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Cold Brew Coffee | Our Simple How-To Guide

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 12 - 24 hours
  • Yield: 6 cups cold brew coffee 1x


Check out our how-to guide on making perfect cold brew coffee EVERY TIME! With minimal effort you can drink smooth, cool coffee all summer long!!!


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely ground coffee beans*


To serve (optional)

  • Dairy-free creamer or milk
  • Cold water
  • Sweetener
  • Ice


  1. Pour water into a pitcher or container that is fitted with a lid.
  2. Add coarsely ground coffee beans, and stir the grounds into the water so they are completely wet.
  3. Close the container and place it on the countertop for 12 hours or in the fridge for 24 hours.
  4. Once your coffee has finished brewing,  you will need to remove the coffee grounds. We keep it simple and filter as follows:
    • Pour the cold brew coffee through a regular mesh strainer (into another pitcher or large bowl) to remove larger grounds.
    • Rinse the filter, line it with a paper towel**, and pour the coffee through again. This captures the finer grounds that end up as “silt” in your coffee.
  5. Enjoy your cold brew coffee mixed 1:1 with cold water, dairy-free half-and-half or milk, or poured over ice. If desired, add a little of your favorite sweetener.

Store the filtered cold brew in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within a week.


*We use medium roast, but you can use any roast you prefer. Remember, the lighter the roast, the more caffeine you get!

**You can replace the paper towel with anything else that will work. For example, you could use a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 - 24 hours

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