DIY Cold Brew Coffee

DIY Cold Brew Coffee

I used to buy cold brew coffee (also called coffee concentrate) at the grocery store but then realized it is a hassle to stay stocked up and can become pretty pricey so I started making my own cold brew coffee about six months ago.  Once a week I make this using the recipe below and then use it for my morning iced coffee and protein shakes the rest of the week.  It’s extremely easy, inexpensive, and only takes about 5 minutes to make!



  1. Mix coarsely ground coffee with 3 cups water (1:6 coffee to water ratio) in a covered pitcher.  Stir mixture 1-2 times daily
  2. Let pitcher sit out at room temperature for 12-24 hours (stirring 1-2 times daily).  Then place pitcher in fridge for additional 12-24 hours (stirring 1-2 times daily).
  3. After 24-48 hours, pour mixture into nut milk bag or cheese cloth, collecting strained cold brew coffee.  Store strained cold brew coffee in fridge for up to one week.

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