Here’s an easy guide on how to make cold brew coffee at home. Makin cold brew coffee at home is pretty simple – just grind your beans then soak them in big jars on the counter for about 16 hours.
I follow the Stumptown method of 12:64, that’s 12 ounces of freshly ground coffee to 64 ounces of water. This will create a strong concentrate of coffee, so I usually cut the finished product with 1:1 amount of water. You can soak your coffee grounds longer if you want to some really strong coffee concentrate.
Get some coffee, preferably a 12 oz bag of whole coffee beans. I like to use my local Minneapolis roaster, Spyhouse Coffee. You can use already ground if you like as well.
Grind those beans on the coarsest setting possible. Or dump out your bag of already ground beans into a bowl if that’s the route you’re taking.
Fill a 64 ounce jar/pitcher/container of your choosing with filtered water. Dump your coffee into the jar.
Stir the coffee and water together.
Seal the jar or cover the jar with a towel and let it sit out on the counter for the next 16 or so hours.
After 16 hours of room temperature “chilling” the coffee is done. Grab a mesh strainer or other type of sieve, hold the strainer over another container/jar and pour the coffee through the strainer letting the liquid pour through into the second jar/container. This will catch the big chunks of coffee grounds.
Now we’re on to the final step. Rinse the junk out of the first jar/container and place a new coffee filter over it. Pour the first filtered coffee through the coffee filter into the original jar/container. This will filter out the rest of the sludge from the coffee.
And that’s it. Store the finished product in the fridge and enjoy over ice. I like to cut the final result with a 1:1 ratio of water to coffee to dull it down a little bit. Pour the final result over ice and enjoy the summer. A splash of milk of any variety is a nice touch as well.