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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

I’ve mentioned before that I have a love affair with coffee. It is something I just can’t err won’t give up! I was once a very heavy coffee drinker but after having a few babies I’ve cut back to one cup a day. I LOVE my daily cup of joe! This summer I’ve been enjoying homemade cold brew coffee sweetened with maple syrup and a splash of raw cream. It is heavenly! Today I’m sharing my method for making cold brew using a French press. If you don’t have a French press  you can use a half-gallon jar and cheesecloth to make your cold brew. Enjoy!

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Equipment:

Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Pour 2 cups of freshly ground coffee into French press or mason jar. Add water and stir the coffee grounds. Cover with French press top or mason jar lid and allow the mix to sit at room temperature for 12 – 24 hours.
  • If you’re using a French press simply press the coffee and pour it into container. If you’re using a jar then you will need to strain the coffee grounds through a cheesecloth lined mesh strainer.
  • Store coffee in refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. This recipe makes strong coffee. You may want to dilute it with water or milk. Add maple syrup, simple syrup, cream, homemade creamer or whatever additions you like.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
 
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Ingredients
Equipment
  • French Press or Half Gallon Jar & Cheesecloth
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Organic Coffee
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
Instructions
  1. Pour 2 cups of freshly ground coffee into french press or mason jar. Add water and stir the coffee grounds. Cover with french press top or mason jar lid and allow the mix to sit at room temperature for 12 - 24 hours.
  2. If you're using a french press simply press the coffee and pour it into container. If you're using a jar then you will need to strain the coffee grounds through a cheesecloth lined mesh strainer.
  3. Store coffee in refrigerator until you're ready to use it. This recipe makes strong coffee. You may want to dilute it with water or milk. Add maple syrup, simple syrup, cream, homemade creamer or whatever additions you like.

Enjoy!

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
13 comments… add one
  • Tommie Munn July 7, 2015, 4:05 pm

    I love cold coffee… Black over ice… no foo-foo… Just good coffee. I do like to add molasses occasionally. Yes, I was born and raised in the South… yes, I know not everyone loves molasses…. If you do like a bold, robust coffee… Try this. Brew your coffee hot like normal… pour it in your cup or glass and add 1 tsp to 2 tbsp (depending on your taste, I use about a tbsp) of molasses. Stir until the molasses has melted into the coffee then pour the coffee over ice or add I to your cup/glass.

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  • n3cii May 24, 2014, 8:24 am

    Cold brew diluted with coconut water! An absolute must try, surprised it wasn’t mentioned on coconut mama!

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  • Suejstu April 26, 2014, 4:01 pm

    Don’t use a fine grind as it clogs up your filter. I would guess that this recipe probably makes around 16 servings, depending on how strong you like it. I usually use about an ounce of coffee syrup and 7 ounces of milk/cream to make a cup of cold pressed iced coffee.

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  • Christina April 26, 2014, 8:28 am

    How many servings is this recipe? 2 cups of coffee is an awful lot! Thanks!

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  • kpinpc April 26, 2014, 4:39 am

    I used a Toddy coffee maker for years. Same process using thick wool filter.

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  • dcsdjs August 14, 2013, 3:14 pm

    The recipe doesn’t say what grind of coffee to use. Burr grind is supposed to be best for French presses, but that may be only relevant for making it hot. I don’t know. Please let us know if this even matters. Thanks.

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  • Sarah August 5, 2013, 9:01 am

    FYI-online resources claim cold-brewing coffee extracts caffeine more efficiently, doubling the caffeine content.

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  • Kitty August 3, 2013, 10:45 pm

    At our house my husband has been enjoying cold-brewed coffee for a few years now. We learned how the Dutch in 19th century Java used a wool pad to steep their coffee, producing a product that had reduced acid. I bought a Filtron system @ http://www.filtron.com and my husband noticed almost immediately that he no longer had acid stomach and his hair is much softer & healthier now. Filtron claims to reduce acid by 70% without compromising flavor. Since my husband likes a STRONG cup a joe, this was very important.

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  • Marie August 3, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Can I use the left over grounds from making cold brew coffee for the ground coffee scrub?

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  • Stephanie August 3, 2013, 12:26 pm

    You can also add hot water to one ounce and make a wonderful cup of black coffee (like instant, but better). I make this all the time. Stays good in the fridge forever, though mine doesn’t last more than a few days.

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  • Henry Higgins August 3, 2013, 8:25 am

    Surprised you are not advocating “bullet proof” coffee made with unsalted butter and coconut oil – I actually use coconut cream cos it is cheaper and does the same job. I drink my cold brew hot and now I dont have problems with milk going off in the fridge as I only ever used it in my coffee. Cold brew is the best.

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