Like the name implies, cold brew coffee (also known as cold press coffee) is coffee that’s been brewed in cold or room temperature water. Unlike traditional hot coffee, a cold brew recipe doesn’t yield instantaneous results via hot water.
Instead, cold brew coffee requires a 12 to 24 hour brewing period in which the ground coffee sits in the cold water. This gives cold brew coffee benefits like a deeper flavor and a richer taste compared to regular iced coffee.
Cold brew coffee recipes are all pretty similar. They typically only vary in the equipment that is used to create the cold coffee. A regular coffee maker can help you create any type of iced coffee recipe, but a cold brew coffee maker will help you achieve a true cold brew coffee.
If you don’t have a cold brew coffee machine, you can also use a French press or just a mason jar and coffee filter to obtain the cold brew coffee concentrate. We think using a cold brew French press is one of the easiest ways to make cold brew coffee.
Once you’ve prepared the coffee, feel free to add milk into the cold brew for a creamy touch.