How to Cold Brew coffee

Brewing cold brew coffee is a simple and refreshing method that results in a smooth, low-acid, and flavorful coffee concentrate. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make cold brew coffee:

You'll need:

  • Coarsely ground coffee
  • Cold, filtered water
  • Large jar or pitcher
  • Coffee filter or fine mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth (optional, for additional filtration)
  • Coffee mug or glass
  • Ice (optional, for serving)


  1. Measure Coffee and Water:

    • Measure out the desired amount of coarsely ground coffee. A common ratio is 1 cup of coffee to 4 cups of water. You can adjust the ratio based on your taste preferences.
    • Pour the measured coffee grounds into a large jar or pitcher.
  2. Add Cold Water:

    • Slowly pour cold, filtered water over the coffee grounds in the jar. Stir gently to ensure all the grounds are evenly saturated with water.
  3. Steeping:

    • Once the water is added, cover the jar or pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap.
    • Place the container in the refrigerator for steeping. The recommended steeping time is around 12 to 24 hours, depending on your desired strength. Longer steeping times produce stronger coffee.
  4. Filtering:

    • After the steeping period is complete, remove the jar or pitcher from the refrigerator.
    • Line a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter or use a nut milk bag/cheesecloth for an extra filtration step.
    • Slowly pour the cold brew coffee through the strainer and into a separate container, such as another pitcher or large bowl. The strainer will help remove most of the coffee grounds.
  5. Second Filtration (Optional):

    • If you used a coarse strainer and want to further refine the cold brew, you can pour the filtered coffee through the coffee filter again to remove any remaining fine particles.
  6. Storage:

    • Transfer the filtered cold brew concentrate into a clean jar or bottle. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  7. Serving:

    • To serve, dilute the cold brew concentrate with water or milk to your preferred strength. A common ratio is 1 part cold brew concentrate to 2 parts water or milk, but adjust it based on your taste.
    • You can serve cold brew over ice for a refreshing iced coffee experience.
    • Sweeten or flavor the cold brew with syrups, creamers, or spices if desired.

Cold brew coffee is a great option for warm weather or when you prefer a smooth and less acidic coffee. The brewing process is simple and forgiving, allowing you to customize the strength and flavors to suit your preferences.

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