Now, it's head and shoulders above bad coffee (especially burnt coffee), and I believe that is a large part of cold brew's popularity. A lot of folks still don't know decent coffee, much less good coffee.
While you can make coffee ice cubes, I usually lack that much foresight/motivation. I usually use a french press to make both cold brew and iced coffee. For iced I will use less hot water to account for added volume from ice melting. During brewing I toss some ice right in the french press until the coffee becomes cool, then pour into a cup over ice to enjoy cold.
Can't say why I've never made a cold drink fro my Moka Pot. Need to try that.
I enjoy cold brew coffee for a few reasons.
1. It's convenient. Set it so that it brews overnight, in the morning a decent cup of coffee.
2. It makes cheap coffee taste decent. The really long brew time seems to mask some of the off flavors of buying bad coffee.
3. Extra caffeinated
Is it as good as fresh roasted, freshly brewed coffee? No. Does it have a purpose? yes. Personally, if I'm going to drink cold coffee, I prefer the Japanese Iced Method.
I used to make it like so:
Line a cup with a cotton sheet, i got it in a cooking store.
Put 18gr of ground coffee
Place in fridge for 24 hours
Next day: use the cotton to collect the coffe and squeeze out all the liquid, cotton is a 3d filter sort.
The coffee is very tasty, it is different taste than espresso/moka.
It has been 3 years since I last make it.... should do it again sometime.... good summer drink for sure