Coffee brewed slowly in cold water is less acidic than hot brewed. You can use this concentrate straight over ice or microwave half a mug coffee and then add a half cup of boiling water for quick hot coffee. Develop your own ratio of coffee to water for your custom brew.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
18 hrs
total:
18 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put coffee grounds in a large container. Slowly pour water over the grounds.

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  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and steep at room temperature for 18 to 24 hours.

  • Line a strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and place atop a pitcher; strain coffee through the cheesecloth into the pitcher. Discard the grounds. To get a clearer brew, strain coffee again through coffee filters. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

8 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.5g 1% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 12.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
I just pour it through the coffee maker filter basket equipped with a coffee filter, into the coffee pot below. Makes it super easy to clean up. Keeps well stored in the fridge. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2017
Sounds perfect. but can someone tell me how to measure 1/2 pound of coffee grounds is. I measured it on one of my scales and it seems like a lot. Thanks. Marie Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
I just pour it through the coffee maker filter basket equipped with a coffee filter, into the coffee pot below. Makes it super easy to clean up. Keeps well stored in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
I had this over ice. It's the only coffee I've ever had that actually tastes as delicious as ground coffee smells. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
Cold brewing makes your iced coffee have a smooth tastes as opposed to hot brewing and then chilling which makes it bitter. Love this recipe. I keep it in the fridge and everyone ads their own creamer and sugar for their tastes. Also, the flavored syrups for coffee work nicely for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2015
This is the exact recipe that came with our Cold Brew Coffee Maker. I make iced lattes with this recipe on a daily basis. 2oz (or more) cold brew concentrate and 6oz milk plus ice and a little vanilla syrup. Delicious!! Make sure when you pour the water over the coarsely ground coffee that you pour it slowly in a circular motion so all the grounds get wet with no air pockets. No need to stir and no need to refrigerate until AFTER you strain the grounds out. I let it steep for 12-16 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
We made coffee ice cream with the results of this recipe. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2017
Sounds perfect. but can someone tell me how to measure 1/2 pound of coffee grounds is. I measured it on one of my scales and it seems like a lot. Thanks. Marie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2013
This technique is brilliant (first heard about it from Rhee Drummond the PIoneer Woman of Cooking channel). I make this in huge quantities because I go thru gallons of this in hot weather. It is super and is better than any commercial iced coffee you can buy. It's a bit messy to clean up but worth every drop. And if you cold brew a gallon it lasts if refrigerated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Excellent. NOTE: I used Starbucks' Guatemala Antigua coffee for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2016
I agree with the other reviewer that this coffee tastes like coffee smells. I've made this a few times and have always had to use fine grind coffee so my ratio is about 150 grams of coffee to 1 liter of water. Diluted with hot water it has a smooth texture and flavor. Cold over ice is just fantastic! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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