Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Enjoy delicious cold brew coffee at home with recipes for lattes, concentrate, and smoother hot coffee.
Servings 4 cups
- 2.25 oz Whole coffee beans about ¾ cups, packed
- 4 cups Room temperature water filtered water produces the best flavor
Concentrate for Iced Lattes
- 3 oz Whole coffee beans about 1 cup
- 2.5 cups Room temperature water
For Smoother Hot Coffee
- 1 cup Cold Brew Coffee
- ¼-1/2 cup Hot water
Additives for Iced Latte (suggestions)
- 1 cup Milk almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and regular milk work great
- ¼ cup Liquid creamer any flavor you like. I use coffee mate almond milk vanilla creamer.
- 2 cups Cold brew
Coarsely grind beans in a coffee grinder on coarse setting or blender. The beans should have more texture than a typical grind.
Add the coffee grounds to a French press, pour room temperature water over the coffee grounds. Alternatively, you can make in a mason jar.
Use a long handled spoon to press the beans down into the water, and make sure that the beans are wet.
Allow to steep at room temperature for about 8-12 hours. If you can't get back to it for much longer, like 18 -24 hours - no worries, pop it in the fridge to slow down the brewing process.
Press the handle down on the French press to filter out the coffee grinds. If brewed in a jar, strain the coffee grounds using a coffee filter or metal mesh sieve. Pour coffee over ice or heat up to enjoy!
For storage, pour coffee into a carafe, and refrigerate for up to a week.
You can use whatever coffee you like. I use a dark roast to make iced lattes.
While not ideal, you can use pre-ground coffee. There are two things to watch out for if using pre-ground coffee. The first is that since it isn't coarsely ground, you will need a mesh sieve or coffee filter to strain it (no cheesecloth). My own French press maker strains pre-ground coffee without leaving any grounds left behind. Also, because you are using a finer ground, less coffee by volume is needed. I usually use ¾ cup whole beans or about ½ cup of pre-ground.
Serving: 8oz | Calories: 30kcal