How will “cold brewed” coffee differ from traditional hot-water extraction methods?

2018-04-08 01:35:40

Generally speaking, what do "cold brewed" methods hope to achieve compared to the more traditional hot-water methods of extraction?

Does the amount of caffeine vary between hot brewed and cold brewed coffee?

What about the other compounds such as Salicylic acid, phenolic acids, and amino acids?

Cold Brew Coffee - A Brief look at Flavor Profiles

My company builds flavor profiling and quality control tools for the craft beverage industry, using machine learning, data science, and analytical chemistry - let's use some of our 20,000+ coffee reviews to answer this question with data.

It has been claimed for some time that cold brew as a method of extracting coffee only exists to minimize the amount of acidity in the flavor profile. This is only a third of the story, and may not be true for the coffee you brew or consume!

So what is the full story? Read on!

Acidity in Cold Brewed vs Hot Brewed Coffee

These two beautiful graphs show the difference in sour &

  • Cold Brew Coffee - A Brief look at Flavor Profiles

    My company builds flavor profiling and quality control tools for the craft beverage industry, using machine learning, data science, and analytical chemistry - let's use some of our 20,000+ coffee reviews to answer this question with data.

    It has been claimed for some time that cold brew as a method of extracting coffee only exists to minimize the amount of acidity in the flavor profile. This is only a third of the story, and may not be true for the coffee you brew or consume!

    So what is the full story? Read on!

    Acidity in Cold Brewed vs Hot Brewed Coffee

    These two beautiful graphs show the difference in sour & acidity in cold Vs hot brewed coffee. The graphs show that hot brewed coffee has a much larger range in the perception of acidity - and is on average more acidic than its cold brewed counter part.

    Differences in Average Flavor Profile

    But what about the rest of the flavor profile? Are people really planning to c

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