My current favorite after lunch pick me up… Perfect for summers or the super hot weather in Singapore… I’m a label freak and whenever I see the sugar content in the 3 in 1 premix coffee, it scares me. Too much sugar for 1 cup! Not forgetting the tons of stuff they add in which I can hardly pronounce. Yes, I still take my morning hot coffee, alternating 3 in 1s and the Nespresso capsules.
I’m lactose intolerant, therefore making it harder for me to be able to just head out and drink the gourmet coffees that are available. I constantly have to ask if they can make my coffee with soy milk, or if they have lactose free milk available. In the USA, most shops have dairy free options as the education on food and nutrition is easily available there. In Singapore, not much. I’ve asked a few coffee places, and most of them tell me, “Sorry Miss, we are not Starbucks.” But… your prices are almost like Starbucks, so what is it that you are saying that Starbucks has and you don’t?
Omg, that was rant-y. Ok, so I came across the idea of making cold brew coffee, which is suppose to be more beneficial and gentler on the stomach. The reason people use hot water to brew coffee, is because it accelerates the process and gets you on the go, fast. The heat also causes the coffee to become more acidic, which gives the coffee a distinct taste that coffee lovers enjoy.
If you notice, more coffee shops in the USA are starting to cold brew their coffee, and more products are being created for the cold brewer in mind.
Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee:
- Easy to make.
Try out the recipe I post below and you’ll see why.
- Less acidic – better for your body.
We all know how acidity is bad for the body, especially when you are dealing with illnesses.
- Gentle on the stomach
If you have a sensitive stomach like me, this is going to work well for you.
You have a wider range of coffee to choose from. No longer limited to capsules coffee. Go for gourmet and enjoy the flavors from the variety of coffee beans available.
- Less bitter.
- Caffeine boost!
HELLO! Thats why I drink coffee. I’m sure this applies to all coffee addicts. Its like recharging your batteries.
Enjoy the recipe!
Recipe adapted from chow.com