- 2 2/3 cups (about 7 ounces or 200 g) coarsely ground coffee
- 4 cups (946 ml) cold water
- Milk or half-and-half, for serving (optional)
- Combine the coffee and cold water in a large Mason jar, bowl, or vessel of some sort with a built-in filter (such as a French press or similar item for brewing). Stir with a spoon until all the coffee grounds have been saturated with water.
- Cover the container with a lid and let it sit on the counter at room temperature to steep for 12 to 24 hours. The longer the cold brew coffee steeps, the stronger the flavor.
- If you’ve infused the coffee in a bowl or jar, strain the cold brew coffee concentrate through a fine-mesh sieve, metal coffee filter, or fine cheesecloth into a bowl. If you’ve infused the coffee in a vessel with a built-in filter, deploy the plunger to press the grounds down or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for filtering.
- Pour the strained cold brew coffee concentrate into a container with a lid. You should have 2 1/2 to 3 cups. Cover the container and stash it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- To serve the cold brew coffee, dilute the concentrate with ice and water, milk, or half-and-half to taste. (The amount of liquid needed for dilution is up to your discretion. It depends on the type of coffee used and how strong you fancy your coffee. A good place to start is 1 part cold brew coffee concentrate to 1 part water. Taste and tweak if need be.) Use within 1 week.
Source: Leite's Culinaria
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