OMG!!! Cold Brew Coffee!!! Where has this wonderful elixir been all of my life? I have now discovered it. It has become a part of my daily life. How did I ever get along without it?
I don’t know about you, but this is a rather new discovery for me. I tried it once sometime prior to the pandemic and don’t remember liking it all that well. I was a Cold Brew newbie. Just not sophisticated enough to appreciate the true value of these delicious steeped coffee beans. Now I am an enlightened being and have come to fully appreciate the many different forms and variations that fall into the world of Cold Brew.
Is this a new concoction? Did some millineal invent this? Where did it come from? Believe it or not a simple Google search informed me that it’s been around since the 1600s when Dutch traders would make a big batch for long sea voyages. The French drank it in Algeria while fighting battles in the dessert. So, it has obviously been around for a while. Who has been keeping this a secret? What pesky conspiracy theory can we blame for this historical omission? I don’t know, but if I ever find out, I will give a stern talking to them.
Some of the good news includes that it is higher in caffeine and lower in acidity. That way coffee lovers (Yes, I am guilty!) can enjoy a major caffeine blast without blasting the tummy. Win, Win.
I have even found Cold Brew Coffee in pod forms that are easy to enjoy. Of course I wouldn’t want to leave these sitting for too long in the basement. I am not sure what type of alien would hatch from this pod, but it would be a very alert and caffeinated critter.
This delectable beverage can be served either hot or cold and yes, I have been known to combine both. Personally, I enjoy adding chocolate and cinnamon every chance I get. If you are tired of mixing cocktails, come up with your own creations involving Cold Brew Coffee. It’s very exciting and the more you make the more alert you are for your busy day!
The possibilities are endless! Yes, I know I should really drink more green tea. It is so much healthier. But nothing is as much fun or creative as a barrel full of Cold Brew Coffee!
Until next time.….