Caffeine Wisdom: Cold Brew Vs Iced Coffee

Cold Brew

Cold Brew and Iced Coffee, similar but not the same!

Many people enjoy cold coffee options, especially in the hot Indonesian weather, from Iced Coffee to Cold Brew. Cold Brew itself has become a popular coffee choice to be enjoyed at home or in cafes. Although both are cold coffee options, it turns out they are not entirely the same. This is because Iced Coffee and Cold Brew are prepared differently

In general, Iced Coffee is coffee extracted using hot water and then immediately chilled by adding ice. Meanwhile, Cold Brew is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee powder in cold water or at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. The difference in these methods results in coffee with unique characteristics, creating a smooth, sweet, and low-acid beverage

How to make Cold Brew Concentrate?

  1. Prepare coarsely ground coffee beans
  2. Pour cold water or room temperature water into a container with the coffee
  3. Stir the coffee and water thoroughly, then cover and let it sit for 12-24 hours
  4. After steeping, you can strain the coffee, and your concentrate is ready to use!

Notes: To make cold brew concentrate, we use a 1:6 ratio

Cold Brew is known for its ability to deliver the pleasure of coffee without dominant acidity. It is an ideal choice for those seeking a smoother and sweeter alternative in a cup of coffee. One of the main reasons for its popularity is its relatively easy preparation, both at home and in coffee shops. Below is one of our favourite Cold Brew menu that you can try at home!

Cocos Cold Brew By Coffeenatics


  1. Cold Brew Concentrate 45g
  2. Coconut water 150g
  3. Simple Syrup 30g (with a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar)

How to Make:

  1. Pour 150g of Coconut Water
  2. Add 30g of Simple Syrup, then add ice according to your taste
  3. Add 45g of Concentrate Cold Brew

By making concentrate at home, you can create various menus according to your taste. Did you know that Coffeenatics has coffee beans specially crafted for Cold Brew? Visit us on Tokopedia!