Now that the weather is getting warmer, you’ll most likely hear a lot about iced coffee and cold brew coffee. They sound similar, and while they are both cold coffee drinks, they are not brewed the same way and have different tastes. Both can be done at home with little to no fuss, and both can taste absolutely delicious. Here are the differences, and here is what you need to know about them.
Iced coffee is coffee brewed hot, like in your regular coffee maker, and then poured over ice. There are various ways to accomplish an iced coffee. Some pour a pot of coffee into a glass of ice. Some brew directly into a glass of ice. Others have tried a drip method that slowly drips the hot coffee onto ice, droplet by droplet.
The most recommended method is called the “Japanese iced brew”, and it’s a pour-over brewing process that drips directly into ice. To prevent dilution, it’s usually recommended that one use more coffee grounds than usual. Making ice cubes from coffee, chocolate, or even simple syrup will also help prevent any dilution. Continue reading