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Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Yield: 6-8 cups iced coffee

Author Maryanne Cabrera


Coffee Concentrate:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark roast coffee beans, roughly ground
  • 3 cups filtered water

Iced Coffee:

  • 1/2 cup coffee concentrate
  • 1/2-1 cup water or milk


  1. Add coffee grounds to French press container. Pour in water and stir vigorously to combine. Cover and allow mixture to steep overnight (8-12 hours) at room temperature.

  2. Gently press down on French press plunger to separate grounds from liquid. Pour coffee concentrate into another container. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.

Iced Coffee:

  1. For strong coffee (1:1 ratio), pour 1/2 cup coffee concentrate and 1/2 cup water in a serving glass filled with ice. For standard iced coffee (1:2 ratio), combine 1/2 cup coffee concentrate with 1 cup water. Customize with sweeteners, milk, or cream as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • I use this¬†French Press¬†from Amazon
  • Coffee concentrate will keep in the fridge for one week.
  • Infuse additional flavors during brewing process. Add vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks, and other spices along with ground coffee.