Many individuals don't realize that iced coffee in the fridge and cold brew coffee are two different things.
Iced coffee in the fridge, on the other hand, can be a lifesaver on those hectic mornings.
While there are numerous ways to make coffee, there are significant differences in how it stores in the refrigerator depending on the method used. Many things must be taken into account before putting coffee in the fridge.
In contrast, iced coffee is hot coffee that is brewed over ice cubes, rather than being served cold. You can store your hot brewed coffee in the refrigerator using this method.
As soon as the coffee has been freshly brewed and left to sit for several hours, it loses its freshness.
Even after a week, your iced coffee in the fridge might help preserve the flavor and aroma of the beverage and still tastes great.
You should be on the lookout for deterioration and indicators of aging in your coffee. However, the most important thing to remember is to keep an eye out for mold in your coffee.
Cold brew coffee, on the other hand, has the longest shelf life of all refrigerated coffee. Waiting for at least 24 to 48 hours before drinking it is the sole drawback.
As a result, the flavor of the coffee is not fully absorbed into the cold water until much later in the process.
Cold-brewed coffee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Keep it, though, in an airtight container. This preserves the coffee's original qualities while keeping out unwanted smells and odors.
Most people toss away their coffee in the fridge after a week or so. Based on the method used to brew and the method of storage, the time range can vary greatly.
Coffee may be stored for a long period of time before it has to be thrown away if it develops mold.
In extremely aged coffee, mold can easily be seen by the naked eye.
On the other hand, if you're more worried about the flavor, the timeline will be slightly altered.
Espresso drinks, on the other hand, should not be refrigerated. Espresso has a limited shelf life (some say it is only good for the first 15 minutes after being pulled). You'll enjoy this if you're a fan of sweeter beverages, such as chilled lattes.
Discoloration and floating substances are two of the most obvious symptoms that your coffee has gone bad.
It's likely that the oils that you notice on the top of your coffee cup after it has gone bad will likewise disappear.
Mold is the most obvious clue that your coffee is no longer good.
Take care to avoid drinking old coffee that has gone bad and is likely to cause illness.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).