While making Cold-brewed coffee can seem intimidating at first, it is pretty simple to make at home. Using just a Mason jar and a fine mesh strainer, the process couldn't be more straightforward. Just add water to coffee, stir, cover it and leave it out on the counter overnight. Then, a quick two-step filtering the next day (strain the grounds through a sieve, and use a coffee filter to pick up silt), a dilution of the brew one-to-one with water, and you're done. Except for the time it sits on the kitchen counter to allow proper time for the coffee to steep, the whole process takes about five minutes!

 WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 1/3 a cup of coarse-ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water

PREPARATION

 Yields: Two Cups

  1. In a jar, stir together 1/3 a cup of coarse-ground coffee and 1 1/2 cups cold water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours minimum. 
  2. Strain twice through a coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve, or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water to your preferred taste and strength level. If desired, add milk. Remember you are making a concentrate, so best to dilute with water as needed.

 

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