiment with the ratio of water to coffee until you find the one that produces the cup best-suited to your tastes.

What comes out of most cold-brew coffee makers after all of that steeping isn’t ready to enjoy. It’s a thick concentrate that you dilute with cold or hot water or milk, depending on the desired temperature and strength, before drinking.

The Bitter Truth

Why bother with all of the added time and expense of cold brew? Because of how it goes down. Fans say that cold brewing makes for a far smoother drink, without much of the bitterness and acidity of traditional coffee. In fact, a cold-brew coffee and a hot-brew coffee made with identical grounds will have a completely different flavor profile because compounds in the beans react very differently to cold water than they do to hot.

Cold brew might also be a healthier choice than traditional iced or chilled coffee drinks. Because of its distinctly mild flavor, drinkers are less likely to load up cold brew with milk and sugar—and all of the added calories they bring.

Another selling point of cold-brew coffee is its extended shelf life: It will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Regularly brewed coffee doesn’t store well in the fridge and starts to go stale shortly after it’s made because of an aromatic compound that degrades as it cools­­—all something to keep in mind this summer when you’re looking for a pick-me-up that will also cool you down.

Source : https://www.consumerreports.org/cold-brew-coffee/cold-brew-coffee-for-hot-days/

9 Impressive Benefits of Cold-Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee has gained popularity among coffee drinkers in recent years.

Instead of using hot water to draw out the flavor and caffeine of coffee beans, cold brew coffee relies on time by steeping them in cold water for 12–24 hours.

This method makes the drink less bitter than hot coffee.

Though most research on the health benefits of coffee uses hot brew, cold brew is thought to offer many similar effects.

Here are 9 impressive health benefits of cold brew coffee.

1. May boost your metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body uses food to create energy.

The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn at rest.

Just like hot coffee, cold brew coffee contains caffeine, which has been shown to increase your resting metabolic rate by up to 11% (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source).

Caffeine appears to boost metabolic rate by increasing how quickly your body burns fat.

In a study in 8 men, ingesting caffeine led to a 13% increase in calorie burning, as well as a 2-fold increase in fat burning — much greater effects than they experienced after taking a placebo or beta-blocker (medication for blood pressure and circulation) (3Trusted Source).

SUMMARYThe caffeine in cold brew coffee can increase how many calories you burn at rest. This may make it easier to lose or maintain weight.

2. May lift your mood

The caffeine in cold brew coffee may improve your state of mind.

Caffeine consumption has been shown to enhance mood, especially among sleep-deprivedindividuals (4Trusted Source).

A review of studies in over 370,000 people found that those who drank coffee had lower rates of depression. In fact, for every cup of coffee consumed per day, depression risk sank by 8% (5Trusted Source).

Some research even suggests that caffeine could be used as a nutritional supplement to boost mood and brain function in older adults.

In a study in 12 adults ages 63–74, taking 1.4 mg of caffeine per pound (3 mg per kg) of body weight improved mood by 17%. This amount of caffeine is equivalent to around two cups of coffee for the average-sized person (6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).

Caffeine also improved their ability to react to an object moving toward them, indicating that it increases focus and attentiveness (6Trusted Source).

SUMMARYDrinking cold brew coffee may boost your mood, reduce your risk of depression, and improve brain function.

3. May lower your risk of heart disease

Heart disease is a general term for several conditions that can affect your heart, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s the number one cause of death worldwide (8Trusted Source).

Cold brew coffee contains compounds that may reduce your risk of heart disease, including caffeine, phenolic compounds, magnesium, trigonelline, quinides, and lignans. These increase insulin sensitivity, stabilize blood sugar, and lower blood pressure (9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).

The drink also contains chlorogenic acids (CGAs) and diterpenes, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).

Drinking 3–5 cups of coffee (15–25 ounces or 450–750 ml) daily may lower your risk of heart disease by up to 15%, compared to people who don’t drink coffee (9Trusted Source).

Evidence to suggest that drinking more than 3–5 cups per day increases heart disease risk is lacking, though this effect has not been studied in people who consume more than 600 mg of caffeine per day, the equivalent of about 6 cups of coffee (9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source, 13Trusted Source).

That said, people with uncontrolled high blood pressure should avoid drinking caffeine regularly, as this may further elevate their levels (9Trusted Source).

SUMMARYRegularly drinking cold brew coffee may improve your heart health. However, caffeine should be limited or avoided if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure.

