Cold Brew Iced Coffee

June 23, 2018

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
  • Ingredients

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



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

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.