For those who aren’t well versed in coffee subcategories, all cold brews may seem the exact same. Grabbing black cold brew may seem the same as grabbing a flavored cold brew to them. However, not all cold brew is the same.

Many are actually much more unhealthy than one may think. Continue reading to find out why not all cold brews are created equal.

What is Cold Brew?

Contrary to what many may think, cold brew is not just the cold version of coffee. It is not that simple though. Generally, cold brew is brewed in a completely different way than normal coffee.

When making classic coffee at home, or in a store, steaming hot water is used to soak through the ground up coffee beans. This then takes a lot of the caffeine and flavor out of the ground beans and into your hot coffee.

Cold-brew is ground coffee beans that sit in cold water for hours and sometimes days. This takes so long because cold water does not extract the flavor and caffeine from the beans as easily.

Cold-brew has become a staple in America and many other places around the world because brewing coffee that way diminishes the acidity within it. This acidity is typically what upsets the stomachs of people with acid reflux or other ailments like it when drinking coffee.

Why are Many Store-Bought Ones Unhealthy?

Cold-brew is not always just cold brew; the store-bought bottles often have a lot of cream and sweeteners. Many large brands have bottled and marketed their cold brew but haven’t really stated what all is in their drink.

The healthiest kind of cold brew coffee is the kind that just has black coffee in it, no additives. However, this is not a flavor that appeals to many people; therefore, it is hard to market in stores.

Don’t be fooled by ‘Low Fat,’ or ‘Low Sugar’ content labels on these bottles because often there is still quite a lot of fat or sugar inside. When buying these pre-made cold brews from the store, it is best to look at the ingredients and the nutrition information. That way, you know exactly what is going into your body and are able to make healthier choices.

Corporate Coffee Systems Cold Brew

Corporate Coffee Systems version of cold brew is not like those store-bought ones. There are no added sweeteners that you don’t know about. The only sweeteners would be ones that you add yourself.

By soaking the ground coffee beans in cold water for about 24 hours, a rich flavor comes out with the same caffeine content as conventionally brewed coffee. This process also helps to bring out the natural sweetness of the coffee; that way you may not need as many artificial sweeteners added.

This is a great way to get all-natural cold brew coffee while knowing exactly what is in it. This can help each and every person to make healthier decisions while still getting their daily coffee and caffeine fix in.