4. May lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which your blood sugar levels are too high. If left untreated, it can lead to many serious health complications.

Cold brew coffee may reduce your risk of developing this disease. In fact, drinking at least 4–6 cups of coffee per day is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (14Trusted Source).

These benefits may be largely due to chlorogenic acids, which are powerful antioxidants in coffee (11Trusted Source).

Cold brew coffee may also regulate gut peptides, which are hormones in your digestive systemthat control and slow digestion, keeping your blood sugar stable (11Trusted Source, 15Trusted Source).

One study in over 36,900 people ages 45–74 found that those who drank at least 4 cups of coffee per day had a 30% lower risk of type 2 diabetes than individuals who didn’t drink coffee daily (16Trusted Source).

A review of 3 large studies in more than 1 million people found that those who increased their coffee intake over 4 years had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to a 17% higher risk in those who reduced their coffee intake by more than 1 cup per day (17Trusted Source).

SUMMARYRegularly drinking cold brew coffee may help keep your blood sugar stable and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

5. May reduce your risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

In addition to increasing your attentiveness and mood, cold brew coffee may benefit your brain in other ways.

Caffeine stimulates your nervous system and may affect how your brain functions.

One recent study observed that drinking coffee can protect your brain from age-related diseases (18Trusted Source).

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are neurodegenerative conditions, which means they are caused by brain cell death that occurs over time. Both illnesses can result in dementia, a decline in mental health that makes daily activities difficult.

Alzheimer’s disease is marked by significant memory impairment, while Parkinson’s often causes physical tremors and stiffness (19).

One observational study found that people who drank 3–5 cups of coffee per day during mid-life had a 65% lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s in old age (20Trusted Source).

Another observational study noted that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. In fact, men who drink more than four cups of coffee per day are five times less likely to develop this condition (21, 22).

It appears that several compounds in coffee, such as phenylindanes, as well as harman and nonharman compounds, provide protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (18Trusted Source, 23Trusted Source, 24Trusted Source, 25).

Keep in mind that decaffeinated coffee doesn’t appear to offer the same protective benefits as caffeinated varieties (22).

SUMMARYCold brew coffee contains compounds called phenylindanes, as well as lower amounts of nonharman and harman compounds. These can help protect your brain from age-related diseases.

6. May be easier on your stomach than hot coffee

Many people avoid coffee because it’s an acidic beverage that may stimulate acid reflux.

Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid frequently flows from your stomach back into your esophagus, causing irritation (26Trusted Source).

The acidity of coffee also tends to be blamed for other ailments, such as indigestion and heartburn.

The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a solution is from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral, lower numbers more acidic, and higher numbers more alkaline.

Cold brew and hot coffee generally have similar acidity levels, around 5–6 on the pH scale, though this can vary depending on individual brews.

Still, some studies have found cold brew to be slightly less acidic, which means it may irritate your stomach less (27Trusted Source, 28Trusted Source).

Another reason why this beverage may be less irritating than hot coffee is its content of crude polysaccharides.

These carbohydrates, or chains of sugar molecules, boost the immunity of your digestive system. This may decrease gut irritation and the bothersome effects of coffee’s acidity on your stomach (29Trusted Source).

SUMMARYCold brew coffee is only slightly less acidic than hot coffee but contains compounds that may protect your stomach from this acidity. As such, it may cause fewer unpleasant digestive and acid reflux symptoms than hot coffee.

7. May help you live longer

Drinking cold brew coffee may reduce your overall risk of death, as well as dying from disease-specific causes (30Trusted Source, 31Trusted Source, 32Trusted Source).

A long-term study in 229,119 men and 173,141 women ages 50–71 found that the more coffee people drank, the lower their risk of death from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries, accidents, diabetes, and infections (31Trusted Source).

One reason for this association may be that coffee is high in antioxidants.

Antioxidants are compounds that help prevent cell damage that can lead to chronic illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. These conditions can significantly reduce your lifespan.

Coffee contains powerful antioxidants like polyphenols, hydroxycinnamates, and chlorogenic acid (28Trusted Source, 33Trusted Source, 34Trusted Source).

Though studies show that hot coffee contains more total antioxidants than cold brew varieties, the latter packs some very potent antioxidants, such as caffeoylquinic acid (CQA) (27Trusted Source, 35Trusted Source).

