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Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

Melinda | Missouri Girl
Learn how to make homemade cold brew coffee at home with just a few simple ingredients and minimal equipment for a fraction of the price.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Rest Time and Straining Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • fine mesh sieve
  • coffee filters
  • large 1 Gallon container for storage


  • 8 ounces coffee grounds
  • 4 quarts water room temperature


  • Combine the coffee grounds and water in a large container.
  • Stir well and cover.
  • Let sit for 12-24 hours (or minimum of 2 hours if you need your caffeine fix sooner). Allow it to sit at room temperature for best results but you can also store in the refrigerator.
  • After sufficient seeping time is done, line a fine mesh sieve with a coffee filter and sit it on top of large, clean container. Cheesecloth can also be used to strain the liquid but you may need several layers.
  • Strain the cold brew, replacing the filter as needed until all of the cold brew has been strained.
  • Store in a container with a lid in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Keyword beverages, coffee lovers, cold beverages, cold brew coffee, homemade cold brew coffee, summer beverages