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Cold Brew Coffee Basic Recipe
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Cold Brew Coffee – Basic Recipe

A basic recipe for homemade cold brew coffee.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make cold brew coffee
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate Time 16 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 dl
Calories 1kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 2.5 cups (185 g) coffee beans alternative: coarse ground coffee
  • 4 cups (1 L) cold water


  • Grind your coffee beans coarse.
  • Divide it between two 1-liter glass bottles, and fill each one with 500mL cold water. Mix them and store for 16 hours (12-18h) in your fridge.
  • The next day, filter the mixture first through a kitchen sieve. Filter it a second time through a very thin sieve. I used the barista coffee maker from Tchibo for the second filtration, who comes with a very thin sieve.
  • The cold brew coffee is best when enjoyed fresh, but you can store it up to one week in a glass bottle in your fridge.
  • The coffee is very intense, therefore dilute it 1:1 with water, milk, or ice before serving.


Let the coffee grounds dry and use them as a natural fertilizer for your plants.


Calories: 1kcal | Sodium: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg