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


Two types of coffee, ideal for both cold and hot days, started to become very popular this period: #Iced #coffee and #Cold #Brew coffee. How do these two brewing methods differ from each other? To briefly explain, the main difference between these two coffees is that iced coffee is brewed with chilled hot coffee and Cold Brew coffee is brewed with cold water.

What is Iced Coffee?

Iced Coffee is literally hot coffee that has been cooled with ice. It can be espresso or iced filter coffee. Because coffee is made with hot water, aromas and flavors are quickly released from the ground coffee. The longer it stays in contact with water, the more acid is released. For example, Iced Coffee is usually more acidic and this variety has a bitter taste in the mouth. This also explains why most iced coffees are flavored with aromas.

Iced Coffee Recipe

Brew approximately 100 ml of espresso or strong filter coffee.

Fill a glass halfway with ice cubes

Pour hot coffee over ice cubes and enjoy!

If you don't like the first recipe, try the sweeter one:

Brew approximately 100 ml of espresso or strong filter coffee

Dissolve sugar or sweetener in coffee

Let the coffee cool for half an hour in the refrigerator.

Add 100ml milk to cold coffee

Fill a glass halfway with ice cubes

Pour cold coffee over ice cubes with milk

Maybe you want to add some whipped cream on top.

What is Cold Brew?

Instead of making hot coffee, let the coffee brew cold. Cold water makes it difficult to extract flavors from the coffee. This brewing method therefore takes longer. You put the coffee in the refrigerator for an average of 12 to 24 hours. This gives you a milder flavor and has more saturation.

You can make Cold Brew Coffee in two different ways: In one method, cold water drips slowly over the ground coffee, in the other, the coffee is soaked in cold water and then filtered. The second method is easy to try at home.

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Put the ground coffee in a bowl or pot. (The ratio is 100 ml of water to 20 grams of coffee)

Pour the water over the coffee and mix well.

Cover the container or jar with a lid.

Let the coffee rest in the refrigerator for at least 12 to 24 hours.

Remove the lid and strain the coffee with a paper filter.

Pour cold coffee into a glass and enjoy!

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