The quintessential drink, after water, is the famous coffee, which offers countless benefits such as reducing the risk of serious diseases. In the height of summer there may be many people who find hot coffee overwhelming. But there is a very refreshing alternative: cold or iced coffee.

He coffee It is the second most consumed drink in the world, only behind water. Some figures indicate that, daily, some 2 billion cups. Those are many cups of coffee.

But what happens when summer comes? With fairly high temperatures, do you still crave a coffee?

Although there are many people who stay true to good hot coffee, there is a most appealing alternative in the middle of July and it is cold or iced coffee.

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This can be a more refreshing substitute, but keep in mind that it may not provide the same benefits as standard coffee, since temperature influences its properties.

Drinking 3 cups of normal coffee a day, you would reduce the risk of serious conditions like cancer or neurological diseases. But what benefits does iced coffee have on the body?

What does science say about coffee? There are some tips that will allow you to prepare the best coffee and decide how best to do it at home.

Benefits of drinking cold coffee

Like hot coffee, iced coffee is a power source extremely important, that remains despite the temperature change.

Currently, consumers are more demanding in terms of the quality of coffee, since there are infinite types and ways of preparing it, which is why many decide to experiment and travel through an experience full of flavor.

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However, many questions remain about the positive qualities of iced coffee. Here are some:

It allows appreciate aromas and flavors more intensely, while coffee, when heated, loses many of the nuances of the initial seed. its lower acidity It contributes to your tooth enamel being less damaged, as well as being a good digestive and much less bitter. It is a good way to hydrate on very hot days and you can drink instantly, since you don’t have to wait for it to cool down.

Since the 15th century we consume roasted and ground coffee. If you want to remain faithful to tradition, nothing better than preparing it yourself at home. Drip coffee machines or modern capsule coffee machines, which one do you prefer?

It is ideal to consume before a workout, since it helps burn calories and reduces the chances of feeling pain. It is associated with a moment of tranquility that causes happiness and allows you to escape from problems.

How to prepare an iced coffee correctly

Although a modus operandi could be to make the coffee and then add ice to it, this is not the most appropriate way, since the amount of each ingredient would remain unbalanced and you could get quite watery.

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The ideal shape it would be to mix, in a piston coffee maker, the coffee with water of the time for a full day. The next step is to put the mixture in the fridge and let it cool for about 20 hours.

In this way, you will have an iced coffee perfectly balanced and delicious.

This article was published in Business Insider Spain by Yaiza García.