Easy DIY Cold Brew Coffee

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Make this Easy DIY Cold Brew Coffee for just a fraction of what you would pay at your local coffee house, save money and treat yourself at the same time.

You can make your own amazing DIY Cold Brew Coffee at home without special equipment and in less than 24 hours. You need just two ingredients to get started making it

I am obsessed with cold brew iced coffee; however, I am not so crazy about spending $7 on every visit to the coffee shop. I found that I could make it at home easily using whatever coffee I had on hand, and it was delicious! The best part is that you can make various strengths and flavors suit your taste.

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How To Make Easy DIY Cold Brew

It’s actually really easy to make dairy-free cold brew at home. You probably already have all the ingredients and supplies sitting at your house. Tasty cold brew is just a few minutes away.

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What You Need:

Quart mason jar with a lid

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

diy cold brew coffee in a glass with straw

DIY Cold Brew Coffee FAQ’s

Here are some questions people often ask about how to make cold brew at home. If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave them in the comments.

Is making cold brew better than just pouring ice over my morning coffee?

The cold brewing process makes coffee that is up to 65% less acidic than regular coffee brewing; therefore it is smoother and has a more concentrated flavor as well.

Can I just use a regular coffee filter?

I have tried this and it just doesn’t work, the coffee takes far too long to go through the grounds and filter. Anything too large and your coffee will have small grounds floating in it. A bag like a nut filter allows the liquid to pass through better and is reusable as well.

Do I have to use freshly ground coffee?

No! While using freshly ground just minutes before your brew may up the flavor, it is still delicious with whatever pre-ground coffee you buy to put in your drip maker.

Can I Make a Larger Batch?

You can, by simply using the ratio of ¼ cup of coffee grounds to every 1 cup of water you can make it in any amount. I make mine by the gallon often using an upcycled pickle jar. If you won’t drink more than a couple glasses a week a quart is plenty.

Can I make my coffee more or less strong?

Yes, if you try a batch that is too strong for you, simply reduce the number of grounds on your next batch or let it steep longer for a stronger mixture.

How long is it good for in the refrigerator?

This keeps well in the fridge for up to about a week; after that, the flavor tends to deteriorate, becoming bitter and “off” tasting, so make your amount accordingly for what you will drink in that time.

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DIY Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

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Easy to make at home DIY Cold Brew Coffee Recipe.
Prep Time:1 d
Cook Time:0 mins
Total Time:1 d

SERVINGS

4

Equipment

  • 1 quart mason jar
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 reusable nut milk bag
  • 1 container with pour spout

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  • Fill a mason jar to the 3 cup line with water.
  • Add 1 cup of ground coffee.
  • Stir to saturate all the grounds well.
  • Replace the lid and give it a good shake.
  • Place on the counter or in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
  • Place nut bag over a container with a pour spout like a large measuring glass.
  • Remove lid and pour coffee into container through the nutbag.
  • Squeeze excess liquid out of bag, throw away grounds.
  • Rinse out mason jar to remove any remaining grounds.
  • Return strained coffee to the mason jar.
  • Add additional cup of water to fill to up to the top of the mason jar.

Notes

Keep coffee in the refrigerator for up to a week, it is still usable but after a week it begins to turn bitter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Sodium: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diy cold brew coffee
Servings: 4
Cost: $2
DIY cold brew coffee.

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