Changed conditions today for shoppers at the Capital Region Farmers Market – due to the National Caravan Rally, EPIC is in lock down and the only access for shoppers is via Wells Station Road – off Federal Highway, or Morisset St – off Flemington Road @ Mitchell, but we are still OPEN for business as usual.
What is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold-brewed coffee is ground coffee steeped in cold water and strained
Iced coffee is generally brewed hot and then poured over ice.
The difference in flavour between the two methods is immense.
Iced coffee is a very fast process and the coffee has to be brewed stronger than standard coffee to make up for the severe dilution caused by the ice. This method tends to make for a more bitter drink, because of the intense and rapid extraction of flavour from the beans by the hot water.
Cold brew, takes a 12—24 hours but has a far gentler infusion process producing a drink of lower acidity, which is why cold brew coffee is naturally sweeter.
It can also be served over ice without such extreme dilution because it’s already cold.
For these reasons, cold brewing is generally regarded as the better method for producing cold coffee.