Cold-Brewed Coffee


In this recipe, 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 of 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
18 hrs
Total Time:
18 hrs 10 mins


  • ½ pound coarsely ground coffee beans

  • 4 ½ cups cold water

  • cheesecloth

  • coffee filters


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

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

8 Calories
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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