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Cold Brew Coffee

Simple steps and instructions for How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at home! Save some money and make your own!
Prep Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Cups Concentrate


  • ½ Cup Coarsely Ground Coffee (you want to coarsely grind it, not a fine grind)
  • 3 ½ Cups Cold Filtered Water


  • Place ground coffee in a clean quart sized mason jar.
  • Add water, and place lid on jar.
  • Shake gently, to mix coffee and water.
  • Refrigerate overnight, or for 12-18 hours.
  • Strain coffee using a sturdy coffee filter or a cheesecloth. (Allow the coffee to slowly strain. Do not squeeze the grounds, as that will release bitterness into your cold brew.)
  • Pour strained cold brew into a clean jar and store covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To Serve:

  • Mix 3/4 cup concentrate with 1/4 cup water and pour over ice.


As written, this is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas. You can add up to 2 Tablespoons of half and half and still remain in FP mode.
Adding Heavy Cream will change the fuel type to S.
If you do not like the idea of diluting the concentrate, feel free to just drink it straight.
I like to add a pinch of baking soda to my coffee. (This neutralizes the acidity of the coffee, but does not change the flavor.)
Feel free to add any extracts for extra flavor. (Vanilla, coconut, or caramel would all be good!)
If you like sweet coffee, you can add 2 teaspoons of Gentle Sweet to each cup when you make it.


Serving: 0.75Cup