Cold Brew Coffee in a French Press – an incredibly easy way to make cold brew!
Another great way to make your favorite cold brew!
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee in a French Press:
As many of you know, I am an AVID cold brew coffee drinker. I switched over to cold brew in 2016 because I was suffering from acid reflux and other stomach issues. I had to swear off coffee altogether for a while, but slowly incorporated cold brew back into my diet once I learned that it doesn’t upset my stomach.
What is Cold Brew Coffee:
Cold brew coffee is coffee that is brewed with cold or room temperature water instead of scalding hot water. As a result, cold brew is MUCH less acidic and less bitter than regularly brewed coffee. Regular coffee is brewed with scalding hot water which strips the coffee bean and breaks it down, which results in more acidic and bitter coffee.
Its because of these benefits that so many people gravitate towards cold brew: flavor (not so acidic – it’s easier to drink black) and because it is so much easier on their stomachs. To this day I cannot drink regular coffee without heartburn or a stomach ache, but I can drink my homemade cold brew without a problem.
Cold Brew Coffee/French Press Ratio:
I always make my cold brew coffee with 4 cups water to 1/2 cup roughly ground coffee beans. Of course, you can adjust this ratio to make your cold brew weaker or stronger!
Cold Brew Coffee French Press Step-by-Step
Step 1: Roughly ground up your coffee beans
Step 2: Add them to the bottom of your French Press
Step 3: Pour in water
Step 4: Let brew for as long as you desire (24 hours is recommended – see recipe card)
Step 5: Once brewed, add top/filter back on French Press and press down.
Isn’t it ridiculously easy!
What I used:
Other Cold Brew Coffee Recipes you might like:
Learn how to make Cold Brew in your French Press!
- 4 cups cold (or room temp) filtered water
- 1/2 cup roughly ground coffee beans
- Remove filter/cover from French press.
- Add roughly ground coffee beans to bottom.
- Pour water on top.
- Let sit for 24 hours.*
- Place filter/cover back on top and slowly press down until you cannot press any farther.
- Pour filtered cold brew into glass and enjoy!
*You can let it sit shorter or longer than 24 hours; the shorter you let it sit, the weaker the coffee will be – the longer you let it sit, the stronger it will be.
*If you want stronger coffee let it sit longer, use an additional 1/4 cup of beans and use stronger beans.
*Need some clean coffee creamer recipes – here are 20+ Clean Coffee Creamer Recipes!
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