Well, let's begin this conversation with the acknowledgement that both cold brew and iced coffee are delicious and so worthy of trying! While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, cold brew is a type of iced coffee, but not all iced coffee is cold brew.
In coffee shops, there are two main ways to produce cold coffee. The first is by rapidly cooling hot brewed coffee upon extraction using a flash chill process, and the second is to remove the heating element and extend the extraction time.
Flash chilled coffee is brewed directly on top of ice. This rapid cooling traps the good acids and prevents the forming of harmful acids. The results are a clean and vibrant coffee.
Cold brew requires no heat and is the result of steeping coffee for usually 12 to 24-hours. The results are a big mouthfeel, increased sweetness, and a touch of nuttiness.
Choose INVITO Medium Roast and begin your adventure into the world of cold coffee. Patio season is almost here and there are so many incredible versions of these two coffee drinks that can be created to truly impress!