You’d be forgiven for thinking iced coffee and cold brew are one and the same — but you’d be mistaken.
While iced coffee is simply regular coffee that has been cooled over ice, cold brew is made in an entirely different process — that is, without heat.
Cold brew is created simply by steeping ground coffee beans in cold or room-temperature water for between 12 and 24 hours.
Not only does this create a less bitter taste, it also has a little-known health benefit: cold-brew is far less acidic than regular coffee, meaning it aggravates the lining of the gut much less.
It’s for this reason that personal trainer, intermittent fasting advocate, and author of “The 2 Meal Day” Max Lowery only drinks cold brew.