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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Make the best homemade cold brew coffee with our fool-proof 1:3 ratio of coffee grounds to water. 

Prep: 18 hoursCook: 0 minutesTotal: 18 hours
Fat 0 Carbs 0 Protein 0
Yield 6 1x


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans (~1 cup whole beans)
  • 3 cups water
  • Optional: cream, for serving


  1. First, grind your whole bean coffee. Make sure to use a medium-coarse setting. Grind around 1 cup of whole beans to get 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee.
  2. Combine coarsely ground coffee beans and water in a large jar or bowl. Mix to combine until all coffee grounds are wet.
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes. The coffee grounds will likely float to the top. After 5 minutes, mix again.
  4. Seal your jar and either let it brew on the counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12-18 hours.
  5. In the morning, place a tea towel or 2 pieces of cheesecloth on top of a fine mesh sieve and sieve the grounds. 
  6. Serve cold brew coffee over ice and enjoy.

Tips & Notes

  • The 3 to 1 ratio is a stronger cold brew. You can always dilute your cold brew before serving with some cold water if you don’t like it as strong.
  • Storage: store cold brew in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 8 Sugar: 0 Sodium: 5 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0 Cholesterol: 0
Author: Linley RichterCategory: DrinkMethod: No BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Low Calorie

Keywords: Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

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