Iced coffee vs. hot coffee (types, when/where,why it’s right for you)

Hot coffee has remained the most traditional caffeinated drink, but recently iced coffee has proved to be a growing competitor. It is still a widely debated topic in the coffee world but many have highlighted the benefits of drinking iced coffee, even in the middle of winter. Let’s take a look at some of the pros of each so that you can make your own educated decision at the end.

On the flip side, there are many advocates for iced coffee. Cold coffee drinks are typically served in larger sizes, giving you more caffeine and more to sip on. One trick is to order your iced coffee with “light ice” to prevent diluting the coffee. One of the major benefits of drinking iced coffee is the reduction in acidity. Compared to hot coffee, iced coffee has about 67% less acid. Less acidity means that the coffee will be less bitter, healthier, more flavorful, and sit better in your stomach. Although spilling iced coffee on yourself may ruin your outfit for the day, it is much more pleasant than spilling steaming hot coffee. Research on drinking iced coffee has shown that it can decrease your chances of a heart attack as well. Iced coffee also tends to have a smoother flavor that many people prefer.It is easy to drink and can be modified to meet your personal tastes.

Coffee Break – Conclusion

So, which side will you take? Regardless of your preferences, both hot and iced coffee have some tremendous health benefits. When consumed in moderation, coffee can help reduce depression, lower risk for diabetes, improve workouts, and give your brain a healthy boost. Split Rock Coffee offers a hot coffee that is much lower in acidity than most. Try out our dark roast and be amazed by the smoothness and high quality flavor!

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