Cold Brew Tips
Making Cold Brew at home has been a huge money saver for us. I love a good Cold Brew, even in the winter. A lot of people I talk to are intimidated about making their own, but it is really simple. Just follow the instructions below and you’ll be enjoying your very own Cold Brew in no time!
- 1 ½ QUART (OR LARGER) GLASS, CERAMIC OR PLASTIC JAR FOR STEEPING
- CHEESE CLOTH
- COARSELY GROUND COFFEE
- BOTTLE OR JAR TO STORE YOUR COLD BREW CONCENTRATE (I PREFER MASON JARS)
STEPS FOR MAKING COLD BREW COFFEE
Here’s how it works: Grind the coffee coarsely, which you can do yourself at home or wherever you buy the beans. Combine the grounds with water; I like to wrap my grounds in cheese cloth before I put them in the jar, then let it steep. My magic number has been around 18 hours, but minimum should be 12 hours.
During this time, the coffee slowly infuses into the water, creating a strong, concentrated brew. Strain using cheese cloth and your all set!
Coffee to Water Ratio
I use about 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee for every 4 cups of COLD water. Some use more, some use less. It is all about personal preferences. Play around with ratios until you find one you like.
As for the concentrate, I use a 1:1 cold brew concentrate to water ratio. Again, this is all about personal preferences. I love the stronger coffee taste. However, I do add a small splash of heavy whipping cream to my cold brew.