Sous Vide "Cold Brew" Coffee

This method mimics the traditional time-consuming method of making cold-brew coffee in the fridge, but in 2 hours instead of 24! The warm water temperature is kept low enough to speed up the cold-brew process, but not hot enough to release the bitter, acidic flavors you get from hot-brewed drip coffee. The result is a super smooth brew that you'll want to make again and again. Use your favorite fresh-ground coffee for best results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
8 coffee drinks


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee

  • 4 (16-ounce) Mason jars

  • 8 cups water


  1. Place 1/4 cup coffee grounds into each jar, then top with water. Screw on the lids until just barely tightened; do not overtighten.

  2. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the jars completely and place a sous vide immersion cooker into the water. Set temperature to 150 degrees F (65 degrees C) according to manufacturer's directions.

  3. Submerge mason jars into the water bath and set timer for 2 hours.

  4. Remove jars to a cooling rack and let cool until easily handled. Strain the mixture through a coffee filter to stop the steeping process. Pour over ice and serve, or return to rinsed-out jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use any size jars, but keep the 1:8 coffee to water ratio in mind. For a 32-ounce quart-size jar, use 4 cups of water and 1/2 cup of coffee grounds.

For a lighter brew, set timer for 1 1/2 hours. For a more concentrated brew, set timer for 2 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

6 Calories
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 6
% Daily Value *
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* 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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