Why Cold Brew Coffee Is Smoother Than Hot Drip Coffee
You've probably seen plenty of hype about cold brewed coffee. It has become increasingly popular in recent years: National coffee chains have added it to their menus, and Potbelly and IHOP recently announced they are adding Cold Brewed Coffee milkshakes to their menus. People love the smooth, bold taste.
But many people might not realize how cold brewed coffee is different from iced coffee. It's brewed in a slow, crafted process where beans are coarsely ground and then steeped in cold water for hours before the grounds are filtered out. The result is a rich concentrated syrup with extra caffeine and about 70% less acidity. Unlike hot brewed coffee which often has a bitter, acidic flavor, cold brewed coffee is amazingly smooth.
Colorado Legacy Coffee Co. offers Morning Moonshine cold brewed coffee concentrate that has been carefully roasted and brewed right here in Grand Junction. Owners Dan and Roni have been roasting coffee for more than 25 years. They decided to move their operations from Oregon to Grand Junction after their motorhome broke down here, allowing them to meet some great local people and appreciate the need for a good cup of coffee in Grand Junction.
They spend 24 to 48 hours on each batch of cold brew, with fresh cold brew being made daily. The concentrate can be poured over water/milk and ice, or made into mochas and frappes.