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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

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Liza and her husband are coffee addicts. They never miss enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning together.

A glass of cold brew coffee is my perfect summer treat in the afternoon.

A glass of cold brew coffee is my perfect summer treat in the afternoon.

What Is Cold Brew?

Cold brew refers to the process of preparing the coffee—not the temperature of the final result. There are plenty of methods for making cold brew. Generally, it begins with scooping out the ground coffee into a cold brew coffee maker (or jar or pot), and then adding room temperature water and letting it soak for a while, usually 12 hours or more. When I make cold brew at home, I put the jar in the fridge overnight. The next day you will get a super-smooth, less acidic, and highly caffeinated coffee. Usually, I wait for 24 hours before I enjoy the cold brew. Trust me. It's worth it!

So, what are you waiting for? Let's make cold brew coffee now!

Ingredients

  • 110 grams freshly roasted coffee beans
  • Filtered water, room temperature
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar or sweetener (optional)

Necessary Equipment: Cold brew coffee maker, complete with a filter for the grounds

Directions

  1. Weigh 110 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans.
  2. Grind the coffee beans to a coarse or medium-coarse grind.
  3. Add 110 grams grounds to the filter, approximately 5/6 of the filter.
  4. Carefully pour room temperature filtered water over the grounds, filling to the max line. Stir to begin the process.
  5. Allow the coffee to brew in the fridge for 12-18 hours, depending on your preference. Stir occasionally to bring out the best flavors.
  6. Once the coffee is to your preference (I waited 24 hours), stop brewing by removing the filter and the grounds.
  7. Put the lid back for an airtight seal. The cold brew concentrate can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  8. To serve: Take your favorite cup or Mason jar and add some ice cubes. Pour the cold brew concentrate into the glass. You can mix cold brew concentrate with sugar, water, or milk to create your perfect cup of joy!

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Choose your preferred cold brew coffee maker.

Choose your preferred cold brew coffee maker.

Weigh 110 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans.

Weigh 110 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans.

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Grind the coffee beans to coarse or medium coarse.

Grind the coffee beans to coarse or medium coarse.

Add 110 grams grounds to the filter, approximately 5/6 of the filter.

Add 110 grams grounds to the filter, approximately 5/6 of the filter.

Carefully pour room temperature filtered water over the grounds, filling to the max line.

Carefully pour room temperature filtered water over the grounds, filling to the max line.

Allow the coffee to brew in the fridge for 12-18 hours, depending on your preference.

Allow the coffee to brew in the fridge for 12-18 hours, depending on your preference.

Stir occasionally to bring out the best flavors.

Stir occasionally to bring out the best flavors.

Once the coffee is to your preference, stop brewing by removing the filter and the grounds.

Once the coffee is to your preference, stop brewing by removing the filter and the grounds.

In a glass, add a few ice cubes and pour the cold brew coffee.

In a glass, add a few ice cubes and pour the cold brew coffee.

Grab a straw and enjoy your cold brew coffee at home!

Grab a straw and enjoy your cold brew coffee at home!

© 2020 Liza

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