Over the last couple of decades there has been a real boost in the coffee-loving culture and attitudes towards this drink. The result of this scene has brought about a whole range of different coffee drinks, different ways of making coffee and different types of coffee beans. One particular coffee beverage which is more popular than ever is a cold coffee, something which many are still on the fence about. If you do love coffee however then you will love the variety that a cold brew coffee maker can produce, and here are 5 reasons why.
Whilst there is a great deal which we still need to prove when it comes to cold brew coffee, early indications are that it has far more health benefits than the hot version. We are seeing some signs of cold coffee being able to reduce the risk of heart disease, speed up metabolism and lower the risks of type 2 diabetes.
The beauty of drinking a cold brew rather than always hot is that you can use coffee as a refreshment, perfect for those hot days when the last thing that you need is a piping hot cup of coffee. Cold brews are more often than not served with plenty of ice so when they say it’s cold, they mean really cold.
If you suffer from acid reflux after a coffee it is likely that this is happening because of the acid in the coffee. When cold coffee and hot coffee are compared, we see that the acidity is reduced with the temperature which means that you can enjoy a nice cool coffee which won’t cause you any indigestion or discomfort.
Make It At Home
You don’t have to rely solely on your local cafe to enjoy a cool coffee, they are very easy to make at home. If you don’t have a cold press coffee maker then you can make your own variety with some cold water, rich roasted coffee beans and mix together before placing in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Once you have done this, strain the liquid through a cheesecloth or a similar item and then enjoy your refreshing coffee.
Still Get The Boost
Many people think that a hot cup of coffee is packed with more caffeine than a cold cup so when they need that boost first thing in the morning they will gravitate towards a hot cup of coffee. It is worth noting however that cold brews almost always carry the same or very similar caffeine levels to a hot cup, so it can still offer that boost to get your day started. Naturally the variety of cold brews available will have varying caffeine content but when comparing like for like, there is no difference between the two.
The next time that you go to a cafe give a cold pressed coffee and try, if you do happen to like the taste and the experience, then investing in a cold coffee maker is going to be something which you will certainly get the use out of at home.