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Iced coffee

Cold Brew Coffee (Easy Tutorial!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups (9 servings) 1x


This cold brew coffee recipe is easy to make in just a few minutes of hands on time: then just wait overnight! Here’s how to make cold brew coffee.


  • 1 1/2 cups dark roast coffee, medium coarse ground
  • 6 cups room temperature filtered water
  • Equipment: Large covered jar, strainer, clean towel or cheesecloth


  1. Grind the coffee: Grind the coffee to a medium coarse grind. 
  2. Mix coffee ground and water: Place the water in a large jar. Add the coffee grounds to the water. Twist on the top of the jar, and mix by shaking the jar a few times.
  3. Refrigerate 24 hours: Refrigerate the cold brew coffee for 24 hours. 
  4. Strain the coffee: Place a strainer over a clean jar, and line it with a clean towel or cheesecloth. Strain the coffee into the clean jar. Discard all coffee grounds. Place the cold brew concentrate back into the pitcher and refrigerate. Store refrigerated up to 1 week.
  5. Serve: To serve, dilute 1/2 cup cold brew concentrate with 1/2 cup water. If serving with ice, use the ice with 1/2 cup cold brew concentrate with 1/4 cup water. 
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cold Brew
  • Cuisine: American