8 Impressive benefits of cold-brew coffee
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Iced coffee is cool, but have you tried cold-brew coffee? Cold-brewed coffee is becoming more and more popular among coffee lovers, not only because of its real refreshing taste, but also because of its many benefits.
According to recent researches, cold brew coffee has become more popular among younger drinkers and it’s the fastest-growing coffee drink growing year over year by 4.62%. As the cold brew coffee drink is continuing to trend upwards, we will present you with 8 impressive benefits of this drink that will delight you.
1. A simple way of making it even for beginners.
People usually think that it is difficult to make cold brew coffee. The truth is that it is very easy to make this beverage even if you are an absolute beginner in making coffee. You just have to add cold water over ground coffee and let it sit for a day. Filter later and you are done.
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2. It saves time - it's perfect for non-morning people.
Even if you are a morning person, we are all sometimes lazy to make coffee. Not only that but making coffee, (manually or using a coffee maker) makes us spend a certain amount of our precious time every morning. If you are late for work, the least of your worries is the need to make coffee. For making cold-brew coffee, simply combine the grounds with water, then let it steep overnight, or wait at least 12 hours. However, that’s all you’ll have to do. Go to sleep and your fresh coffee drink will be ready once you’re up. This is not the case with regular coffee drinks. Unlike other coffee drinks, a cold brew coffee is always waiting in the morning, just grab it and you’re ready to go!
3. Brewing is quiet.
Speaking of morning people, if you are one of them, surely someone from your family is not. Making coffee can make annoying sounds and wake up your family. Some coffee makers are just too noisy and may even ruin your mood. And what is the benefit of cold brew coffee? Well, pouring a glass of cold brew won't wake up anyone! Besides, no fancy equipment is required.
4. Cold-brew coffee improves your mood
Generally speaking, caffeine acts as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant – and that’s why people usually consume it. They want to feel more energetic and improve their mood. Therefore, the caffeine in cold brew coffee will surely improve your mood.
Also, one survey with office workers suggests that consuming caffeine with ornithine (an amino acid involved in protein metabolism, found in foods such as dairy products and meat, and which can be synthesized in the body) in the morning had a positive effect on self-reported mood (especially reducing “feelings of fatigue”, and increasing “willingness to work”, and “vigor”) in the late afternoon.
Therefore, if you consume a cup of cold brew coffee before work, you’ll be in a better mood, you may improve working memory and alertness, and you will do your job the best possible way.
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5. It gives you the right caffeine kick.
Cold brew coffee has just enough caffeine to boost you with energy in the morning. If you are worried about the dose of caffeine, read the following. In hot brewed coffee, the heat extracts more caffeine, but cold brew is made by steeping ground coffee beans in cold or room temperature water for 8–24 hours. This means that compared to regular hot coffee, cold brew is lower in caffeine. Still, the caffeine amount can vary based on many factors, for example the coffee-to-water ratio.
6. Amazing health benefits.
Did you know that drinking cold coffee can have many benefits for your health? Consuming cold-brewed coffee will speed up your metabolism and increase the rate of fat burning in your body. This is great if would like to lose weight this season! In addition, cold brew coffee reduces the risk of heart disease, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of depression, and improves brain function. Isn't this fantastic?
7. Cold brew coffee may even lengthen your life.
Some studies claim that cold brew coffee may even lengthen your life. How? Coffee reduces your risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and increases insulin sensitivity. According to surveys, the beneficial health effects of coffee are usually attributed to its high antioxidant activity. Some antioxidants are left behind after the steeping process of making cold brew coffee. Antioxidants in coffee have anti-inflammatory effects, leading to “decreased risk of liver, metabolic and neurologic diseases.
8. No more stomach problems.
Many people give up drinking coffee just because it has a bad effect on their stomachs. This is not the case with cold coffee. In addition to bloating, regular coffee can create other problems such as minor pain, cramps, growling, or diarrhea. Unlike regular coffee drinks, cold brew coffee is known for having low acidity.
According to some tests, cold-brewed coffee can have 66% less acidity and bitterness when compared to hot coffee. This means your stomach will be less irritated or not at all. Try cold brew coffee and finally drink your favorite beverage with no issues at all! Check out our subscription box and find a perfect gadget for coffee brewing!