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Last Updated on December 7, 2020

Making cold brew coffee is a breeze and does not require any expense gadget to do either. Learn how to make cold brew coffee in a simple french press.

how to make cold brew coffee

Mr. Bejelly LOVES cold brew Coffee.  Ever since I discovered that I can not drink coffee because it makes crazy as a loon, I’ve tried my best to put it out of my head (and forget how my taste buds thrilled in it’s dark bitter brew).

Anyhow, I knew I was going to figure out how to make this for him since he was drinking it like it was going out of stock.

At first, I thought I would have to an espresso machine, so I spent a day searching for the best home espresso machine under $1000 and luckily, I found out that I didn’t need one and instead I just needed a good French press.

Good thing that it’s super easy to do.

how to make cold brew coffee

What you’ll need for this Recipe:

  • Ground coffee
  • Water
how to make cold brew coffee

How to make cold brew coffee

Place the coffee grounds in a french press and cover with water.

Stir with a spoon to agitate the grounds.

Cover and let sit up to 36 hours in your fridge or on your counter depending on how strong you like it.

Press and pour into a sealable glass jar.

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how to make cold brew coffee
how to make cold brew coffee
Yield: 5 cups

How to make Cold Brew Coffee in a French Press

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day 12 hours
Total Time: 1 day 12 hours 5 minutes

Making cold brew coffee is a breeze and you can use a french press.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 packed ground coffee
  • 5 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Place the coffee grounds in a french press and cover with water.
  2. Stir with a spoon to agitate the grounds.
  3. Cover and let sit up to 36 hours in your fridge or on your counter depending on how strong you like it.
  4. Press and pour into a seal able glass jar.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

.5 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Kathleen

Thursday 8th of December 2016

That coffee looks waaaaay too finely ground for a French press!! Try using a coarser grind if you don't like muddy sludge at the bottom of your coffee. :) (Usually for this you'll have to buy whole beans; pre-ground beans are usually ground more finely for drip machines, and aren't really suitable for a French press unless you enjoy the aforementioned sludge.)

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Thanks hun! I now use coarse ground from the store.

Lisa

Saturday 25th of June 2016

So, pardon my ignorance, but do you heat it in the microwave, or what?Lisa

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 14th of November 2016

Hi Lisa, you drink it cold hun :)

nikko

Monday 10th of August 2015

I've been making this for a few years now. Much less acid in the cold brewed coffee which is easier on my bladder. I grind mine very coarse and usually go with a 4 to 1 ratio or 6 to 1 if the beans have a strong flavor.. The ultimate I've seen is Kyoto coffee which is also cold brewed but they make it 1 drop at a time.

Carla

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Kelly - you never mention when to press and pour off. I'm assuming from your photos that you let it set for up to 36 hours (in fridge or on counter?) and THEN press, pour into the mason jar for use. Just clarifying! Fantastic photos!

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Thanks Carla! Updated.

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