How to make Cold Brew Coffee - a DIY guide

How to make Cold Brew Coffee - a DIY guide

Cold brew coffee is a delicious and refreshing alternative to traditional hot brewed coffee. It is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time, typically 12-24 hours. This method of brewing produces a coffee concentrate that can be diluted with water or milk to create a smooth and flavorful beverage.

One of the key benefits of cold brew coffee is that it is less acidic than hot brewed coffee. This is because the long steeping process allows the flavors of the coffee to be extracted without the acidic compounds that are released when coffee is brewed with hot water. As a result, cold brew coffee is less bitter and has a smoother, more mellow flavor than traditional hot brewed coffee.

Making cold brew coffee at home is easy and only requires a few simple ingredients and tools. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your own cold brew coffee:

  1. Begin by gathering your ingredients and tools. You will need coarsely ground coffee, cold water, a jar or container with a lid, a fine mesh strainer, and a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

  2. Measure out your coffee and water according to your desired strength. A good starting point is to use 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee for every 4 cups of water. You can adjust the ratio to your taste preferences.

  3. Place the coffee grounds in your jar or container and add the cold water. Stir the mixture until all of the coffee is saturated with water.

  4. Seal the jar or container with its lid and place it in the fridge. Allow the coffee to steep for 12-24 hours. The longer you let it steep, the stronger the flavor will be.

  5. After the steeping time has passed, strain the coffee concentrate through a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheesecloth or coffee filter. This will remove any sediment and ensure that your cold brew coffee is smooth and free of debris.

  6. Your cold brew coffee concentrate is now ready to be enjoyed! Dilute it with water or milk to your desired strength and add ice for a refreshing and delicious beverage. You can also add sweetener or other flavorings if desired.



Cold brew coffee is a versatile beverage that can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can dilute it with water and ice for a refreshing iced coffee, or you can use it as a base for coffee cocktails and other mixed drinks. It can also be used in baking and cooking to add a rich and flavorful coffee flavor to desserts and other dishes.

Making cold brew coffee at home is a fun and easy way to enjoy a delicious and refreshing beverage. Of course, if you're not up for the task you can always order direct from Cold Brew Club!

Give it a try and see how it compares to your usual hot brewed coffee!

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