This weekend, La Selva Coffee is releasing a brand new product on our website, on Snackmagic, and on Faire: Café Frígido! Our Café Frígido is a fresh roasted, specialty blend created for Cold Brew Coffee lovers! In your glass you will taste a rich, dark roast that is perfect for sweet cream and a caramel macchiato drizzle and contains no additives, artificial coloring/flavoring, just 100% coffee. Poured over ice, this unique blend makes the perfect, most satisfying cup that will be sure to cool you down on a hot day or give you that midday pick-me-up!
This brings us to the question: Why cold brew?
Reason #1: Lower in acidity. According to a study done by Toddy, cold brew coffee is over 67% less acidic than hot brewed coffee. This means no more post-coffee stomach aches. The drip brewing method of hot coffee tends to be much more acidic, resulting in unwanted stomach aches. Cold brew coffee is great for those who suffer from sensitive stomachs, indigestion, heartburn, ulcers, and even acid reflux due to its less acidic results.
Reason #2: Sweeter, smoother, and overall delicious. It offers an energizing dose of caffeine without the acidity and bitterness that you get from brewing hot coffee. Because the coffee grounds aren’t exposed to higher temperatures, cold brew coffee usually tastes more flavorful and less bitter.
Reason #3: Extra caffeine kick. Thanks to the long steeping process, cold brew’s coffee-to-water ratio is reckoned to be approximately 1:60. This compares with the usual drip coffee ratio of around 1:20.
Reason #4: Antioxidants. Coffee is reputedly the best beverage for anti-aging effects thanks to its antioxidants, which help protect skin from harmful chemicals. Antioxidants help reduce the risk of a slew of health concerns, including cancer, cell damage, and arthritis. Cold brew is helping keep your skin moisturized and supple as well as ensuring your body has the antioxidants it needs!
Reason #5: Mental and physical boost. In addition to being absolutely delicious, cold brew has been shown to enhance your mood as well as your physical performance. Caffeine is a stimulant, which has both mental benefits and physical benefits. When you consume caffeine, the production of adrenaline and noradrenaline naturally increase, resulting in increased physical performance. It makes you feel more focused, energized, and ready to tackle your day!
Reason #6: Overall health and mental acuity. Cold brew coffee has been proven to be good for your health due to its ability to burn body fat, increase insulin sensitivity, and decrease the risk of dementia, heart diseases, cell damage, and type-2 diabetes. Additionally, the caffeine found in cold brew has been shown to increase cognitive function. The bio active compounds found in cold brew can reduce cognitive deficits, as well as improve motor function.
Reason #7: Free-radical fighting properties. Cold brew coffee contains more free-radical fighting chemicals than other caffeine-rich drinks such as tea. Free-radicals cause certain cancers, so the less, the better.