How To Make Cold Brew Coffee


cold brew coffee in a weck bottle with antique spoon


It’s nearing the end of summer now, (come onnn fall!) but the temps are still in triple digits for us here in Phoenix, AZ. So even though I’m craving all the warm fall treats like chai tea and pumpkin spice lattes everything, I’m sure you can understand drinking something warm on a hot August day in Arizona is just not something I look forward to when I wake up in the morning.

I do, however, look forward to a cup of iced cold brew coffee when I’m heading out into the morning heat. And yes, if you’re wondering, it’s already high 90’s in the morning at this time of year. I love my morning coffee though, so I wanted something more refreshing, cheap and easy to make for when I’m heading out in a rush.

So here is an easy how to make cold brew coffee recipe that anyone can make the day before, and have ready by morning. You might already have all the ingredients, too!






  • decanter or large jar (I used this Weck jar from World Market. Find it here!)
  • your favorite coffee grounds, coarse
  • water
  • Coffee filter (or paper towel)


Once you have your ingredients and tools together, follow these directions for how to make cold brew coffee!


  1. Cold brew is a 1:3 coffee to water ratio. This means it’s 1 part coffee to 3 parts water. I did 1 cup of coffee grounds with 3 cups cold water. The 3 cups that were leftover for me have been good for 4-5 drinks.
  2. Pour the coffee grounds into your decanter(I used an Italian roast) and combine with your cold water. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Place in your fridge for a minimum of 12 hours. Stir occasionally, but not necessary.
  4. Filter out the coffee from the grounds by using a coffee filter or paper towel.
  5. Fill your glass with ice first, then pour over your fresh cold brew coffee. Top with your favorite creamer and sweetener and enjoy! (I made a delicious cookie butter creamer with rice milk and it was divine!)

*Cold brew is a condensed coffee so it’s wise to drink smaller amounts.


I think this was a super easy summer coffee drink that I could grab on my way out the door.

Try this for yourself and let me know what you think!


All my best,



cold brew coffee in a weck bottle with antique spoon

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