Are you thinking about trying your hand at making cold brew coffee? Or maybe you have made it before, but it did not come out as well as you expected? Cold brew is all the rage now,, and one more reason to make it is that it can be lower in acid than hot brew coffee.
If you want the best cold brew, though, the coffee that you use is critical. That is partly because cold brew can highlight the flavors of the coffee beans more than hot brew coffee. Also, if you are using the cold brew method to lower the acidity content of your coffee, you will want to choose a low-acid coffee. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Rise and Shine Coffee is a pure, delicious, and low-acid choice to make the perfect cold brew coffee.
Why Make Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is awfully popular. What has caused the shift from traditional hot brew coffee in a coffee maker? There’s nothing wrong with hot brew, but here are some reasons to try cold brew.
It is lower in acid than hot brewed coffee.
The flavors are extracted more evenly from the coffee beans than hot brew.
You can make the coffee ahead of time and choose whether to heat it up or have it cold or iced.
First, why can it be so important whether you use low-acid coffee in your cold brew? If you are choosing cold brew coffee because you want a lower acid beverage, it is best to choose a coffee that is low in acid, too. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Rise and Shine Coffee is lower in acid than the average of leading national brands, such as Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and Dunkin’.
Another reason to choose low-acid coffee for your cold brew is the flavor. The flavors can be more intense from cold brew, since there is plenty of time to extract them as the ground coffee soaks overnight. A lower-acid coffee is less bitter and sour than a higher-acid coffee, since you will not be tasting as much acid as you sip your beverage.
Healthiest Coffee for Cold Brew
A low-acid coffee can be the best for your health if your doctor has put you on a reduced-acid diet. This can be for reasons such as acid reflux, heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Other common reasons for limiting acid include being a bariatric surgery patient, having an ulcer, or having colitis or IBD.
There are other considerations, too. Coffee is naturally a source of phytonutrients and antioxidants, but some coffee is contaminated with potentially toxic substances, such as molds or heavy metals. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Rise and Shine Coffee is free from mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. Since it is organic, it is also free from hundreds of possible harmful chemicals in synthetic pesticides and fungicides.
Best-Tasting Coffee for Cold Brew
Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Rise and Shine Coffee is made from a blend of coffee beans from some of the most popular coffee-growing regions in the world, including Sumatra and the Chiapas region of Mexico. Flavor notes include vanilla, white pepper, citrus and other fruits, and hazelnuts. It is perfectly roasted to a Medium Dark Italian Roast, giving it a caramel flavor to provide a perfectly balanced, complex taste in every cup.
Have your cold brew coffee cold, iced, or hot, which is especially nice on a chilly morning. While you may want to savor the first cup on its own, you might also consider having it with a breakfast pastry for a treat, or a bowl of oatmeal with fruit, or eggs with cheese and vegetables, for a hearty and nutritious breakfast to get you through the morning.
A great thing about cold brew coffee is that it is ready ahead of time. That means that you can have it whenever you get a craving. Your first cup or two in the morning may be the most predictable servings, but what happens if you want more coffee later and you don’t have much time? A mid-morning lift or a quick recharge at lunch may be ideal.
With delicious coffee, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Fresh Ground Rise and Shine Coffee, you can drink cold brew coffee black or with a splash of creamer. You can also doctor it up to make a luxurious coffee beverage with your favorite flavor of syrup and your choice of milk or almond milk, plus any whipped cream that you might want for a topping.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
This recipe is simple and basic. It makes four servings. You can double the recipe if you want to have enough cold brew coffee for your significant other or for up to a week, because it is no fun to run out of coffee when you need it!
Plan to make cold brew coffee the day before you want it so it has time to steep in the refrigerator or on the counter overnight.