SUMMARYThough cold brew coffee contains fewer total antioxidants than hot coffee, it’s full of compounds that have high antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help prevent diseases that can reduce your lifespan.

8. Similar caffeine content to hot coffee

Cold brew coffee is made as a concentrate that’s meant to be diluted with water, usually in a 1:1 ratio.

The concentrate is incredibly strong on its own. In fact, undiluted, it provides about 200 mg of caffeine per cup.

However, diluting the concentrate — as is customary — reduces the caffeine content of the final product, bringing it closer to that of regular coffee.

Though caffeine content can vary depending on the brewing method, the difference in caffeine content between hot coffee and cold brew is insignificant (36).

The average cup of hot coffee contains around 95 mg of caffeine, compared to about 100 mg for a typical cold brew.

SUMMARYCold brew and hot coffee contain similar amounts of caffeine. However, if you drank cold brew coffee concentrate without diluting it, it would provide about twice the caffeine.

9. Very easy to make

You can easily make cold brew coffee at home.

  1. First, purchase whole roasted coffee beans locally or online and coarsely grind them.
  2. Add 8 ounces (226 grams) of grounds to a large jar and gently stir in 2 cups (480 ml) of water.
  3. Cover the jar and let the coffee steep in the refrigerator for 12–24 hours.
  4. Place cheesecloth into a fine mesh strainer and pour the steeped coffee through it into another jar.
  5. Discard the solids that collect on the cheesecloth or save them for other creative uses. The liquid that remains is your cold brew coffee concentrate.

Cover the jar with an airtight lid and store your concentrate in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

When you’re ready to drink it, add 1/2 cup (120 ml) of cold water to 1/2 cup (120 ml) of cold brew coffee concentrate. Pour this over ice and add cream if desired.

SUMMARYThough it takes significantly longer to prepare than hot coffee, cold brew coffee is very easy to make at home. Mix coarsely ground coffee beans with cold water, let steep for 12–24 hours, strain, and then dilute the concentrate with water at a 1:1 ratio.

The bottom line

Cold brew coffee is an enjoyable alternative to hot coffee that you can easily make at home.

It offers many of the same health benefits but is less acidic and less bitter, which may make it more easily tolerated by sensitive individuals.

If you want to mix up your coffee routine, give cold brew coffee a try and see how it compares to your usual hot cup of joe.

Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cold-brew-coffee-benefits#section10

7 Cold Brew Coffee Benefits That Might Just Make You Try It

As an aspiring home barista and self-confessed coffee nut, you’ll already be one of the 62 percent of Americans who enjoy some variety of coffee-based drink every day. Many younger coffee drinkers are switching to gourmet, with almost 60 percent preferring a specialist, gourmet brewto your bog-standard drip-brewed beverage.

But did you know that cold brew coffee is rapidly becoming the drink of choice amongst many younger coffee aficionados, with sales growing exponentially year-on-year?

So, what’s the deal with cold brew coffee and does it really have any benefits?

Cold brew, iced coffee, nitro coffee … all the same animal, right?

Well, for starters let’s clear up some confusion. After all, you want to know exactly what you’re ordering the first time you venture into the world of cold brew coffee.

Let’s be clear about this, cold brew is not the same drink as iced coffee. Iced coffee is simply regular coffee that’s served over ice, either mixed with milk or left plain.

Here’s a quick video showing how to make a basic cold brew:

Cold brew is made from coffee beans that have been steeped in cold water for 12 to 24 hours, rather like you would when using an oversized tea bag, but using coffee. It’s time, rather than heat that extracts the flavor, caffeine, and sugars from the coffee beans. The steeping process is more sympathetic to the coffee bean, so you don’t end up with the bitter flavor that roasting can produce.

Okay, but what’s nitro coffee?

Nitro is just cold brew coffee that’s infused with nitrogen gas (yes, really). The coffee is stored in a beer keg and then served on draft. The idea behind using what’s essentially a beer tap to serve the coffee is that it produces a creamier, sweeter flavor. When you draw a glass of chilled nitro, you get what looks like a serving of Guinness, complete with a foamy, creamy head.

One absolutely essential thing to know is that nitro is never mixed with milk or ice – that would be a massive no-no and would certainly cause raised eyebrows and exclamations of horror in your local hipster haunt. You could even get banned.

So, the bottom line; if you like your coffee strong, black, creamy and ice-cold, nitro could be the way to go for you.

