Cold brewing doesn’t require any more skill or effort than regular brewing, but it does require quite a bit more time. Here are the simple steps to follow for the best results…

What you will need?

  1. Grind 90g of beans on a coarse setting.
  2. Add the grounds into a plunger (in this tutorial we are using a 1 litre plunger).
  3. Slowly pour 887ml of room temperature water into the French press in circular motions to fully immerse the grounds.
  4. Use a spoon to stir and push the grounds down as you don’t want them to float at the top.
  5. Cover with the plunger (or anything else that will cover the top if it doesn’t fit on the shelf) and leave in the fridge for at least 12 hours.
  6. Press the plunger down, but not all the way as you don’t want to release the bitter flavours.
  7. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

A vital part of cold brewing is the grind size, here are some tips for achieving the perfect grounds…

Which grind size should I use for cold brew?

If you’re spending 12+ hours making this beautiful cold brew, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics right first. Grind size plays a huge roll in the end result and can either make or break your refreshing concoction.

A coarser grind size is best for a cold brew

Cold brew vs iced coffee taste – are they the same?

In short, no. Iced coffee is brewed with hot water and then cooled down. This means it has pretty similar flavour and characteristics of a normal cup of coffee, but it’s cold and served over ice.

Cold brew is made in a completely different way, so yields completely different results. As I mentioned previously, it has a more subtle and mellow flavour profile.

Iced coffee (depending on the blend you choose) may have a bolder acidity and richer flavour