- 1 quart sized Mason Jar (you can also use a french press, just make sure to cover it)
- 1 cup of medium coarse ground coffee
- 4 cups of filtered water
- 1 coffee filter or cheesecloth (if using french press you’ll just use the plunger to filter)
- A glass container to store your cold brew coffee in the fridge (it’s good for up to 2 weeks)
- Ice cubes (not for brewing, but making your iced coffee from the cold brew)
- You’ll add your ground coffee to the mason jar (or french press), pour in the filtered water and stir. Place your covered coffee mix in the fridge and let brew for 12 to 24 hours. Then strain the grounds either through a coffee filter (using a pour over machine) or through a cheesecloth into a glass container (another mason jar will do).
When you’re ready to make your cold brew into iced coffee pour some of your cold brew over ice and enjoy. You can add water to dilute it, add some sugar (see the “sugar water” tip below) along with your favorite milk/cream if you like. The unused cold brew can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, it’s best to store it without milk or cream so it doesn’t spoil.