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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home
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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

A refreshing caffeine kick, perfect for warm days

Cold brew is a smooth drink served over ice, it's really easy to mix up a batch, doesn't take long or require any specialist equipment. The base is a concentrate so this should keep you supplied for a few days.

What you need

Coffee: 50g Dark roast is best for cold brew, coarsely ground.

Water: 400ml filtered water


Still or Sparkling Water

A Strainer or French Press (increase coffee to 70g)



Put the filtered water into a jar with a lid or the French Press. Add the coffee but do not stir. Note if using a French Press you to need add more coffee.

Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. If using a French Press you may need to cover with a different lid as it can be difficult to fit in the fridge with the plunger up.

Pour through a strainer, for best results use a cheesecloth or coffee filter paper in addition to the strainer to get the best filtered concentrate mix. Keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.

To serve mix on a 1:1 ratio of concentrate to water or sparkling water. You can adjust the ratios to your taste, for a longer drink increase the water to 1:1.5 and if adding ice reduce the ratio slightly to 1:0.5. French Press can be made a little stronger so try starting on a 1:1 ratio. You can also add milk instead of water or a combination of both.

Cold Brew Milk

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