Homemade Cold Brew Coffee


Creating homemade cold brew coffee is easy and refreshing. Here’s a simple recipe:


1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans (use a medium to dark roast) 

4 cups cold, filtered water


1. Grind the Coffee Beans: Coarsely grind your coffee beans. You want them to be similar to breadcrumbs, not too fine.

2. Combine Coffee and Water: In a large jar or pitcher, combine the coarsely ground coffee and cold, filtered water. Stir well to make sure all the coffee is saturated.

3. Steep: Cover the jar or pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for about 12-24 hours. You can adjust the steeping time based on your taste preference. The longer you steep, the stronger the brew.

4. Strain: After steeping, strain the cold brew to remove the coffee grounds. You can use a coffee filter, fine-mesh strainer, or even a cheesecloth. If using a filter, you might need to strain it twice for a smoother result.

5. Serve: Dilute the cold brew with water or milk, depending on your preference. A typical ratio is one part cold brew concentrate to one part water or milk, but you can adjust this to your liking.

6. Add Sweetener (Optional): If desired, you can sweeten your cold brew with sugar or flavored syrups.

7. Serve Over Ice: Pour your homemade cold brew over ice and enjoy! You can also add cream, milk, or flavorings like vanilla or cinnamon.

This homemade cold brew is perfect for hot days or when you need a refreshing caffeine boost. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, so you’ll have a ready supply of cold brew whenever you need it.