Love iced coffee and your hard earned money? Skip the coffee house and learn how easy it is to make cold brew coffee at home!
I’ll admit that I’m not a hot coffee lover and prefer cold coffee. Maybe it’s because of the hot Southern California weather or maybe it’s the hot flashes. Whatever the reason, iced coffee is my jam. And like most people, I shelled out the moolah to get my iced coffee fix, but no more! Now, I make my own cold brewed coffee and you can too!
If you’ve never tried cold brew coffee…do it! The cold brew method gives you smoother, less acidic/bitter taste than hot brewed coffee without any fancy equipment. So what are you waiting for?! Run to your kitchen and start a ‘brew’ right now!
Easy Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
This is the container I currently use to make cold brew coffee. It has a built-in strainer, so there is no need to strain any coffee grounds. Just remove the innner strainer when the cold brew coffee is ready.
- 1/3 cup coarse ground coffee (Use a medium or dark roast)
- 1 1/3 cup filtered water (reduce to 1 cup for a stronger brew)
- container for cold brewing
- filters & strainer
You can use more ground coffee or less water if you prefer stronger coffee. I like the 1/3 cup coffee to 1 1/3 cup water ratio since I don’t have to dilute it with water when I’m ready to drink it. I just add ice, a tiny bit of milk and flavored creamer to my liking.
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 2
If you don’t have cold brew coffee maker or cold brew bags, cold brew coffee can be made by directly adding coffee grounds into a container with filtered water. Cover the container and let sit on the counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours (I prefer 24 hours). Place a strainer with a coffee filter in it over a bowl and strain out the coffee grounds. It may be necessary to change the filter several times. Once the coffee grounds have been strained out, it’s ready to be served. Store any remaining cold brew in the fridge.
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 3
Place coarse ground coffee in a cold brew bag. Fill jar with filtered water and cover. Let sit on the counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Remove the filter bag. Serve with or without ice. Store any remaining cold brew in the fridge.
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 4
Purchase premade cold brew coffee bags and follow the instructions on the bag.
Once the cold brew coffee is done, store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy a cup, mix in ice, milk, creamer, or any other coffee flavoring to your liking. Then, sit back and enjoy!