At Java House, any coffee drink you enjoy will be madewith cold brewed coffee, whether it be a hot or iced coffee, latte, frappe, or cappuccino. You may be wondering, “what is cold brew coffee?” and “If it’s cold brew, how can it be served hot?”. Here is a breakdown of how cold brew coffee is made, why it’s better than hot brewed coffee, and how you can enjoy our cold brew at our stores or at home.
What is Cold Brew?
Cold brew coffee is brewed using time, rather than temperature, in order to extract coffee from ground beans into water. Instead of brewing coffee with hot water in a matter of minutes, ground coffee is steeped in cold water for typically 12-24 hours. At Java House, we then make our cold brew into a concentrate, which can be added to hot or cold water or milk in order to create hot and iced coffees as well as espresso-style drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, and americanos.
Why is Cold Brew Better?
Cold brewing coffee produces a smoother, sweeter, and less acidic product than hot brewed coffee. Without hot water scorching the coffee grounds, the flavors are extracted into the water without compromising the quality of the end result. Cold brew coffee can also be made into a concentrate (as we do at Java House), and used in a variety of ways.
How Can I Enjoy Cold Brew at Home?
While you can certainly make your own cold brew at home or stop by one of our locations for a cup, Java House also offers several products that allow you to enjoy cold brew at home. Our pods and bottled concentrate are a great way to quickly make a cup of hot or iced cold brew or even a latte. If iced cold brew is your thing, we have cold brew on tap. Now that you’re caught up on the magic of cold brew, never settle for hot brewed coffee again.