Cold brew coffee in tall glasses of ice with red and white straws

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours (steeping)
  • Yield: 2-3 drinks 1x


Save money this summer by making your own cold brew iced coffee at home! You only need two ingredients, a fridge and some time.




  • 32 ounce mason jar
  • Coffee grinder
  • Mesh sieve
  • Cheesecloth


  • 1/3 cup coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • 24 ounces cold filtered water


  1. Use a coffee grinder to grind beans to a coarse/medium coarse consistency.
  2. Place grounds in glass jar and add cold water.
  3. Move to the fridge and let steep for 8 hours at the absolute minimum, but ideally 12 hours.
  4. Line a fine mesh sieve with a sheet of cheesecloth, folded in half. Place over a medium bowl or large measuring cup and pour in your jar of coffee.
  5. Make sure your glass jar is cleaned of any remaining coffee grounds, and then pour your strained cold brew back into the clean jar.
  6. Store in the fridge until ready to use and enjoy!


Store in a closed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Can be served with or without ice, and your favorite creamers or sweeteners.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Steep

Keywords: cold brew coffee, homemade cold brew, homemade iced coffee, cold brew coffee recipe

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