Keeping it cool with cold brew

HISTORY OF COLD BREW

It may seem like cold brew has only recently taken over the world, but its origins are deeply rooted in the history of coffee. One of the earliest recorded cold brew coffee is the Kyoto-style coffee and it dates back to the 1600s. As the story goes, Dutch traders are known to make cold brew coffee concentrate to take on long voyages so they could enjoy coffee aboard their ship. 

When Dutch traders reached Japan, coffee gained popularity and the Japanese developed their own brewing methods. In Kyoto, they use cold tea brewing techniques for their coffee and there you have it, cold brew coffee.

Because of its concentration levels, cold brew coffee became a popular and efficient way of producing hot coffee across the continents. By the 1800s, cold brew coffee had spread throughout Europe, America and Asia. The rest is history.

 

BENEFITS OF COLD BREW

 

Smoother, Less Acidic

  • Heat is not present at all in the process of making cold brew, so the flavour tends to be smoother and less acidic. For this reason, those who have sensitive stomachs or suffer from acid reflux generally tolerate cold brew better. 

Mood Boost

  • Along with boosting your alertness and cognitive performance, the stimulant is shown to enhance your mood. Additionally, cold brew has proven to be especially effective for older adults and sleep deprived individuals. 

No-Frills Brewing

  • In addition to the various health benefits, cold brew uses an incredibly manageable brewing method. While other coffee types involve extensive, expensive kits and ingredients, cold brew is like a “set-and-forget” type of brew. The best thing of all, one brew can typically lasts about one entire week, so there is no need to make a new brew everyday.

WHAT EXACTLY IS COLD BREW TEA?

 

Cold-brewed tea is tea that is steeped in cold water for about 12 hours, breaking out the nitrogen to achieve the smooth, sweet flavour that cold brew is so famous for. Cold water extracts more slowly and selectively, producing a simpler and more refined extract and does not change the original flavour substances as much. They are chemically different from their hot counterparts, so they tend to contain less caffeine and acid.

WHAT ABOUT COLD BREW COFFEE?

 

Cold Brew is originally an American drink, known for its refreshing and naturally energizing aspects. It is made by infusing ground coffee in cold water for about 12h. This natural procedure means all of the coffee’s organoleptic and aromatic properties are extracted. The aromatic strength and the originality of its profile have made this drink an unmissable member of the coffee world for the past few years. An authentic blend of Arabica coffee, very lightly sweetened, MONIN Cold Brew Concentrate is ideal for creating genuine Cold Brews, either flavoured or nonflavoured.