Over the last century, coffee has essentially taken over the world. Usually loaded with caffeine, many consider it to be on par with drugs—and yet most of the adult world drinks it daily. Coffee is delicious, rich, and gives you a much-needed kick when you’re feeling low on energy.
To supplement the world’s love for coffee, cold brew is now being sold in supermarkets around the world. No longer something you can only get at a Starbucks, cold brew is making it even easier to consume coffee on a regular basis. However, we believe this is part of the problem.
Harder to Monitor
When hot coffee was all the rage, it was a lot easier to keep track of how many cups we were drinking. Making a cup took energy. Drinking it took even more energy. As invigorating as it is, drinking a cup of hot coffee is intense.
Cold brew, however, is like a silent ninja that gets you without you even realizing it. Everything about the process is smooth and easy, from pouring yourself a cup from a fridge to drinking it like it’s chocolate milk (especially when there’s creamer involved).
In other words, it’s a lot easier to drink multiple cups of cold brew without even realizing it. Unfortunately, you’re still drinking coffee, and too much of it isn’t great for you.
Enjoy your cold brew—but make sure you monitor your intake with a bit more pep than you’re used to when drinking the hot coffee.