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Learn how to make homemade cold brew coffee in the comfort of your own home, courtesy of former staffer Grant Melton. Click here for more DIY cold brew tips + tricks.


  • 2 cups dark-roast coffee beans
  • Water


Serves: about 8 cups


Grind the coffee to a medium grind and place into an 8-cup glass jar. Fill the jar to the top with cold water and place the lid on the jar. Refrigerate for 12 hours.

To strain the coffee, place a ceramic cone filter over top of a pitcher and strain. If you don’t have one, you can place some cheesecloth or paper towels (be careful they don't tear) into a sieve and strain coffee into a bowl.

If the cold brew is too robust, add cold water to taste. Serve over ice, adding cream and sugar to your liking.