Introduction: How to Make Cold-brewed Coffee

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Makes about 6 cups.

1 cup whole coffee beans*
6 cups cold, filtered water
milk of choice for serving (optional)

Equipment Needed
Burr grinder
51 ounce French press**

Using a burr grinder, grind your beans on the coarsest setting. Pour ground beans into French press and add in water. Stir gently until all of the coffee grounds are wet. Place mixture in the fridge for 12 hours. (You can put the lid on the French press but do not press down the plunger.) After 12 hours, remove from the fridge. The ground beans will be sitting at the top of the French press. Gently stir to mix and then slowly press down the plunger. Coffee can be served immediately, poured over ice, with your choice of milk to taste. Pour any leftover coffee into a glass container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Do not leave coffee in the French press.

* Equal to 1 cup of packed ground beans.
** If your French press is smaller, use a 1:6 ratio of coffee beans to water. For example, 1/2 cup of beans to 3 cups of water.


offseid (author)2016-07-21

Wow, there are a lot of cold brewed coffee 'ibles in this Homebrew Contest. Good luck!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-07-13

Nothing like a good cup of cold brewed coffee to start a day.

Agreed, especially during the summer!

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