Slow Brewed Cold Coffee

Introduction: Slow Brewed Cold Coffee

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While I love being all techie and such, some things just work too well not to be simple. Slow Brewed Cold Coffee is one of them.

Here are all the things you'll need:

  • a large container/jug
  • freshly ground coffee
  • filtered water

Step 1: The Process

While I cannot claim to be the original author of this method, I have simplified it and made it as easy as possible to do.

  1. Fill your container with filter water.
  2. Add ground coffee to water, proportional to the amount of water used. (i.e. 8 grams/2 tablespoons for each cup of water).
  3. Cover container and let it sit on the counter overnight.
  4. Filter your 'cold brewed coffee' into another container, then place in fridge.

This is as simple as you can get it. It makes for an excellent summer drink but can also be easily warmed up and flavoured to your taste.

I have noted that the coffee is much stronger with allowing it to completely soak in the water as opposed to being 'rushed' the normal way.

Step 2: Simple

Like I said at the beginning. This Instructable doesn't need to be complicated to enjoy a good, strong, cold(or warm) coffee any time. It's just simple.

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    7 years ago

    Great Instructible but I think you're a little light on coffee grounds compared to most recipes. I've found that 1 cup of grounds in 32 ounces of water works great (your recipe calls for about half that amount). You end up with coffee concentrate that can be mixed with ice, water, milk, etc without getting too watered down.

    Also, (as a public service announcement) be aware that cold brew tends to have a lot bigger jolt than regular coffee. Even if it doesn't taste especially strong, it may have a pretty heavy dose of caffeine in it, so start slow! My chemist friends tell me that caffeine leaches into the water much more readily than the coffee flavor.

    Thanks for posting!


    Reply 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comments. Yeah, YMMV should always be a caveat. And yeah, it is a bit more of a kick for sure. Thanks for the extra warnings.