Iced cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 800ml 1x


There is no hard and fast recipe when it comes to making cold brew coffee, but I tend to do mine overnight in the fridge and I speed up the filtering process by using my aeropress coffee maker (seriously, if you don’t own one, click on that link and buy one; it will change your coffee drinking hot or cold very much for the better). The ice I do in batches so that it’s ready when I need it. I tend to make this in ratios as I find it a bit easier, and it’s also much easier to scale. One filtered, you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of weeks, although if you’re anything like me I doubt it will last that long.



  • 1 part freshly ground coffee – e.g. 100ml/5 tablespoons
  • 8 parts cold water – e.g. 800ml


Get a large, sealable container – I use a 1 litre mason jar – and put your coffee in it. Top up with the water, stir and seal. Give it a little shake for good measure.

Put it in the fridge and leave it for about 12-18 hours, depending on how strong you like it (I often do mine for closer to 20 hours, if I can).

Make the ice with your first batch of cold brew.

Filter your coffee using a normal coffee filter, cafetiere or aeropress and put into ice cube moulds. Freeze.

Make a second batch and pour into a glass full of your cold brew coffee ice cubes. You can dilute, add milk or sugar as you like it (although I would try it black the first time, as it will likely be different to how you take hot brew coffee, since the flavour profile will be different).

  • Category: Drinks