Cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee

  • A little effort

To make this recipe, you need to buy a piece of kit or cobble together your own kit using a funnel, some good quality filters such as Chemex or a cloth filter, a very fine sieve like a chinois and a glass jug. Buy freshly roasted beans if you can, and because you need coarsely ground coffee it’s best to grind your own. Filtered water will also help give a better flavour, or reverse-osmosis filtered water if you can find and afford it! If you are using a dripper, refer to the instructions, otherwise the instructions below are a rough guide.



  • ground coffee beans 50g per 200ml of water


  • Step 1

    Use 50g coffee per 200ml of water to begin with and then adjust the ratio until you find the ratio you like.

  • Step 2

    Put the grounds into the system you have bought or into the jug. Brew with cold water, or you can bloom the grounds with water just off boiling to help release flavour and then add cold water.

  • Step 3

    Allow the grounds to brew for between 8 and 24 hours before filtering.

  • Step 4

    Filter either through the system filter or through cloth or paper filters.

  • Step 5

    Dilute it with hot or cold water and or milk/cream to the strength you like. Or use it as a base for cocktails or in recipes.