How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Am I really showing you how to make Cold Brew Coffee in January? Ya betcha. In other words; why yes, yes, I am. I am team cold brew all year round. No matter the weather, no matter the temp. Cold brew is naturally less acidic and less bitter than your regular hot cup of coffee, giving cold brew coffee a much smoother taste. This is one of the many reasons why I personally prefer cold brew coffee over hot coffee, even during the freezing brutal Minnesota winters. But truly making your own cold brew at home is not only super cost effective, but the process is super simple. No crazy equipment or gadgets needed. So, move over Starbucks, let’s get this Cold Brew Coffee party started!

What you need to make cold brew coffee:

  1. Whole Coffee Beans; I’d recommend an Organic Fair Trade coffee bean.
  2. Coffee Grinder. If you do not have one. Do not fret. You can also choose to grind your coffee beans at the grocery store. Just make sure to grind them on the coarsest setting or on a French Press setting.
  3. Mason Jars
  4. Strainer
  5. Optional Cheese cloth or Super Thin Coffee Filter. Regular coffee filters will take for-ev-ver for your liquid to seep through into your mason car or bowl.

step 1

Place coarse coffee grounds in mason jar.

step 2

Add filtered water.

step 3

Cover the mason jar. Shake to combine coffee grounds and filtered water. Place in the refrigerator for 18-24 hours.

step 4

Strain the cold brew mixture into a bowl or another mason jar. If you do not have a cheese cloth or coffee filter, strain mixture twice.

step 5

Add strained cold brew mixture into a clean mason jar. Enjoy, or place covered mason jar in the refrigerator up to several weeks.

step 6

So good!

There are so many ways you can drink your cold brew coffee. You can drink this straight up, undiluted. You can add your favorite creamer, sip and enjoy! I personally love to add a scoop of collagen, a little pour of dairy free creamer, a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin spice, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup if I’m feeling fancy. Honestly, the options are endless. I cannot wait to create and share more cold brew recipes here with you! Cold Brew Coffee is a love language in itself, and I’m all about it! What do you like to add into your coffee? Please share and comment below.

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe by Brenda
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  • 1 cup 1 coarse ground coffee beans

  • 8 cup 8 filtered water


  • Place 1 cup of coffee grounds into a 64 ounce mason jar
  • Add 8 cups of filtered water to the mason jar
  • Add and secure the cover to the mason jar, shake the jar to combine the coffee beans and filtered water
  • Store the mason jar in the refrigerator, and let the coffee steep for 18-24 hours. Steeping for less than 18 hours could result in a watered down tasting coffee, and steeping more than 24 hours could result in a stronger, more bitter tasting coffee.
  • Strain the cold brew mixture into another clean mason jar, or into a bowl using a fine mesh strainer with cheese cloth placed on top of the strainer. If you do not have a cheese cloth or super thin coffee filter, strain cold brew mixture twice. If you strained your cold brew mixture into a bowl, pour the cold brew mixture into a clean mason jar for easy storage.
  • Enjoy! Or store your cold brew coffee in a sealed mason jar and store in the refrigerator for several weeks.


  • I recommend medium to dark roast, or decaf coarse ground coffee beans

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