Is Cold Brew Coffee Healthier? Previous Claims Might Not Be True

is cold brew coffee healthier

Is cold brew coffee healthier than all of the other ways to brew coffee?

If you believe the marketers, cold brew coffee is lower in acidity and overall a much healthier drink than coffee brewed by traditional methods.

cold brew coffee healthier than regular coffee

Cold brew coffee is one of the hottest (reverse pun?) trending categories in the coffee industry. 

Brewers are feeding the frenzy by making claims that cold brewing coffee reduces the acidity of the final brew, thus making it a much healthier drink compared to coffee brewed with hot water. 

Is Cold Brew Coffee A Healthier Alternative?

Researchers at Jefferson University in Philadelphia  report that the pH of both cold brew and hot brewed coffee falls in the same range.

Between 4.85 and 5.13 using light-roasted coffees from Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia, Myanmar, and Mexico.

The researchers also use recipes that would be similar to coffee brewed in most households. 

Furthermore, Hot-Brewed Coffee Has More...

The research also reported that hot-brewed coffee contained more of the anti-oxidants that are believed to be a benefit to our health.  

One of the researchers, Megan Fuller stated the following:

"Coffee has a lot of antioxidants, and if you drink it in moderation, research shows it can be pretty good for you, we found the hot brew has more antioxidant capacity.”

Research has shown that hot-brewed coffee does have measurable health benefits, including lower risk of some cancers, diabetes and depression.

Drink Cold Brew Because You Like It

Even if cold brewed coffee doesn't have the stated health benefits it still tastes good.

Although cold brew coffee might not have as many anti-oxidants as traditionally brewed coffee it still has some of those health improving acids.

Besides, this report isn't the end-all-be-all.

There might be a new report in the future that shows other health benefits of cold brewed coffee.

If you like the way cold brewed coffee tastes than drink up! 

You can read the full article on Jefferson University website by clicking the button below.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Let us know what you think about cold brew coffee. Is cold brew coffee a fad or will it stand the test of time.

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