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Use a French press or coarser to make your own cold brew coffee at home for the smoothest cup of java ever.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

15 mins
12 hrs
12 hrs 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1/2 pound coffee grounds with 6 cups cold water in a large pitcher or glass jar. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Add remaining coffee grounds and 3 cups cold water, making sure all the grounds are wet. Cover, and let steep, at room temperature for 12 hours or in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

  • Pass mixture through a fine sieve set over a medium bowl; discard coffee grounds. Line sieve with a standard coffee filter and pass mixture through again; discarding any remaining sediment. Pour coffee concentrate into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

  • To serve, dilute concentrate with an equal proportion of water or milk.