The latest tempest in coffee-pot amongst the coffee twitter-sphere is the question of cold-brewed coffee versus “japanese” style iced coffee. The debate was kicked off in large part by Oliver Strand’s post on the subject, http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/ristretto-i-dont-know-what-you-did-last-summer/, and involves a lot of coffee esoterica, but there are certainly substantive differences between the two styles that merit your further investigation. I encourage you to give both styles of ice coffee a try and see which one is more to your liking. And don’t forget, one variable that most people are ignoring this discussion is that cold-brew coffee is 1.5-2x more caffeinated than Japanese iced coffee.
By Alex Bernson
Which kind do you prefer? Tweet at @craftcoffee #cupofawesome and tell us!