And New Orleans-style cold brew? Well, the same basic steeping process is used as for standard cold brew, but chicory is added to the grounds, giving the finished brew a sweet flavor. Milk and sugar or sweetener is added to give the end result a creamy, cold drink complete with a nice strong caffeine hit.

Now you’re suitably informed, let’s look at what makes cold brew (and its variants) so good.

Reputedly, drinking cold brew coffee has many benefits over a steaming mug of scalding hot Java. We cut through the hype to bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly of cold brew coffee.

7 Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee

1. Cold brew contains more caffeine than regular coffee

Thanks to the long steeping process, cold brew’s coffee-to-water ratio is reckoned to be approximately 1:60. This compares with the usual drip coffee ratio of around 1.20. Whoa! That’s a lot of caffeine right there.

However, remember that cold brew coffee concentrate is usually diluted with milk, cream, or water, which reduces the caffeine concentration. Also, there are several variables to consider:

  • the coffee beans that you use
  • the total time you steep your coffee for
  • how much milk, cream, or water you use to dilute the brew

By way of an example, consider that a typical 16-ounce cup of Starbucks cold brew will give you around 200 mg of caffeine. However, a diluted 16-ounce cup of hot brew will give you between 260 and 375 mg of caffeine, depending on the type of beans and other variable factors as previously mentioned.

So, you can see that although cold brew coffee is definitely caffeine laden, it doesn’t necessarily follow that your finished brew will give you the jitters for a week. If you need to sharpen yourself up mentally or physically, you just need a cup of cold brew that’s tailored to suit your individual physical make-up.

2. A cup of cold brew can help you to lose weight

Thanks to its high caffeine content, cold brew coffee can help you to lost weight.

How? Well, by drinking a cup of cold brew or nitro following a workout, you’ll increase your post-energy expenditure, or after-burn effect. The after-burn effect is the term used to describe the body’s ability to continue burning calories after exercise.

Regular coffee has this effect too, but just imagine how much more fat you can burn by increasing your caffeine hit with a cold brew or a nitro. And all from the comfort of your favorite armchair.

3. Drinking cold brew makes you smarter

The caffeine contained in a cup of Joe increases the flow of blood to your brain, thus boosting your cognitive function. Research carried out by the Human Nutrition Research Center on Agingshows that the bioactive compounds found in coffee can reduce cognitive deficits, as well as improving motor function.

Although these tests were carried out on lab rats, it’s thought that the same effects are seen in people. And the higher the coffee content of the brew, the bigger the brain boost you’ll receive.

4. Cold brew coffee is better for drinkers with sensitive stomachs

The heat that is used when making drip coffee can produce a bitter flavor to the finished brew.

Heat is not used at all in the process of making cold brew coffee, so the flavor tends to be smoother and the coffee is less acidic. For this reason, those who have sensitive stomachs or suffer from acid reflux generally tolerate cold brew coffee better.

In addition, if you decide to make your own cold brew coffee, you can choose your favorite beans, depending on your own personal taste. Given that the end result is typically less bitter in flavor, you might want to try a few of the more robustly flavored beans that you would otherwise pass over.

5. Drinking cold brew coffee could extend your life!

Exciting recent research claims that drinking a daily cup of Joe can be good for your health and may even lengthen your life. How come? Well, coffee increases the body’s fat-burning capabilities, increases insulin sensitivity, and decreases the risk of dementia – and it tastes great too. What’s not to like?

Most of these studies are based around the antioxidant content of coffee. Antioxidants, especially chlorogenic acid, are the body’s natural anti-inflammatories, and coffee contains them in abundance. Although there are no studies specifically aimed at cold brew coffee, it’s thought to be likely that more antioxidants may be left behind after the steeping process, together with oils and acids. Therefore, it follows that cold brew could be even better for you than regular hot Java.

Also, coffee contains more free-radical fighting chemicals than other caffeine-rich drinks such as tea. Free-radicals cause certain cancers, so the less of them in your body, the better.

6. Drinking cold brew coffee every day keeps you looking young

Coffee is reputedly the best beverage for anti-aging effects. That’s because of those antioxidantsagain. Antioxidants can help to protect your skin from harmful chemicals found in the air and from the sun’s damaging UV rays, helping to keep your skin supple, moisturized, and youthful.

