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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Updated: May 11

If you’re a fan of smooth, refreshing coffee with a rich flavour, cold brew is the perfect choice. Whether you're looking to beat the summer heat or simply enjoy a delightful cup of coffee, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of crafting your own cold brew masterpiece. From selecting the right coffee to mastering the brewing technique, join us as we unlock the secrets to creating a delicious, homemade cold brew coffee that will impress your taste buds. Get ready to embark on a journey of coffee bliss and discover the art of cold brew perfection!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need:

  • Ground coffee

  • Filtered water (For best result we recommend cold, filtered water to ensure a clean and pure taste)

  • Something to brew the coffee in that is large enough for the volume of ground coffee and water that you intend to use. You will need 2 off.

  • Something to cover the brewing vessel with

  • Fine-mesh sieve with coffee filter paper (This will be used to strain the coffee grounds)

  • Drink cup, mug or glass

Step 2: Measure the Coffee and Water

For a standard ratio, use 1 part coffee to 4 parts water. For example, if you have 1 measure (say 1 cup/8floz/237ml) of coffee grounds, you’ll need the equivalent of 4 measures of water. Adjust the ratio according to your taste preferences.

Step 3: Combine Coffee and Water

Add the ground coffee to your brewing vessel. Then slowly pour the cold water over the coffee grounds, ensuring all the grounds are fully saturated. Stir gently to make sure all the coffee grounds are evenly dispersed in the water.

Step 4: Steep the Coffee

Cover the cold brew vessel and let the coffee steep at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavour will be. You can experiment with steeping times to find your preferred strength.

Step 5: Strain the Coffee

After the steeping time, arrange the sieve/coffee filter over a 2nd brewing vessel. Slowly pour the cold brew mixture through the sieve/filter to separate the liquid from the coffee grounds. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your sieve or filter.

Step 6: Dilute and Serve

Cold brew concentrate is typically stronger than regular coffee, so you may want to dilute it before serving depending on your taste preferences. Serve the cold brew coffee over ice and enjoy! You can also add milk, cream, or sweeteners as desired.

Step 7: Storage

Store the remaining cold brew coffee in a sealed container in the fridge. It can stay fresh for up to a week, allowing you to enjoy multiple servings.

Now you’re ready to savour the smooth, refreshing taste of homemade cold brew coffee. Experiment with brewing times, coffee-to-water ratios, and even adding flavourings like cinnamon or vanilla for a personalized touch. Cheers to a delightful and invigorating cold brew experience!


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