Cold Brew Coffee: What is It, and How to Make It?

Cold brew coffee – you might have heard about it, but is it just another passing trend? How is it different from regular coffee, and is it possible to make one at home?

Cold brew coffee is simply ground coffee that is brewed – steeped and strained afterwards – in room-temperature or cold water for 12-24 hours. Because it is made with colder water than the regular coffee, cold brew coffee has lower acidity, fuller body and sweeter, more well-rounded taste. Because of the gentle processing, some people believe cold brewing is a better way to make coffee.

Furthermore, it’s also easy to make at home. Adopting I Need Coffee’s recipe, here’s how:

Things You’ll Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Coffee beans, grinded (or ground coffee)
  • Coffee filter pouch
  • Water


  1. Put the ground coffee into the pouch. Place the pouch in the mason jar.
  2. Pour water into the jar slowly, with 4:1 ratio of water-coffee.
  3. Close the pouch and put on the lid.
  4. Let it sit on room temperature or in the refrigerator for 12 or more hours. The longer you leave it, the more concentrated the coffee will be.
  5. Remove the pouch and place the coffee jar in the refrigerator, if you haven’t already done so. Clean the pouch accordingly.
  6. Serve the coffee any way you like.