Looking to cool off with a refreshing coffee from Dunkin’, but not quite sure of the difference between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew? To demystify this common question, our very own Jim Cleaves, Research & Development Manager here at Dunkin’, shared some expert insights on the two guest favorites.
Both Dunkin’ Iced Coffee and Cold Brew use high-quality 100% Arabica coffee beans and are freshly brewed every day. However, each beverage’s unique brewing process and signature flavor profile is what sets them apart.
Dunkin’ Original Blend Iced Coffee has been beloved for many years. It’s brewed with double the amount of coffee, cooled and then poured over ice. This process, called double brewing, ensures that every cup of Iced Coffee’s freshness and rich flavor is never compromised at the expense of serving it cold. The result is a lively, balanced coffee with hints of nuts and caramel.
Dunkin’ Cold Brew was first introduced in 2016 and quickly became popular among guests. Our Cold Brew is crafted by hand in small batches, prepared by steeping a special dark roast blend of coffee in cold water for twelve hours. This longer process extracts a uniquely distinctive flavor from the beans, delivering a rich, smooth coffee with an inherently sweeter flavor reminiscent of dark chocolate. Cold brew is delicious when enjoyed black, or can be customized with flavors, dairy or sweetener just the way you like it.
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