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The Best Cold Brew Coffee

The Best Cold Brew Coffee

The perfect cold brew for a hot day.

Cold Brew Coffee

I make this recipe extra-easy by brewing before I go to bed at night in my 4-cup french press and just pressing first thing in the morning. I’ll just go ahead and admit that I buy my coffee pre-ground and it works great. A standard grind is fine, but look for one — or grind yourself — a little on the coarse side of standard. Use a coffee you like, and you may be surprised how much more you like it when you brew this way. I like a strong, small cup, and that’s what this brew yields when served with a generous splash of milk. You can treat it like a concentrate and dilute it with cold filtered water to taste without any loss of quality.

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  • Author: Carolyn Cope
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 80 grams scant 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups cold filtered water
  • Ice cubes
  • Milk of choice or additional cold filtered water (to taste)


  1. Into a 4-cup french press, liquid measure or jar, pour the ground coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour in half the water and stir well. Add remaining water and stir again.
  2. Let sit at room temperature or in the fridge overnight, then press or strain through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag into a clean container.
  3. To serve, fill glass with ice and pour in coffee and milk to taste. Dilute with cold filtered water if desired.
  • Category: Coffee


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