These days, there are so many different ways to enjoy your morning cup of coffee that it can be hard to keep track of them all! One of the newer methods, cold brew coffee, has quickly become popular among coffee lovers.
However, even though it’s still pretty new, some people may not know about all the incredible benefits that this delicious coffee drink offers! In today’s article, we’ll discuss the ten benefits of cold brew coffee and why you should try it out for yourself!
1. Better Tasting
The primary reason most people prefer cold brew is that it’s less bitter. As a result, you can cut back on sugar and dairy to make a more balanced drink (e.g., switching from 2% milk to whole).
It’s also far easier to experiment with different flavor combinations; after all, you don’t have to worry about using up your limited supply of creamer or being teased for using extra sweetener!
2. Healthier For Your Body
One of the great benefits of cold brew coffee is that it has significantly less acid than hot brewed coffee. The antioxidants in coffee, which are responsible for much of its health benefits, react to acids and have a half-life of only 20 minutes when they’re exposed to heat.
In addition, cold brew is smooth and easily digestible. There’s no need to worry about burning your mouth or having heartburn from something as small as your morning cup of joe.
3. Lowers Acid Reflux
Caffeine is known to help with heartburn and acid reflux, so if you struggle with these problems, try a cup of cold brew instead of your usual hot brew.
A study in Spain shows that people who consume both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee have a lower risk of developing indigestion and acid reflux than those who don’t drink any coffee at all.
Regular or decaf? It doesn’t matter when it comes to lowering your risk for these issues; be sure not to add milk or sugar!
4. Less Acidic Than Traditional Coffee
Many people drink coffee because it gives them a lift, but traditional hot-brewed coffee can be highly acidic. As it turns out, iced coffee made with cold brew is less acidic than traditional iced coffee.
The process of making cold brew (steeping ground beans in room temperature water for 12 to 24 hours) creates an extract that’s much smoother and milder tasting than hot-brewed coffee.
Drinking cold brew allows you to enjoy all of your favorite beverage’s flavors without experiencing that jolt of acidity in your throat when you take a sip.
Cold brew is also less acidic than most soda, so it has been shown to reduce risk factors associated with heart disease and certain cancers when consumed daily.
5. Longer Lasting Energy Boost
Cold brew is packed with caffeine, and for those who want to kick their energy levels up a notch without drinking multiple cups of coffee in a day, cold brew is an ideal choice.
Because cold brew has less acid than hot coffee, so it’s easier on your stomach, so you can sip on it all day to avoid caffeinated crashes. Cold-brew fans report feeling more energized and alert throughout the day as opposed to having a quick jolt of energy followed by a crash.
If you’re looking for more sustainable energy that lasts longer than a cup of hot coffee, a cold brew might be proper for you.
6. Inexpensive To Make
As we mentioned, cold brew is easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment and can even use things you already have around your kitchen—like a French press or a mason jar. Plus, you don’t have to worry about splashing hot water in your lap or scalding yourself while making it.
It might be easier than brewing hot coffee because of its simple ingredients and instructions (which are just as simple).
As long as you remember to leave your grounds in for at least eight hours before straining them out and drinking up, you can experiment with ratios and find your perfect cup of cold brew—and be sure it’s brewed just right every time!
7. Easy To Store And Carry
Cold brew coffee is easy to store and carry around. While a french press will make 2-4 cups at a time, cold brew coffee can be made in large batches and stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
It’s also easy to make: add coarse grounds and room temperature water, leave it on your countertop for 12-24 hours, then strain out all the grounds with a fine mesh strainer. Easy peasy!
8. Taste Can Be Customized To Your Preference
By brewing cold brew coffee at home, you can control your beverage’s taste. Cold-brew tends to have a much stronger taste than its hot-brewed counterpart. To achieve a milder flavor, you can add less water and steep for a shorter amount of time.
If you like more caffeine in your drink, make sure to increase your steeping time as well. Additionally, because no heat is used when preparing cold brew coffee, you don’t have to worry about burning or becoming bitter when it cools down.
9. Easier To Drink When Hot
One of my favorite things about cold brew is that it’s delicious even when hot. Whereas iced coffee can be almost impossible to enjoy once it hits room temperature, cold brew tastes great no matter what. This makes it a perfect choice if you like to drink your coffee throughout the day.
No matter what time of day, I don’t have to wait for an ice cube or a ton of cream and sugar; I can grab a mug, pour in some cold brew, and feel satisfied. It’s a big part of why I think so many people love using cold brew coffee in their iced lattes!
But because there’s no dairy involved, you also don’t have to worry about mixing up flavors—cold brew tastes like pure heaven.
10. Great For any time Of Day Or Night
Since iced coffee is brewed at lower temperatures, it tastes sweeter. Because of that, cold brew is great for any time of day or night. Cold brew is perfect for drinking before bed if you like your coffee with milk and sugar because it doesn’t contain caffeine.
However, if you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or afternoon jolt of energy, then maybe reach for a cup of joe brewed with hot water instead. At least until after 3:00 p.m., when most people go back to work from their coffee break time!
The best thing about cold brew coffee is its smooth and rich taste. Enjoying a cup of cold brew after a long day at work or on a hot summer day can help bring your energy back to life! If you are looking for something new, try out some iced coffee today with any of these tips. I know you will enjoy it just as much as we do!
Dr. Maksud Hassan is a medical doctor by profession and the co-founder of www.queekcoffee.com. He is a coffee lover, and he loves to advise people about the health benefits of coffee.