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Great instructions. I use a double mesh strainer – it let’s a tiny bit of grounds through but much easier to clean.
Try a french press for less mess.
same process, and you serve from the same container.
I am so happy! Easy instructions, great tasting coffee, time saver. Thank you! #makecoffeegreatagain
Use G-Presso. You can make coldbrew coffee within 4-minutes
Recipe is confusing.. one cup is 8 oz and you list scant cup 4oz. Is it 4oz or 1 cup (8oz)
Hi Maureen! Hope this clarifies! A liquid cup of water measures 8 ounces. A cup of coffee beans weighs 4 ounces.
But the recipe is 4 parts water to 1 part coffee, if measured by volume?
The VOLUME of water is 8 fluid ounces. The WEIGHT of the coffee is 4 ounces. You have to weigh the coffee beans. Only water can safely be assumed to have a volume of 8 fluid ounces and also weigh 8 ounces. This is one of the downsides of not using the more description measurements of our European friends that would list the water as 237 milliliters and the coffee beans as 113 grams.
If that’s confusing, go here for more: https://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-ounces-and-fluid-ounces-224303
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces… An ounce is a weight unit and a fluid-ounce is volume unit. What she is saying is 1 cup of beans weighs 4 ounces.
Thanks. Best recipe I found and easiest to do.
Ok, so you say you are using a 2 QUART (64oz) canning jar. The recipe calls for only 32 ozs of water, yet the picture shows a full jar. Is it doubled and u should use 2 cups of coffee for a 64 oz jar? I had only done with one cup but filled up the jar not thinking… I ended up adding another cup to the brew, so let’s hope so…
Hi J! You have an eagle eye! The bottle you see in the headnote of the recipe is just for storage purposes, but the jar in the photos in the method steps, above, is not completely full. It’s hard to tell from the angle. Regardless, doubling the recipe is totally fine! How did it turn out?
Came out great. Thanks.
But beware how long you keep the brewed coffee: it grows mold.I used medium grind, medium roast. Very smooth, no bitterness at all. I used a French press & the filtered a second time throughv2 cheap coffee filters.
I LOVE the idea of coffee ice cubes in the iced coffee! Brilliant!
I love coffee. This is liberating.
Woah! This recipe works so well, it tastes great, and it’s very easy. Thank you so much for sharing. As a college student, I really love cold brew at an affordable cost
I travel alot and live out of hotel rooms. My work day while traveling tends to be 12-14hrs per day 7 days per week. Not only do I not have time usually to run through a local coffee vender, it gets expensive. I try to stay in hotels that have tje little kitchenette so I can cook in the room and try to eat a little healthier.
I love cold brewed coffee so when I saw the ratings for Emma Christensens cold brew I had to try it. Hotel had a drink pitcher so I went, had some coffee ground on the french press setting, and started to brew. It was even better than expected. I will no longer buy a cold brew coffee from a vender (unless I’m in a pinch…). I can’t wait to take this home and brew for my wife and daughters… their gonna love it!
I didnt have easy access to a store to buy cheese clothe so instead I bought one of those multi use, one size fits most, reusable coffee filters. This is something I will easily be able to put in my suitcase. Worked great. Thanks Emma, I brew beer, and make cider and mead. Can’t wait to check out some of those recipe’s as well.
Best coffee ever. Beats french press hands down. Thanks.
I just made this for the first time, using home roasted Mexican beans. After years of making pour-over coffee for my husband (I don’t drink coffee), he is very pleased with how smooth cold brew coffee is. I roast using an adapted West Bend II popcorn popper. Great roast, great brew. Gracias from Jalisco, Mexico.
This recipe is sooooooo easy and awesome! Going to be making cold brew all summer long. Thanks, Emma!
I still filter it all with coffee maker filters
Any tips on how to serve this to a crowd? In the past, if I set out concentrate, there would need to be a lot of explaining or else people would inadvertantly assume the concentrate was just iced coffee. But I like the idea of letting people dilute as needed. Thanks!
Love this recipe! I used Seattle’s Best vanilla pre-ground coffee grounds. Followed each step. When it was ready I added just a small amount of vanilla syrup, to the bottom of the cup, used whole milk to delete it. So good and creamy!
It is delicious, this is the recipe I have been using for a couple of years, also, I use a regular coffee filter to line my strainer with, and strain it twice …
I went online today to find accurate measurements for CB coffee. I made it from another recipe last night that called for 5-1/2 scoops coffee to 32 oz water. That just didn’t seem right when I realized my scoop was only 1 T bsp, which meant I used only 5-1/2 Tbsp coffee to 32 oz water. According to your recipe, I should have used 16 Tbsp since 2 Tbsp equals 1 oz. (BTW, your recipe inaccurately converted 1 cup grounds to 4 oz). Can I add another 13 Tbsp to the already brewing coffee (it has been brewing about 18 hrs) or do I need to just dump it out and start all over again?
Hi, Anna! yes, you can just add the additional coffee grounds to your water. That should work just fine. (Also, 4 ounces of coffee is a weight measurement, not a volume measurement, and is correct. Some beans will vary slightly in their weight, but I’ve found that 1 cup equalling 4 ounces by weight is a pretty good average.)