Steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water overnight will create cold brew coffee, which produces a much less bitter and more nuanced and flavorful iced coffee than a traditional coffee brewed with hot water.

I’ve switched up my method to use the Zell Cold Brew coffee maker which can work with an 64-oz mason jar and makes the process of brewing much simpler and easier to manage. Even though I’ve included weights and measures here, I don’t actually measure anything I just fill up the coffee maker with coffee in the correct compartment and water to fill the mason jar, and the next morning I simply remove the Zell filter and rinse it quickly and I’m done.

  • 6 servings
  • 5 mins
  • 24 hours
  • 24 hours 5 mins


  • 1 cup, coarsely ground coffee
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/10 cup chicory (optional)



  • Combine the ground coffee and water in a large container at a ratio of 1 part coffee to 6 parts water.
  • Let rest overnighti (at least 12 hours), and then strain grounds out of the coffee.
  • serve with ice, and dilute with water at a ratio of 1:1 if needed.