Cold Brewing Your Way to the Perfect Iced Coffee

It's that time of year. The sun is shining. The flowers are blooming. And, some of us are making the change from a comforting warm brew to a cold and refreshing iced coffee. But, before you dump hot coffee over ice and call it a day, consider cold brewing a gourmet iced coffee.

Don't worry, it's not hard. But, a good cold brew will require some patience on your part. The payoff, however - a great-tasting, full-flavored coffee that's low in acidity - is well worth the time and effort. Go ahead, give it a whirl. You won't regret it.

Tip: Start the cold-brewing process before going to bed, you'll have ready-to-drink coffee in the morning.

Cold-Brew Coffee



  1. Grind your beans. You'll want a coarse, but consistent, grind for French press coffee.
  2. Add the ground coffee and room-temperature water to your French press. Stir.
  3. Let sit for 8-12 hours.
  4. Press down on the plunger to strain your coffee.
  5. Pour over ice and enjoy.

Tip: For an extra flavorful drink, brew some coffee, let cool. Use the coffee to fill an ice tray and freeze it. Use the coffee cubes in your drink instead of regular ice.


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I like to brew several shots of espresso and poor it over vanilla ice cream then add a bit of milk and keep cold. It's good just like that, or you can add blend it with chocolate or banana or flavored syrups and ice for a frozen coffee drink - yum :-) Now it just needs to get hot out. Where is the summer?
we do that except we have a toddy maker and it takes about 1 lb of coffee and nine cups of water. let it set for about 8-10 hours and pull the plug from bottom and it will filter out in a carafe. great coffee or about a month or longer