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Cold brew coffee is delicious! I don't know what else I can say about it. The cold brew process gives you great flavor without heavy acidity taste. But getting it every day can be costly, just like buying hot coffee everyday. But hot brew coffee machines are much easier to come by than cold brew ones. Yet, it's not too hard to make your own simple one.

What you will need:

1 (or 2) Foldgers 27.8 oz plastic coffee can with lid (empty)
1 3/4 - 2 cups Ground Coffee to brew
25oz. COLD water
2.5 qt. pitcher
Coffee Filter
Stirring Stick
Scissors or Knife (use with care)



Here is the basic plan

1. Put the water and coffee grounds in the empty can
2. Let brew overnight
3. Cut a hole in the top of the lid of the coffee can and add the filter
4. Drain brewed coffee into the pitcher
5. Enjoy!

The brewing process does take a while. I prefer to mix everything in the evening and let it brew overnight. Then in the morning it is ready to go.

Step 1: Combine Water and Coffee Grounds

In the empty coffee can, combine the water and coffee grounds.

I use 2 cups of grounds for a little stronger flavor.
You'll need to experiment with how much to use for your personal tastes.

Then fill the can nearly full of water.
MAKE SURE YOU USE COLD WATER!!!
Something right out of the fridge would work best.
One time I used warm water and it tasted so wrong.

You can also make it a more concentrated version by using more coffee grounds or less water, then add additional water when you are pouring yourself a glass.

Stir up everything with your stirring stick so that all of the grounds are wet.

(optional) you can also put the lid back on and shake it around. 
I'll swirl it around on the counter-top so I don't have to lift it up and rick spilling everything.
<p>Not exactly as exciting as I was hoping. I'm thinking I might have to tweak it some. Less coffee maybe as it was quite strong, which is very odd as I LOVE strong hot coffee. Nobody drinks my coffee because it is to strong.</p><p><br>Trying to figure out some long term goals for this idea.</p><p>*pre treat it with cream</p><p>*pre sweeten with sugar</p><p>*devise a way to keep grounds under the water</p><p>I do love this idea and will keep trying untill it comes out to my tastes, the process is awesome will be trial and error untill then! :D</p>
My 11yr old daughter and I are trying this right now, will let you know how it turns out. Can't wait!!
<p>Just drank the last glass of this . It is great . No more $7.00 iced coffee from U K W .</p><p>Used regular coffee . Put a little chocolate syrup and some milk and suger added ice and away I went</p>
<p>It's a good method for adding coffee flavour to beer when brewing coffee stout. BUT, because caffeine is almost insoluble in cold water, you won't get any &quot;kick&quot; from this one :/</p>
<p>Actually caffeine is relatively soluble at room temp. ~16 mg/mL which would be around 3800 mg/8 oz cup. Not even hot brewed coffee has that much caffeine (somewhere b/w 95-200 mg/8 oz cup usually).</p><p>One cold brewed coffee company I found says their concentrate usually has around 80 mg caffeine/oz, or 640 mg/8 oz cup.</p>
<p>The comment on the paper towels made me laugh, sounds like you found that out the hard way..</p>
<p>Looks good, very creative idea! For a more up market set up I found <br>http://www.labfriend.com.au/cold-drip-coffee-kit</p>
I was lucky enough to find a handled strainer that fits perfectly on top of my pitcher and exactly holds a standard size coffee filter. I &quot;brew&quot; in a 2 quart Rubbermaid bottle then pour through the lined strainer.<br>A lot less messy and the results are still fabulous!
Just use a plastic bag such as a slow cooker liner. When you let the coffee filter then the bag will collapse allowing the constant equalization of air pressure.
Nice, always wanted to brew cold. Will try tonight, see how it is tomorrow.
Tastes good! Thanks for the ible.
Glad you enjoyed. Cold brew is the only type I stick with these days.
very very interesting ! Thank you for sharing
Awesome!

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