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The Best At-Home Cold Brew Coffee

Smooth, refreshing and incredibly delicious, cold brew coffee is an excellent way to enjoy your coffee any time of the year. It's easy to make in batches and use throughout the entire week or next time you have a party. This recipe is for a larger batch brew, but you can easily scale it down by sticking to a 1:11 ratio (1 gram of coffee to 11 grams of water)
Prep Time10 mins
Steeping Time1 d
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold brew
Servings: 16 8 oz servings
Cost: $18

Equipment

  • Honour Cold Brew Maker

Ingredients

  • 12 oz coffee ground coarsely
  • 1 gallon water filtered

Instructions

  • Coarsely grind coffee. Because you steep the coffee grounds for such an extended period of time, you want your coffee grounds to be ground fairly coarse so the coffee does not get over-extracted.
    Coarsely grinding coffee for cold brew coffee
  • Combine coffee and water. Add filtered water to cold brew maker until just below the rim of the jar (if you are using less coffee reduce the water amount proportionally). Add coffee to center filter.
    Adding coffee grounds to water to make cold brew coffee
  • Stir coffee. The coffee will float to the top. Wait 1 minute and use spoon or other stirrer to stir inside the filter to help settle the coffee grounds.
    Stirring coffee grounds in cold brew coffee maker
  • Allow coffee to steep. Wait between 12-24 hours for the coffee to steep.
    Cold brew coffee steeping
  • Remove coffee. Slowly remove the filter from the cold brew maker and allow coffee to drain from the filter.
    Removing coffee grounds from cold brew maker
  • Enjoy! Store the finished cold brew in the fridge and enjoy over the next week. The cold brew coffee can be drunk straight or diluted with water or milk to taste.
    Dispensing cold brew coffee from cold brew coffee maker

Notes

During steeping the coffee can be at room temperature. If stored in the fridge though, you may need to steep the coffee a bit longer.
If using the Honour Cold Brew maker, be sure to keep the lid loose after seeping to allow for proper pouring.