How to Make Cold Brew

Cold brew is a method of making coffee without heating the grounds. The result is less bitter and acidic than hot brewed coffee, and is delicious served over ice. Here's how to make your own!

You can use a cold brew pitcher if you have one, or any container that holds water. A French press or mason jar are excellent choices.

1. Add water to your vessel.

Add coarse coffee grounds directly to the water and stir. Let the mixture sit and steep at room temperature for a day. You’ll need 1g of coffee for every 8g of water. 

2. Incorporate coffee grinds.

Once your cold brew has steeped, pour it through a fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter. (A cold brew pitcher or French press have built-in filters to strain the grinds.) 

3. Strain out  the grinds. 

Once the cold brew is steeped and strained, all that’s left to do is chill it in the fridge.  Serve it in a glass with or without ice, with the sweetener or creamer of choice.

4. Chill the coffee and serve! 

For more tips to make cold brew — and a recipe for iced coffee — head  to the blog!