Cold-Brew Coffee Recipe

Total Time: 8 hours
Yield:  6 cups


  • 6 ounces medium-roast coffee beans
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Coffee grinder
  • French press (optional)
  • Fine-mesh strainer
  • Coffee filter


  • Grind coffee and put grounds into a large French press or glass container. Add water, stir, cover, and leave undisturbed at room temperature overnight.
  • The next morning, press the coffee or strain it through a coffee filter and fine-mesh strainer. Double-strain it if there are still grains in the coffee.
  • Dilute the concentrated coffee with water to your liking (should be about 1:1 ratio of coffee to water). Pour some into an ice cube tray for coffee ice cubes; you can use these later to eliminate any risk of diluting your iced coffee with water. Store the rest in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or, you know, drink it all immediately.
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