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    Is cold brew really better than iced coffee? Which one do you prefer?

    I just came to LA from Guatemala, up on the mountain where I do my work.
    there, it is 45F in the morning and 70F when it is really hot in the afternoon. A perfect weather.

    here is LA? when I wake up it is 70F!!!!! hovering around 85 to 92F now. Darn it.

    anyway, normally I make cold brew in summer time, not iced coffee (well... our fridge ice-machine broken few years back).

    what about you guys? which drink do you prefer and why?

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    I prefer when making cold coffee to make it Japanese/Flash Brewed... it keeps the acidity in the cup and much more complex than cold brew.

    https://crema-coffee.com/brewing-guide-iced-coffee

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    In these days without AC definitely cold/iced coffee especially iced latte. But sometimes in front of the AC a warm coffee could still be nice.

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    I Prefer Iced Coffee.

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    I like both. coldbrew is very good and stronger but sometimes places run out of it by the time you get to ordering it. I've made cold brew at home by taking the starbucks coffee packets from hotel rooms. Bring it home and put 2 of them in a whole pitcher of water overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inck243 View Post
    I like both. coldbrew is very good and stronger but sometimes places run out of it by the time you get to ordering it. I've made cold brew at home by taking the starbucks coffee packets from hotel rooms. Bring it home and put 2 of them in a whole pitcher of water overnight.
    good point. for me, I like to drink Nitro brew, but in the afternoon, it is always OUT.
    I just wonder why they don't make enough to serve all day long....

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    To me its difficult to answer this question because I like both type of coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afsana View Post
    To me its difficult to answer this question because I like both type of coffee.
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........... cold brew and iced coffee is like my two kids.
    I love them both 1000% same but honestly I like one bit more than the other, ha ha ha.
    I think cold brew vs iced coffee is same kind of analogy?!

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    I just started supplying a brewery with coffee for cold brew. They are cold brewing coffee in small stainless steel craft brew (beer) barrels and then putting it through their draught system (with nitrogen). The nitrogen does make it creamy




    My issues with iced coffee.
    1. Isn't it much too diluted ?
    2. Does pouring hot coffee onto ice not add an element of bitterness ?
    3. It isn't exactly cold but closer to luke warm

    I can see why shops may prefer ice coffee to cold brew. Cold brew takes planning. Ice coffee is easier operationally as you don't have to account for another sku in inventory
    Last edited by wmark; 11-09-2019 at 09:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmark View Post
    2. Does pouring hot coffee onto ice not add an element of bitterness ?
    wallace, i guess that you are refering to regular brewed hot coffee onto ice, right?
    In summer time, I love to make Japanese style iced coffee with very good beans. I do enjoy way more than cold brew because of its refined tastes.

 

 
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