Cold Brew

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Cold Brew Coffee at Home

1. Gather Your Equipment:

  • You will need a large jar or pitcher, coarsely ground coffee beans, a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, and filtered water.

2. Measure Coffee and Water:

  • For a standard cold brew concentrate, use a ratio of 1:4 coffee to water. For example, for every 1 cup of coffee grounds, use 4 cups of water.
  • Adjust the quantities based on the size of your container and your desired strength.

3. Combine Coffee and Water:

  • Place the coarsely ground coffee beans in the jar or pitcher.
  • Slowly pour the filtered water over the coffee grounds, ensuring all grounds are fully saturated.

4. Stir the Mixture:

  • Use a spoon or spatula to gently stir the coffee and water mixture, ensuring that all the grounds are fully immersed in the water.

5. Seal and Steep:

  • Seal the jar or pitcher with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent any contaminants from getting in.
  • Place the container in the refrigerator and let it steep for 12-24 hours, depending on your desired strength.

6. Strain the Cold Brew:

  • After steeping, remove the jar or pitcher from the refrigerator.
  • Place a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth over a separate container and carefully pour the cold brew mixture through it to strain out the grounds.

7. Filter (Optional):

  • For an even smoother cold brew, you can filter the strained mixture again using a coffee filter or a clean cloth.

8. Dilute (Optional):

  • If the cold brew concentrate is too strong for your liking, you can dilute it with water or milk to your desired strength.

9. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Pour the cold brew coffee into a glass filled with ice.
  • Add any desired sweeteners or flavorings, such as sugar, syrup, or cream.
  • Stir well and enjoy the smooth, refreshing taste of homemade Fonzie Abbott cold brew coffee.

10. Storage:

  • Store any leftover cold brew coffee in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks.