Iced Coffee vs Cold-Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee and Iced Coffee have more differences than you may know. Learn what makes cold brew coffee stand out from the rest.

Whether you enjoy your coffee at a restaurant or at home, the terms cold brew coffee and iced coffee are seen on menus and bottles across the world. However, what is the difference between the two? It may be more than you know! From brewing to flavor, acidity and caffeine, cold brew coffee provides a unique coffee experience to iced coffee.

Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee

Cold brew refers to the process of preparing the coffee, not the temperature of the final product. At That Cold Stuff, our organic beans are coarsely ground and soaked in room temperature water for hours to ensure the best and most flavorful cold brew coffee experience. The result? A super-smooth, less acidic, and highly caffeinated coffee that can be served hot or cold.

Iced coffee is brewed using hot water to extract flavor (resulting in a hot cup of coffee) which is then poured over ice – think flavour dilution.

Brewing Methods

Cold brew is brewed by soaking coffee beans in cold or room-temperature water for 12 hours minimum to extract sugars, oils and caffeine.

Iced coffee uses hot water to extract flavor (resulting in a hot cup of coffee) which is then poured over ice.

Acidity & Flavor

Cold brew contains half the acidity (due to its brewing method) resulting in a better taste that is easier on the stomach. The end product is smooth and bold.

Iced coffee yields a thinner taste due to the melting ice.


Cold brew can be served hot or cold, with a splash of milk, as an ingredient or enjoyed straight.

Iced coffee can be served over ice.

Why That Cold Stuff?

More Flavor

That Cold Stuff`s Cold-Brew coffee has a smoothness that’s unlike any other.

Less Acidity

You will likely find that high-quality cold-brew is easier on your stomach and less prone to stain your teeth. That’s because That Cold Stuff’s coffee has around half the acidity of traditional coffee.

Increased Caffeine

Fuel your day with a stronger coffee and a buzz that won’t leave you jittery. That Cold Stuff contains approximately 240mg of caffeine per pouch undiluted. 

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