Brew Method - Cold Brew

Making cold brew coffee at home is easy, convenient, and delicious. With its smooth and refreshing flavor, it's a great way to enjoy a cup of coffee. Cold brew is a method of brewing coffee that involves steeping ground coffee in cold water for several hours. Unlike hot coffee, which is brewed with water heated to a temperature of around 200°F, cold brew coffee is made with water that is much cooler, typically around room temperature. This slower and cooler brewing process results in a smoother, less acidic, and sweeter taste compared to traditional hot coffee.


What you'll need:

• ground coffee beans (coarse grind)

• cold water (general rule of thumb is 1:4 coffee-to-water ratio)

• large pitcher or container

• fine-mesh strainer or coffee filter

• cheesecloth (optional)


Step by Step Guide:

1. Start by grinding your coffee beans to a coarse grind. This is important because a fine grind will result in a bitter and cloudy coffee, while a coarse grind will result in a smoother and clearer brew.

2. Place the ground coffee in your pitcher or container and add the cold water. Stir the mixture to ensure that all the coffee is fully saturated.

3. Cover the pitcher and let it steep in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, up to 24 hours. The longer you steep the coffee, the stronger and more flavorful it will be.

4. After steeping, strain the coffee through a fine-mesh strainer or coffee filter. If you don't have a fine-mesh strainer, you can also use cheesecloth to strain the coffee.

5. Your cold brew coffee is now ready to be served! You can serve it over ice, with milk, or with sweetener as desired.


It probably goes without saying, but keep the coffee stored in the refrigerator and it will keep for about a week. Experiment with the steep time and a coffee-to-water ratio.