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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

Easily make a batch of cold brew at home and skip the long drive-thru line at the coffee house. If you have never tried cold brew coffee, this is your chance to enjoy it.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
Prep Time 5 minutes
Brewing Time 18 hours
Total Time 18 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 1kcal
Author Cathy


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 4 cups cold distilled water


  • In a large container with a lid, combine the coffee and water, stir gently until well combined, and place the lid on.
  • Place the jar into the fridge overnight for at least 18 hours, but not more than twenty.
  • Place a mesh sieve over another large pouring container and line it with two sheets of cheesecloth or medal mesh coffee strainer as seen in the photos. Pour the coffee mixture over the cheesecloth or through the sieve very slowly until all of the liquid is drained.
  • This is a concentrate, so you will need to add more water to make it palatable. I use a 3 to 1 ratio for my cold brew coffee, so 1/2 cup of cold filtered water to 1-1/2 cups of the cold brew concentrate, both poured over a tall glass of ice.


Make sure to refer to the frequently asked questions found in the post for best results.


Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 2mg