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Cold-Brewed Coffee

Cold-Brewed Coffee


"Coffee brewed slowly in cold water is less acidic than hot brewed. You can use this concentrate straight over ice or microwave half a mug coffee and then add a half cup of boiling water for quick hot coffee. Develop your own ratio of coffee to water for your custom brew."
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18 h 10 m servings 8 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 8 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Put coffee grounds in a large container. Slowly pour water over the grounds.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and steep at room temperature for 18 to 24 hours.
  3. Line a strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and place atop a pitcher; strain coffee through the cheesecloth into the pitcher. Discard the grounds. To get a clearer brew, strain coffee again through coffee filters. Store in refrigerator.

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  1. 19 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I just pour it through the coffee maker filter basket equipped with a coffee filter, into the coffee pot below. Makes it super easy to clean up. Keeps well stored in the fridge.

Most helpful critical review

As a tip to anyone that will go to the trouble of making cold brewed coffee. If your intent is a less bitter easier on the stomach result it's time for you to start roasting your own coffee. ...

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I just pour it through the coffee maker filter basket equipped with a coffee filter, into the coffee pot below. Makes it super easy to clean up. Keeps well stored in the fridge.

I had this over ice. It's the only coffee I've ever had that actually tastes as delicious as ground coffee smells.

Cold brewing makes your iced coffee have a smooth tastes as opposed to hot brewing and then chilling which makes it bitter. Love this recipe. I keep it in the fridge and everyone ads their own c...

This is the exact recipe that came with our Cold Brew Coffee Maker. I make iced lattes with this recipe on a daily basis. 2oz (or more) cold brew concentrate and 6oz milk, plus ice and a littl...

We made coffee ice cream with the results of this recipe. Excellent.

Excellent. NOTE: I used Starbucks' Guatemala Antigua coffee for this recipe.

This technique is brilliant (first heard about it from Rhee Drummond, the PIoneer Woman of Cooking channel). I make this in huge quantities because I go thru gallons of this in hot weather. It i...

I've made this with more expensive coffees like Starbucks and with cheaper brands like Folgers and even store all turns out smooth and easy to drink. Great alone or as an ingredient...

I agree with the other reviewer that this coffee tastes like coffee smells. I've made this a few times and have always had to use fine grind coffee so my ratio is about 150 grams of coffee to 1 ...

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