Cold Brew or Iced Coffee?

Cold Brew or Iced Coffee?


So, you're standing in line at your favorite coffee shop, trying to decide between a refreshing cold brew or a classic iced coffee. What's the difference anyway? And while we're at it, how does an iced latte or a frappuccino fit into the mix?

Umm, let's break it down in a way that's as cool as your drink of choice.☀️🍭🏖️

What's the Deal with Cold Brew?

Cold brew is like the mysterious rebel of the coffee world. It's made by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water for an extended period, usually around 12-24 hours. The result? A smooth, rich, and less acidic coffee concentrate that's perfect for sipping on a hot day. It's like the James Dean of the coffee scene - cool, smooth, and a little bit edgy.❣️

Try to do these experiments: grind the light- medium roasted beans to "drip" setting, cold brew it for 12 hours and see the flavor changing..... or, use medium-dark roast, add couple of fresh lime drops as a finishing touch,  and see how you like this Sicilian charm. 

And Iced Coffee?

On the other hand, iced coffee is like the reliable best friend you can always count on. It's brewed hot and then poured over ice to chill quickly. The flavor is more similar to a traditional hot coffee, but with that refreshing chill factor. It's like your favorite cozy sweater - familiar, comforting, and always there when you need it.❣️

Let's Talk Iced Lattes and Frappuccinos

Now, where do iced lattes and frappuccinos fit into this icy equation?

An iced latte is made with espresso and cold milk, poured over ice for a creamy and caffeinated treat. It's like the sophisticated cousin of iced coffee, with a touch of elegance and a whole lot of flavor.❣️

And then there's the frappuccino - the fun-loving, blended beverage that's more like a dessert in a cup. With a base of coffee, milk, and ice, blended with various flavors and topped with whipped cream, it's the ultimate indulgence on a hot day. It's like the life of the party - sweet, playful, and always a good time.❣️


Don't Miss out Kyoto Cold Brew ( Japanese Iced Coffee)

This brewing method originates from Kyoto, Japan. 

It is an unique and traditional way of making cold coffee, distinguished by its slow, meticulous brewing process, and an elegant way to enjoy cold coffee.

The coffee is brewed by slowly dripping cold water over coffee grounds, using a specialized apparatus called a Kyoto dripper or cold drip tower.

The slow drip method allows for a more nuanced extraction of flavors, resulting in a complex and refined taste, smooth, rich and less acidic flavor compared to traditional hot-brewed coffee.❣️

Summer is here, and it's time to grab a cold drink and soak up the sun!☀️

What will you choose? 

                                                                        Café la Maison J.




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