Cold brew coffee is unbelievably easy to make at home, as well as cost-effective.  Cold brew is made by steeping coarse coffee grounds in cold water for 12-24 hours.  The resulting strained coffee is lower in acidity than hot coffee and tends to have a less bitter flavor.  We have a few options for some great cold brew kits including the 33.5 oz Mr. Coffee Cold Brew Coffeemaker, the 48 oz Toddy Cold Brew System, and The Coffee Sock Cold Brew Kit.

The Coffee Sock Cold Brew kit has a 64 oz. capacity, and comes with a glass jar and a special reusable filter for making your cold brew.  In general, a 1:4 ratio of coffee grounds to water is a good rule of thumb for a smooth, strong brew.  We will talk about using that cold brew method below.

How to use your Coffee Sock Cold Brew System:

  • First, boil your new filter in fresh water for 10 minutes to clean and shrink.
  • Pour in coarsely ground coffee of your choice.  (fine ground will produce a weaker brew and is harder to strain, while coarse allows for better flow and a better, stronger brew)
  • Very slowly pour in cool water over the grounds until the jar is filled.  Close up the filter and pull the top of the filter through the loop.
  • Place the lid onto the jar and let sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours, as desired.
  • Pull the filter out of the jar and set on the ring to allow the coffee to drain from the inside of the filter.  Discard the grounds and rinse the filter clean and hang to dry.
  • Place your jar of cold brew in the refrigerator to enjoy at your leisure!  Keeps for about a week, if it lasts that long.
The Coffee Sock filter is a great fit for a half gallon size jar
Slowly pour cold filtered water over the grounds, filling up the jar
When the jar is full, tie the top of the filter
Cover with a lid and let your brew steep 12-24 hours at room temperature
After steeping, your cold brew will have turned a rich, dark color
Add cream or milk if you wish!

Benefits of making cold brew at home:

  • Delicious quality with very little effort
  • Smooth, strong coffee ready to serve
  • Lower in acidity and potentially easier on the stomach
  • Save money by brewing your own

Some excellent ways to enjoy cold brew:

  • Over ice, diluted, or straight
  • Straight with a splash of oat milk or cream
  • Blended in ice with a flavored creamer
  • Heated up over the stove or microwave for a strong, hot cup.

No matter how you like your coffee, you can make the perfect customized cup with cold brew extract!