Cold brew coffee is coffee that has steeped for an extended period of time at room temperature.

The coffee comes out smooth and less acidic than traditional hot brews. As with most coffee trends, cold brew has seen its fair share of controversy in the industry.

Quick Answer: Can you drink cold brew coffee hot?

Cold brew coffee can be drunk hot and tastes delicious. Because of the slow and long extraction process, the coffee it produces is far less acidic and has a very different flavor from your regular hot cup of coffee.

Can You Drink Cold Brew Coffee Hot? Best Ways to Heat It

Some people love it, and some people hate it. Learn about how to heat cold brew to enjoy your favorite coffee drink hot.

Can you drink cold brew coffee hot?

As I’ve mentioned above, you can drink cold brew coffee hot and it tastes delicious.

It has a less acidic taste because of its long extraction process and will taste very different from your regular hot cup of coffee.

Cold brewing is a simple and easy way to make delicious coffee. However, drinking it cold is not always enjoyable for everybody.

You can also heat it by adding hot water or using hot milk (or cream) to your cold-brewed coffee.

Hot cold brew coffee.

If you like to try different coffees, then you should definitely try heating your cold brew coffee.

Tip: If you want to learn how to make cold brew coffee at home, you can check out this easy recipe.

Does hot cold brew coffee taste good?

Hot cold brew coffee tastes amazing. Because it’s heated, you’ll have that warming effect, but with the sweeter, less acidic, and more balanced coffee flavor that cold brew coffee has to offer.

After testing this technique for a bit, I’m starting to like the flavor. We all know that cold brew coffee tastes unique and that it doesn’t compare to any other coffee out there.

Heating it up will make for an even more interesting way to enjoy your coffee!

It’s also the perfect way to finish your batch of cold brew coffee once the temperature starts to drop and you don’t want to drink iced coffee anymore.

Does heating the cold brew affect the flavor?

Heating your cold brew coffee will leave you with a slightly different flavor compared to drinking your cold brew coffee cold like normal.

I found that heating it up will emphasize the slightly acidic flavor that is still to be found in cold brew coffee.

Although it’s far less than a regular cup of hot coffee, you’ll notice a slight change when comparing the hot and cold versions of cold brew coffee next to each other.

Furthermore, I found that heating the cold brew coffee leaves you with a hot coffee that is much more mellow, which is awesome.

When heating up cold brew coffee, you’ll get the amazing flavors from cold brew but in a hot version. It’s just great.

Which cold brew coffee can be drunk warm?

Any cold brew can be drunk warm. I’ve tested this technique with regular cold brew coffee and cold brew concentrate.

Both versions of cold brew coffee tasted delicious. As for the regular cold brew coffee, I just heated it up in a small saucepan until it was nice and hot.

I diluted the cold brew concentrate with hot water that was just off the boil and poured it into a nice cup.

The best ways to make cold brew coffee at home are with a French press or using a dedicated cold brew maker instead. This is what it looks like to make cold brew with a French press:

When using a cold brew maker, you’ll save yourself a lot of time, as it is less time-consuming, and you’ll get a cleaner cold brew coffee.

Tip: You can check out my review of the Hario Mizudashi cold brew pot here if you’re interested.

A great way to make your hot cold brew even more special is by adding different add-ins. Here are a few ideas that I’ve come up with:

Those are just a few ways to make your hot cold brew even better. Do you know of other ways to make your hot cold brew taste even better?

Let me know in the comments below so that I can give it a try!

How to heat up cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee has become a major trend in the beverage industry. It’s easy to see why: it’s delicious and easy to make.

You now know that you can drink hot cold brew coffee. Here are the best ways to heat up your cold brew coffee.

If you’ve made a batch of regular cold brew coffee, you can simply heat the amount of cold brew coffee you want on the stove.

Place it in a small saucepan and heat it until it’s nice and hot. Make sure it’s not boiling while doing so, as this is just a bit too hot.

Heating cold brew coffee in a small saucepan.

If you’re using cold brew concentrate, you can boil some water in the kettle and use a 1:4 ratio of cold brew concentrate to hot water. Combine it in a mug of choice and give it a good stir.

You’ll now be able to enjoy your hot cold brew coffee. Remember, you can add all kinds of add-ins to make it taste however you want.

Have fun experimenting, and let me know if you have found a great combination!


In this article, I’ve talked about the benefits of drinking hot cold brew coffee. The best part is that you can enjoy it all year round!

Cold brew coffee fans like myself will tell you that there’s nothing better than a steaming mug on a winter night or sweltering summer day.

Don’t take my word for it; try making some yourself and see how delicious it tastes. If you don’t have any at home already, head out to your local grocery store and pick up some beans today!

You’ll be glad you did. What do you think?

Will you like hot cold brew as much as I do? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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On my coffee blog you will find everything you need in order to start brewing coffee at home. Ranging from the basics; to the newest coffee recipes everybody talks about! You can learn more about me here.

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