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Its Hot Out There - Time For A Cold Brew Summer

by Anthony Mastershop July 08, 2016

How to Cold Brew Coffee Using a Mason Jar

What you’ll need:


  • Course Ground Coffee: 1 - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cold Water: 3 - 3 1/2 cups


  • 32 oz Mason Jar
  • Strainer
  • Large bowl
  • Coffee filter

There are those among us who like to dip their toes in the water before they jump right into the pool. Cold brewing with a mason jar is synonymous to the toe dip. This method will allow you to get an idea of how cold brewed coffee tastes without any risk of spending money on a product that you might not enjoy. This is by far the easiest method to make delicious cold brewed coffee with materials most people should have around their kitchen.

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Yield: Approximately 3 cups of concentrate


  1. Use about 4oz (1 - 1 1/2 cups) of coarsely ground coffee beans. Pour the grounds into your mason jar and fill it half way with cold (or room temperature) water. Gently stir the mixture to ensure all the grounds are wet and then fill the jar the rest of the way with water.
  2. Put the lid on the mason jar with the coffee mixture, and place it in your refrigerator. Allow the coffee to steep for 12 to 24 hours (times may vary). Be aware that the longer it steeps, the stronger your coffee will be.
  3. After the 12 to 24 hours steeping time, set your strainer over the large bowl and place a coffee filter in the strainer. Pour the cold coffee mixture through the filter to catch the grounds. Rinse your jar out, and transfer the cold coffee from the bowl back into the jar for storage.

NOTE: Coffee brewed this way may be stronger then you are used to. Try it straight and then dilute the coffee to your liking. To brew a really strong cup of iced coffee, you need about a 1:4 ratio of coffee to water. Regular hot coffee calls for a 1:16 ratio, but iced coffee is stronger – because it’s better. My favorite is an iced cold brewed coffee at a 1:4 ratio of coffee to nice cold milk. Incredibly refreshing and tastes delicious!

The resulting cold brew was silky smooth and full bodied, which allowed for the rich chocolate notes of the coffee to come through even with the addition of milk!

Calories per serving: 0
Fat per serving: 0
Saturated fat per serving: 0
Unsaturated fat per serving: 0
Carbohydrates per serving: 0

Anthony Mastershop
Anthony Mastershop


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