For lovers of iced coffee, nothing beats the upgrade to a cold brew—never watery or too bitter, always brimming with flavor. The only downside to a morning pour of cold brew is that it can cost you a hefty penny and become an expensive daily habit. Luckily, it's possible to serve up your own cold-brew coffee, skipping the steep price tag and enjoying the drink in the comforts of your own home. Below we've outlined a step-by-step guide for how to make cold-brew coffee. The directions are surprisingly straightforward, so in no time at all, you can be cozying up with a cup of your own brew, enjoying a cold glass of unadulterated coffee flavor. Head below for a step-by-step guide for how to make cold-brew coffee at home.
Grind coffee on the coarsest setting. The grounds should have a similar consistency to breadcrumbs. Fill a large mason jar or similar-size container with the coffee grounds.
Pour cold water over the coffee grounds. Stop when you achieve a 1:8 ratio. Gently stir the mixture until well combined. Cover the mason jar and let it steep for 18 to 24 hours. You can place the jar in the fridge to keep the mixture cool.
Place a sieve into a large bowl and cover with muslin, then pour the brew into the bowl. Pour the strained brew back into the mason jar, re-place clean muslin over the bowl, then pour back again. Repeat these steps until there are no visible grinds or residue in the brew.
Pour the cold-brew coffee into a glass with ice. Add cream or milk as preferred, then enjoy cold.
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