7. Nitro cold brew coffee is best for dieters

If you’re watching your weight but struggling to kick the sugar habit, cold brew, especially nitro is the best coffee beverage option for you.

Let’s say that you usually add two sugar packets to your brew and you also take milk or cream. That adds up to about 70 calories. If you have several cups of coffee every day, all those extra calories can soon spiral out of control.

Nitro is served without milk, cream, or sugar. That’s because it simply doesn’t need these additives; the nitrogen infusion that’s used in the creation of the coffee gives the end result a rich, creamy, sweet taste. Devotees of nitro even claim that it tastes rather like milk chocolate.

So you can enjoy a creamy, sweet, chocolate flavored coffee, without jeopardizing your weight loss efforts. Just remember to pass on the pastries.

The undisputed benefits of drinking cold brew coffee

Drinkers of cold brew coffee, including its variants, can look forward to a longer life, sharper brain function, and a boost to their weight loss attempts. All this is thanks to the steeping process and in the way that this gourmet brew is created.

You might want to check out a cold brew or nitro at your local hipster haunt, before you try this at home. The taste’s not for everyone, but if you want to catch the wave and be in with the in-crowd, cold brew is the way to go. Dude.

Happy Caffeinating!

Source: https://www.roastycoffee.com/cold-brew-coffee-benefits/

Cold brew coffee benefits

Many in the United States swear they can’t make it through their day without a few slugs of the latest trend in coffee – cold brew. Coffee has been an important part of the American way of life and has evolved considerably in recent years, especially with the advent of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts coffee creations.

The cold brew coffee process involves steeping coarse ground coffee beans in cold water for up to 24 hours. Grounds are filtered out carefully, leaving a powerful coffee concentrate that needs to be diluted with water or cream before drinking.

Cold brew coffee continues to grow in popularity, not only because coffee lovers believe it tastes better than hot brew. There are a number of benefits cold brew offers over its hot-brewed counterpart, including several health benefits.

BENEFITS OF COLD PRESSED COFFEE

What’s so special about cold brew coffee? Here are 7 cold brew coffee benefits you may not have known before:

1.LESS ACIDIC CONTENT

Hot-brewed coffee is a lot more acid than cold brew. The heating process causes more oils to be released from the coffee beans than occurs with the cold brew steeping method. You are less likely to have issues with acid reflux, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal conditions drinking cold brew.

Coffee drinkers with a sensitive stomach also appreciate the smoothness of cold brew over hot-brewed coffee.

2. COLD BREW COFFEE ANTIOXIDANTS

Coffee beans contain antioxidants and other nutrients that your body needs to function. Without heat involved in the coffee making process, there is less extraction of chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant your body uses to fight off disease and aging.

3. DISEASE PREVENTION

Regularly drinking coffee has been shown to decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases, including Type II diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative conditions affecting the nervous system, heart disease, and even premature death. The antioxidants and minerals in coffee are likely responsible for these positive health effects.

Additionally, coffee researchers have discovered that coffee reduces the risk of depression and improves brain function.

4. LESS EXTRAS

Cold brew coffee is naturally sweeter than hot brew coffee due to it being less acidic. This helps reduce calories, as consumers won’t have to add as much creamer and sugar to improve the coffee’s taste.

5. IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL

Unfiltered coffee has been shown to affect the production of LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol builds up in your blood vessels, causing narrowing and decreased blood flow.

6. LOWER CAFFEINE

Cold brew coffee contains less caffeine than hot-brewed coffee. Less caffeine can reduce the risk for developing health conditions like osteoporosis.

7. LESS TIME-CONSUMING

Cold brew coffee is relatively easy to make and requires only ground coffee beans and room temperature water. The combination needs to steep for up to 24 hours before it’s filtered. While that may take some extra time when compared to hot-brewed coffee, the result is a large quantity of coffee concentrate.

The concentrate lasts up to two weeks in the refrigerator, so you spend less time overall preparing your daily coffee.

Cold brew coffee benefits may be enough to convince hot coffee drinkers to cross over to the other side to enjoy a smoother, potentially healthier version of their favorite drink. At BottleStore.com, a variety of cold coffee containers are available to house your homebrew for personal drinking or commercial use. We offer a large selection of caps and colors, many of them color-coordinated to match your company colors and compliment marketing campaigns.

Source: https://www.bottlestore.com/blog/health-benefits-of-cold-brew-coffee/