Coffee makes me a better person. No, really, it does.
But not all coffee is created equal. I am talking, specifically, about the beauty of cold brew iced coffee.
Oh, you mean coffee poured over ice? Haaaayle no. That is a mere bastardization of what I am about to bestow upon you as a valuable life lesson. This is where my Pre-Med/Biology BS Degree comes in
I present to you, the concept of cold brew or cold press iced coffee. It is coffee that was never hot. It steeps or soaks in room temp or cold water for an extended period. Because the coffee beans in cold-press never come into contact with heated water, the process of leaching flavor from the beans produces a different chemical profile than conventional brewing methods.
The result? A smoother, naturally sweeter, rounder coffee experience with 67% less acidity, making it a better option for both your digestive tract and teeth!
My pick? As a cold brew connoisseur, I can tell you with authority that New York’s Birch Coffee, is hands down the best. It is a Brazilian/Honduran Farm To Cup blend, and it is simply spectacular. I am so bound to this brew that I have their cold brew beans shipped to me in LA and I cold brew them myself with my at-home apparatus from Filtron.
Not that hardcore? I understand. I was born this way, and don’t really have a say in my own crazy commitment to quality coffee.
Do yourself a favor and find which local coffee shops offer cold brew iced coffee. Otherwise certain grocery stores like Whole Foods and Fairway sell bottled cold brew where you’d find cold drinks. Two brands I love are Seaworth Coffee Co. and Chameleon Cold-Brew.
So trust me, and grab yourself a cold one. You’ll be better for it.