Brewing Cold Coffee: A Simple Guide

Cold brew coffee is a refreshing and easy-to-make alternative to traditional hot coffee. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Grind your coffee beans coarsely. This will help prevent the coffee from becoming too bitter during the brewing process.
  2. Combine the coffee grounds and cold water in a large jar or pitcher. The ratio of coffee to water can vary depending on your taste preferences, but a good starting point is 1 cup of coffee grounds to 4 cups of water.
  3. Stir the coffee and water together until the grounds are fully saturated. Cover the jar or pitcher and let it sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours, or up to 24 hours if you prefer a stronger brew.
  4. After the coffee has steeped for the desired amount of time, strain it through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the grounds. You may need to strain the coffee a few times to ensure that there are no stray coffee grounds left behind.
  5. Once the coffee is strained, you can enjoy it as is or dilute it with water or milk to taste. Cold brew coffee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, so you can make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week.