Food, Food Artisans

Beat the Heat & Stay on Your Feet!


When people first taste Zingerman’s Cold Brewed Coffee, they might think that we add sugar because it’s so smooth and sweet but that’s not the case. Zingerman’s Coffee Company co-owner and roaster Allen Leibowitz explains:

“This coffee has a very low level of acidity compared to a hot cup and that often leads our customers to ask if it’s been sweetened. Cold Brewed Coffee gets its sweetness by NOT using hot water. The more heat introduced in the brewing process, the more acid gets extracted. Because we use cold water, it takes a REALLY long time (about 16 hours) to extract enough of the solids that give the coffee its flavor. But that long, slow extraction process is what makes it so sweet. It also gives it a pretty high caffeine level!”

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