Coffee cold? It’s better that way


It might take some getting used to, especially on a frosty winter morning.

But drinking our coffee cold could be a tastier and healthier way to get our caffeine fix, enthusiasts say.

Fifty years after the Toddy system made it popular in the 1960s, cold-brew coffee is enjoying a resurgence.

Distinct from iced coffee – which is made with a shot of hot espresso poured over ice, often with extra flavourings – cold-brew is made without any heat at all.

By now I suspect a lot of you will have quite a visceral reaction.  

Instead, ground coffee is steeped in water for 12 hours and served cold.

Brewing in this way makes the coffee far less acidic (heating releases acidic oils in the bean) which means it is naturally sweeter as well as being better for our bodies.

Making coffee in the usual way with boiling water can also burn the beans, reducing their health benefits, she added.

‘It changes the molecular structure and destroys the beneficial antioxidants.

‘A burnt coffee bean is not good for you.’

There are many commercial devices available to make cold-brew, but fans say it is simple to make at home with just a jar and something to filter it with, such as paper or muslin cloth.

Once brewed, it will keep in the fridge for two or three days.

Amazon UK said a £30 cold-brew device made by Japanese company Hario is now one of one of its biggest-selling coffee pots, while the £13 version sold by online retailer Firebox has sold out.

There you go.  You can be the hip chick or cool dude on your street by being the first to own a cold-brew device, and you can make a big batch that will keep for 3 days – perfect for these muggy days.

Will you give it a go?


– Daily Mail

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