Delicious Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Delicious Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

We have been bored during lockdown so to help us cope with this issue we tested out some recipes and one of them was this cold brew coffee recipe! Prior to lockdown we had not tried cold brew coffee but after making and brewing our first batch we were hooked.

At a certain point we were making this cold brew recipe daily and drinking it multiple times a day. Crazy right? But i tell you it is that good!

What is cold brew coffee ?

It is coffee that has been brewed using a cold water process.
The Coffee Grounds are left to soak in water for 12-24 hours to absorb the coffee. Then you strain it throw a cheese cloth and there you have it!

Cold Brew Coffee is :

  • A lot less acidic
  • Less bitterness 
  • Smooth and refreshing

Steeping Time

The steeping time is the amount of time the coffee grounds must sit inside the cold water before you strain the mixture through a cheese cloth.

Most people recommend you steep your grounds for 12-24 hours but we have found that steeping it for 20 hours is the golden amount of time and produces the best results!

How to strain your Cold Brew Coffee

Once your coffee grounds have been steeping for about 12-24 hours you will need to strain your coffee grounds out of the mixture.You can stain your grounds in a few different methods

  1. Paper coffee filters. You can strain your mixture through a paper coffee filter.
  2. Cheese cloth . You can use cheese cloth to strain your mixture through.

All you have do is place a sieve over your clean jar or jug and place either your coffee filter paper or your cheese cloth over the sieve and pour through your concentrate. 

Delicious Cold Brew Coffee

Delicious Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Alexandro Da Silva Azevedo
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 hrs 20 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 5
Calories 10 kcal


  • 1-2 large jars
  • 1 cup for measuring
  • large wooden spoon
  • Nut Milk bag or cheesecloth 


  • 1 cup Quality Ground Coffee Ideally a course ground coffee
  • 5 cups Water Best results comes from filtered water


  • Measure out 1 cup of ground coffee.
  • In a large jar combine coffee and water. Stir and cover and let i sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • In a large jar combine coffee and water. Stir and cover and let i sit in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • Add ice cubs into a glass and pour the coffee into the glass. Add milk if you'd like.It goes really well with plant milk from Milklab South Africa !


Keyword coffee, cold brew, espresso, single origin

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