A few tips to start

  1. After letting your coffee steep, you’ll have a concentrate of cold brew that will be very strong. We recommend diluting it with milk or water to taste, although a 1:1 ratio of cold brew to water is a good place to start.
  2. If you don’t have a brewer designed specifically for cold brew, we love making it in a French press. The French press has a built-in filter and is easy to clean up.
  3. If you want to make a big batch of cold brew or don’t have a French press, you can steep your coffee in something you already have on-hand, like a pitcher or large mason jar.


To Brew

We recommend using a 1:8 coffee-to-water ratio

To make 16 oz of cold brew concentrate

Use 2 oz (4 tbsp.) of coarsely ground coffee, & 16 oz water

To make 32 oz of cold brew concentrate

Use 4 oz (8 tbsp.) of coarsely ground coffee & 32 oz water

To make 64 oz of cold brew concentrate

Use 8 oz (16 tbsp.) of coarsely ground coffee & 64 oz water



The Method

1. Coarsely grind fresh coffee.

A coarse grind should be about the size and texture of kosher salt.

2. Steep coffee in water for 16–24 hours, gently stirring to ensure that all of the grounds are saturated.

3. If you're using a French press, push the plunger down and slowly move all grinds to the bottom of the French press.

Otherwise, strain concentrate into another container using a cheesecloth and store in the refrigerator for up to ten days.

4. When ready to drink, dilute the concentrate with a 1:1 ratio of water or milk and enjoy!

Not interested in brewing it yourself?

No problem! Groundwork has a growing line of cold brew products available in our cafés and in grocery stores across the United States.

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