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I’m sharing the EASIEST recipe for cold brew coffee – no strainer or French Press required. Here’s how I make my cold brew, including the exact ratio of coffee grounds to water, why I prefer cold brew to hot coffee, and the 2 supplies you need to make your own delicious cold brew at home!
I love Cold Brew Coffee because…
- It’s inexpensive – no more spending $5 on a single glass of cold brew!
- It’s EASY. I mean EASY easy.
- You control the ingredients + the intensity. So many store-bought cold brews have sugar hidden in them – I like mine strong & black.
- It’s way less bitter and acidic than hot coffee – smooth and refreshing!
What’s the best recipe for Cold Brew Coffee?
I promise it’s super simple! Just cold water + coffee grounds. I personally buy these on Amazon – super smooth and they have the perfect course ground texture. You can use any kind of coffee bean but you’ll want a course/French Press texture versus a super fine ground coffee texture.
I pour the grounds into the mesh in this pitcher. Then, add water very slowly – I usually leave the sink on a slow drip til the pot is full, stirring the grounds occasionally to make sure they’re all wet. Then leave the grinds in the mesh in the pitcher to soak at least overnight. Steeping your cold brew for longer = a stronger, more caffeinated cold brew.
When your cold brew is the intensity you want, ditch the grounds and just store the pitcher in the fridge; sources tell me it lasts up to 2 weeks, but I make a new ‘pot’ about twice a week. You don’t need to strain anything because the mesh keeps the grounds from getting into your cold brew. I personally leave my coffee grounds in the pitcher the entire life of the pitcher so it’s a little stronger at the end!
You can also heat up cold brewed coffee if you want hot coffee that’s a little less acidic :).