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Cold Brew Coffee - Basic Method

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What you will need 

  • Container to brew in, we like this 2-gallon water dispenser style jar.
  • A way to filter out the coffee grounds. We use a cotton cloth bag to hold the coffee for easy disposal of grounds, but you can add all the coffee to the container and simply strain out later using a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer, or brew in a French press and simply press down and strain as normal.
  • Fresh whole bean coffee, we used CBC Roasters Colombia Narino medium roast.
  • Clean filtered water (never distilled).

 

How to brew

  • Use 1-part coffee for every 16 parts water. For a large recipe we would use 12 oz (340 g) of coffee to 192 oz /1.5 gallons (5440 g) of fresh filtered water.
  • Grind the coffee coarsely like you would for a French Press and to your brewing container.
  • Add all of the water, stir to make sure all of the grounds are evenly saturated.
  • Let sit for 12 hours at room temperature or 24 hours in the fridge.
  • Serve over ice, maybe add a little cream. Enjoy!