How to make cold brew with Browndog coffee

How to Make Cold Brew coffee

This cold brew coffee recipe is easy to make in just a few minutes of hands on time: then just wait overnight! 

The cold brew ratio

Before we start: Let’s talk ratios. What is the cold brew coffee ratio? There are two main ratios:

  • Grounds to water ratio: 1:4. For making coffee, use a 1:4 ratio of grounds to water. That means 1 ½ cups coffee grounds and 6 cups of water.
    • Cold brew concentrate to water ratio: 1:1. After you make cold brew, you’ll end up with cold brew concentrate. To drink the finished brew, use a ratio of 1:1. In other words, fill your glass with 1 part concentrate and 1 part water (or milk). Drinking concentrate on its own is much too strong.

  • Cold Brew Equipment

    To make cold brew coffee, you’ll need a few pieces of gear. But they are things that you’ll most likely already have in your kitchen! In contrast to making pour over coffee making this recipe requires no special equipment. Here’s what you need,

    1. Coffee grinder : To grind the coffee to a medium coarse grind.  It’s easiest with an electric grinder since you’ll need quite a bit of grounds! 
    2. Filtered water: Filtered water has the best flavor or distilled water.
    3. Large jar or pitcher
    4. Strainer
    5. Clean towel (keep in mind it will get stained from the coffee

How to make cold brew coffee

This cold brew coffee recipe is a very easy and forgiving method. Just make sure to make it 24 hours before you’d like to drink it! Here are the major steps in our cold brew coffee recipe 

  1. Grind 1 ½ cups of  Medium dark roast coffee. Grind the coffee to a medium coarse grind.
  2. Add 6 cups filtered water and mix. Add filtered water to the coffee grounds in a large jar or pitcher, and give it a little stir.
  3. Refrigerate and wait 24 hours! Here’s where the brewing magic happens: and you don’t need to do anything! Just wait while the coffee brews.
  4. Filter the coffee. Pour the coffee into a strainer with a towel or cheesecloth placed inside, and filter it into a separate container. Then, your cold brew is ready to drink! It makes 9 servings: water it down with equal parts cold water and coffee concentrate.


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