Cold Drip Coffee
Cold drip coffee is essentially a variation of cold brew coffee. Admittedly, cold brewed coffee is a contradiction in terms. Aside from this small discrepancy there are many people who think that cold coffee is an insult to their taste buds. Because let’s be honest: cold coffee simply does not taste good!
Or does it?
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Cold brew coffee – it is so much more than chilled coffee.
Cold Drip vs. Cold Brew
|Cold Drip Coffee||Cold Brew Coffee|
|ROASTING||lightly roasted coffee beans||lightly roasted coffee beans|
|GRINDING DEGREE||medium ground coffee beans||coarsely ground coffee beans|
|AMOUNT OF WATER||100-150 g of coffee powder to 1 litre of water||100-200 g of coffee powder to 1 litre of water|
|BREWING TIME||up to 10h||10 to 24h|
|LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY||complex manufacturing process||simple manufacturing process|
|GENERAL||The water is only in contact with the coffee for a certain period of time.||Water is in direct contact with the ground coffee throughout the entire process.|
|ACIDITY||approx. 69 percent less acidity than your typical coffee brewed with hot water||approx. 67 percent less acidity than your typical coffee brewed with hot water|
|BITTERNESS||less bitters than coffee brewed using hot water||less bitters than coffee brewed using hot water|
|ANTIOXIDANTS||significantly more antioxidants than traditionally brewed coffee||significantly more antioxidants than traditionally brewed coffee|
|FLAVOR||intense, complex taste; light body||light taste, rich body|
|AROMA||more coffee aromas and flavors than coffee brewed at high temperatures||more coffee aromas and flavors than coffee brewed at high temperatures|
|SHELF LIFE||up to 2 weeks (applies to home-made coffee)||up to 2 weeks (applies to home-made coffee)|
A Piece of Coffee History: Cold Drip Coffee
Cold brew and cold drip coffee are also referred to as ‘Dutch Coffee’. This term dates back to the 17th century. During that time, Dutch commercial travellers did not always have the opportunity to brew their own hot coffee on their journeys through Asia. As a result, they developed these methods of coffeemaking.
By doing so, they did not have to do without coffee. They could even pre-produce it in large quantities and carry it with them wherever they went. Because cold brewed coffee can be stored and savored for up to two weeks.
Cold brewed coffee also contains less acids and bitter substances than coffee brewed at high temperatures. Therefore, it is not only a source of energy but also serves as a delicious and refreshing ice-cold drink.