What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

By Rock Me Coffee

Summer is almost here and depending on where you live in the world you may face the question if you should have a regular cup of hot coffee, cold brewed coffee or a cup of iced coffee.

Let’s be honest, nobody wants to drink a cup of hot coffee during the summer unless it’s in the frozen confines of their air-conditioned house so it’s likely that you’re going to want a cup of cold brewed coffee or iced coffee.

In this article, we’ll explain the differences between cold brewed coffee vs. iced coffee so you will know which one the better coffee beverage for you will be to enjoy on a hot day.

Cold Brewed Coffee

A cold-brewed cup of coffee is something that requires patience and time to create because the coffee must steep in cold water or room temperature water for up to 24 hours before the final product can be mixed with water (50/50 ratio) to make the cold brew coffee.

What’s great about this type of coffee is that it has a great coffee taste and is generally not as acidic as a traditional cup of coffee without having to wait to drink it.

Iced Coffee

Just about every coffee drinker in the world has either tried iced coffee or they experimented with creating their own iced coffee.

This type of coffee is as it sounds, a cup of delicious coffee that’s been cooled and poured over ice.

The great thing about iced coffee is that there are a variety of ways to make it.

  • Method 1 – Use double the batch of coffee that you would normally use in your coffee maker, let the coffee cool then pour the coffee over ice.
  • Method 2 – After making coffee, let it cool then pour the coffee into ice cube trays and let it freeze overnight. In the morning take the coffee cubes, pour in regular warm coffee and mix with your favorite creamer to create ice coffee.
  • Method 3 – Buy a bag of the darkest “robusto” coffee that you can get, pour the coffee grounds into a container, add water, mix it up then let the coffee sit overnight. In the morning use a strainer to strain the coffee grounds, add ice, milk and your favorite creamer to create delicious iced coffee.

Cold Brew Vs. Iced Coffee – Which One Is Better?

Ultimately, the question of is cold brew better than iced coffee all depends on your taste in coffee and what time you want to drink it.

Do you enjoy cold brew or iced coffee? Leave us a comment below!


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