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What are the benefits of drinking cold brew coffee vs. hot coffee?

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Cold Brew Coffee Benefits: Is Cold Brew Coffee Good for You?

The snow is finally gone, the temperatures are rising and it’s time to trade in your coat for sunglasses and sandals. It’s also time for a lot of coffee drinkers to change the temperature of their morning joe, unless you like to drink iced coffee all year round. No matter how you like your coffee, we can all agree that it’s the only thing on this planet that’s truly perfect. But when the temperature of our coffee changes, do the health benefits change too?

Is cold brew coffee good for you? More specifically, does cold brew have more health benefits than hot coffee? That’s a question coffee connoisseurs have asked since cold brew came onto the scene and changed the way people consume their morning fix.

The short answer? The benefits of cold brew are essentially the same as those of hot coffee, but there is one main difference.

There have been hundreds and hundreds of studies on the health benefits of coffee, but these usually focus on when it’s served hot. There hasn’t been a ton of research on cold brew coffee benefits vs. hot coffee, but let’s take a look at what we know.

Both hot and cold coffee are full of antioxidants, whether you buy them for enjoying at home every morning or tote a mug of your favorite organic coffee along with you all day. Coffee reduces the risk of many diseases, helps us perform better athletically and can stop headaches. But the biggest difference between hot and cold coffee is acidity.

Hot coffee can be highly acidic (unless you’re drinking Death Wish Coffee) and throw off your body’s pH levels. If you’re someone who suffers from acid reflux or a sensitive stomach, hot brew can cause discomfort and might not be your best option. On the other hand, one of the biggest cold brew benefits is that it’s less acidic because of the unique way it’s made, thus making it a better option for people who have acid reflux.

Another of the cold brew coffee benefits you might not have thought about is that because it’s less acidic, it’s smoother-tasting, so you may find yourself reaching for cream and sugar less and less, which has its own health benefits.

Interesting in experiencing these cold brew benefits for yourself? It’s simple enough to whip up a batch at home, but it takes a lot of time. A quicker alternative is our premium canned cold brew, which delivers the same extra kick of caffeine as our hot coffee. Death Wish Coffee Cold Brew iced coffee comes in two varieties: Just Black and Slightly Sweet. Give it a try and experience the smoothest, boldest cold brew around. 

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Related: Why is iced coffee more expensive than hot coffee?