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How to make cold brew coffee

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date published: May 27, 2024

last updated: Jun 07, 2024


Craig's Cold Brew Guide

Tis the season. It's about time we came up with a cold brew recipe, even if it is just to stop Craig drinking all of LOCAL's stock. 
Cold brew is the iced americano's cooler, more interesting cousin that packs a big concentrated coffee punch. 

For our cold brew, we lean towards fruity coffees that benefit from that long brew time to bring out their unique flavours. 

This recipe uses the Hario Cold Brewer to prepare a ready-to-drink cold brew which should last 2-3 days in the fridge. Some other recipes produce a cold brew concentrate which should last up to a week.


What you'll need


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step 1.

Grab your cold brewer, coffee & cold water. We used the Hario Cold Brewer but you can also use an AeroPress with a PUCK PUCK or a Toddy Cold Brewer.

step 2.

Grind your coffee (We used Cairngorm's Bambuco Colombia). You’ll want 55g of coffee per 700ml of water. For cold brew we use a very coarse grind size so that the water can easily flow through the coffee and saturate the coffee grinds.

step 3.

Put the coffee in the mesh filter & insert the filter into the bottle.

step 4.

Slowly pour 700ml of cold water into the bottle.

step 5.

Give it a gentle swirl making sure the grounds are fully saturated.

step 6.

Pop your cold brewer in the fridge.

Brew Guide Slide

step 7.

Wait for a minimum of 8 hours (we recommend sleeping during this time).

step 8.

Grab your bottle out of the fridge & give it another swirl.

step 9.

Remove the filter, dispose of the coffee grinds and give the filter a good wash.

step 10.

Pour over ice & enjoy.

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