Iced coffee in a small glass

What's the difference between cold brew and iced coffee

Did it confuse you as well when you saw 'cold brew' and 'iced coffee' together on the menu? Both cold and both come with ice - so what's the difference?

Here at Lyger, we think it's vital to note that while cold brew is cold coffee, it's definitely not iced coffee. Of course, there's also no 'one is better than the other', but cold brew and iced coffee are certainly made differently and have their own distinct tastes. Keep reading to know more about them!

 Cold brew coffee with morning cup

Cold Brew vs Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is quite simply regularly brewed coffee served over ice. The method of making this cool caffeinated drink is quick and easy. All you have to do is brew coffee like you usually do, let it cool down, and then pour it over ice. Of course, this method dilutes the coffee, which is why coffee-drinkers would double up the amount of ground coffee to make sure that the ice won't water down your cold cuppa. Another brilliant idea is to use coffee ice cubes to double up the flavour! 

As for cold brew coffee, the method isn't as simple as iced coffee. Unlike with iced coffee, what makes cold brew tasty is by letting the coarse ground coffee sit in cold water for at least twelve hours. Basically, the longer the coffee is steeped in the water, the stronger the flavour. Since cold brew tends to be stronger in flavour, serving it with ice is definitely not a problem!

Cold brew coffee is smooth and often has a rounded, unique flavour. It's super easy to make at home and is pretty flexible. It can even be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, making iced coffee convenient over the next few days. 

Barista pouring cold brew coffee into a glass bowl

The takeaway...

There's a lot to love about iced coffee and cold brew coffee. You can explore different cold brew methods or recipes and mix them with other blends. Whatever cold caffeinated drink you love, always start out using freshly roasted, high-quality coffee. You don't have any fancy coffee machine? We've got good news! Lyger Coffee is actually premium brewed coffee that you can prepare instantly whether you are a novice in coffee-making or not.

The best thing? You can enjoy it any time of the day, any day of the week, whether you are in a hurry or not. Just like cold brew and iced coffee, Lyger coffee can help you feel relaxed, refreshed and even bring out your inner barista! So grab your mini cups here and try out different iced coffee drinks that you can enjoy this coming summer season!

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