How to heat cold-brew coffee without it getting bitter?
Hey there, coffee lovers! Are you a cold brew fan but sometimes crave a hot cup of joe? No problem! You can heat your cold brew coffee without sacrificing that smooth, rich flavor. And, of course, if you want the best cold brew to start with, you can go right with Grady's Cold Brew. Our New Orleans-style blend is made with 100% Arabica beans, chicory, and spices, resulting in a naturally sweet and flavorful coffee.
So, how do you heat up your cold brew without it getting bitter? First, it's important to remember that cold brew is less acidic than regular hot coffee, which is one of the reasons it tastes so smooth. However, when you heat up a cold brew, the low acidity can sometimes taste bitter. To avoid this, there are a few simple tricks you can try.
First, add a splash of milk or cream to your cold brew before heating it up. This will help to round out the flavor and smooth out any bitterness. Also, add a pinch of salt to your cold brew before heating it up. The salt can actually help to balance out the flavors and reduce any bitterness.
Another option is to heat your cold brew in small increments rather than all at once. This will allow you to better control the temperature and prevent the coffee from getting too hot, which can lead to a bitter taste. You can also heat up your cold brew in a saucepan on the stove rather than in the microwave, as this will allow you to control the temperature.
You can BREW it hot too
One of the great things about our Bean Bags is their versatility. You can use them in your drip coffee maker without the need for a paper filter. Simply place the bag in the coffee maker and let it brew. They can make up to 64 ounces (8 cups) of coffee this way and is perfect for those busy mornings when you need a quick caffeine fix.
Grady's Bean Bags are also great for camping trips. All you need to do is heat up some water over a fire or camping stove (hot, but not boiling) and drop in a Bean Bag or two. Let it steep for a minute and you'll have a delicious cup of coffee to enjoy while in the great outdoors (*our Bean Bags are fully composable).
And, of course, the key to a delicious hot cup of cold brew is to start with a high-quality product. Grady's Cold Brew is brewed for 20 hours to develop rich flavors with low acidity and is made with a unique blend of spices and chicory to give it that classic New Orleans-style flavor. So if you want a hot cup of cold brew that's smooth, rich, and flavorful, give Grady's Cold Brew a try!
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