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cold brew coffee with straw

Cold Brew Coffee

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 12-24 hour brew time
  • Total Time: 5 minutes plus brew time
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: coffee
  • Method: brewed
  • Cuisine: Drinks


This easy cold brew coffee recipe will become your new favorite way to stay caffeinated in the summer! It’s incredibly simple to make and tastes smooth, yet strong. It’s the best way to enjoy rich, strong, smooth iced coffee on hot summer days!


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 4 cups COLD water


  1. Combine the coffee and water in a sealable container and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to 72. Strain the mixture once to remove most of the grounds, then line the strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth, paper towels or a coffee filter and pour the mixture through again. It will take longer to drain this time, so walk away and wait for it to finish.
  2. The leftover liquid is your cold brew coffee. This is a concentrate, so depending on how strong you like it, you may want to dilute it with water or milk. Store in a bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. When ready to drink, pour over ice and doctor it up however you take it.


  • The leftover coffee grounds are great for your garden. Compost them!

Keywords: breakfast, coffee, cold brew, method, easy, drinks, concentrate