Essential Accessories to Make Perfect Cold Brew Coffee at Home

Cold brew coffee
Paul Wagtouicz for TimeOut New York

In the midst of a muggy 90-degree day, it’s almost impossible to think of, let alone enjoy, a hot caffeinated beverage. Fortunately, you can get your caffeine fix from a refreshing cup of cold brew instead. Since we love cold brew so much, especially during the hot days of summer, we did some research to find the best accessories to make our favorite beverage at home. From an oversized ice tray for long-lasting coffee cubes to a sophisticated drip cold-brew system, discover the essential accessories to make and enjoy the perfect cold brew.

Filtron Cold-Brewer $50

Filtron provides many accessories to make the perfect batch of cold brew at home. We’re especially fond of the glass carafe for storage in the fridge. Cold brewing takes 12–24 hours (16 is recommended), and the concentrate lasts up to 2 weeks, refrigerated and sealed. The batch will keep you buzzing for days.

Jack's Stir Brew Mason Jar $20

Leave flimsy (and toxic) plastic cups behind for this nifty glass mason jar with a spill-saving lid. The rubber sleeve ensures you can grip your cold brew without freezing your hand.

Lekue Ice Cube Tray $30

Why dilute your cold brew with watered-down ice cubes when you can make coffee cubes with this ideally shaped tray? It provides perfect squares that, due to their size, last much longer than standard cubes.

Toddy Cold Brew Pour-Over Coffee System $35

This handy cold-brewer removes undesirable oils and acidity (approximately 67% less acidic than coffee brewed by conventional hot-brew methods) from your coffee for a fresh, smooth taste. The concentrated cold-brewed coffee (or tea) stores in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker $30

The stainless steel machine yields simple yet delicious iced brew that is even tastier when sipped from the accompanying mug, which is equipped with a special insulating sleeve to keep your coffee ice cold.

Coolgear BRU Delux Tumbler and Brewer $40

Don’t let any coffee go to waste. Instantly brew a single cup of iced goodness with the compact filter that fits right on top of the insulated tumbler.

Stumptown 64 oz Cold Brew Glass Growler $36

If you need cold brew fast, then invest in Stumptown’s cold-brew growler, which will supply you with fresh iced coffee at the ready throughout the week.

Nispira Luxury Ice Cold Brew Dripper Coffee Maker in Stainless Steel $100

This brewer looks as good as the iced coffee it makes, and the flavor from the drip method is second to none. The cold brew tastes smoother and has a stronger flavor with lower acidity.

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