How to Make Cold Brewed Coffee

Coffee drinkers who find themselves doing the bitter coffee face may prefer cold-brew coffee instead of that traditional-brewed cup of joe. Because the grinds never come into contact with hot water, the cold-brew coffee has a much smoother, sweeter flavor. This recipe yields approximately 2 cups of cold-brewed coffee.

Cold-brewed coffee is easy to make. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

Things You'll Need

  • Large pitcher

  • 2 cups medium-grind coffee

  • 3 1/2 cups room-temperature filtered water

  • Fine-mesh strainer

  • Coffee filter

Step 1

Cold-brewing requires 12 to 24 hours. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

In a large pitcher, stir together 2 cups medium-grind coffee with 3 1/2 cups room-temperature filtered water. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.

Step 2

Strain to remove all coffee grounds. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

Strain the coffee through a fine-mesh strainer fitted with a coffee filter. Discard the grinds.

Step 3

Add ice to make a refreshing iced coffee. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

Add ice, milk, cream, sugar or whatever you normally like with your coffee and enjoy.