Many, many people ask us about iced coffee and what type of prep method do we prefer. Frankly, if you have the time and for storage, cold brew is an excellent method because it uses time, rather than heat to extract the coffee's oils, sugars, and caffeine. Cold Brew is made without heat, which creates lower acidity for a smoother, naturally sweet taste. Iced coffee is another delicious option for a cool coffee drink. This is created like any regular hot coffee brew method. It's simply hot coffee that has been cooled down so that it can be poured over ice. Iced Coffee is brewed double strength then cooled, which creates a refreshing, lighter body and a more lasting finish.
Yet, the most important ingredient is not the method, but the coffee! Lots of people will buy their favorite flavored coffee, but if it is not freshly roasted, then you will never experience the true enjoyment of GREAT iced or cold brewed coffee. We have made a listing of some of our favorite coffees for iced or cold brewed that you can check out here, there, and here again!
The main difference in our coffee recommendations for iced or cold brew is the obvious roast level. Do you enjoy tasting the fuller bodied coffees, then choose medium/dark profiles. If you enjoying tasting the roast level with a higher caffeine content and brighter notes, the go for the light/medium roasts. No matter what, you will NEVER go wrong with our fresh roasted coffees, all 100% Arabica and all from some of the finest coffee farms worldwide.
Plus, if you enjoy home roasting your own coffee beans, here's some good reading about our Newest Products, especially our 1 lb. Custom Fresh Specialty Coffees!
Need help in trying our coffees for some cold brews or iced coffees, check out Chowhound and remember that the coffee should always be fresh roasted from RhoadsRoast Coffees...Fresh Roasted Daily for You to Enjoy the Brew!