There are few things more satisfying than the cool, caffeine-giving sip of a cup of iced coffee. Somehow it tastes even better when it is conveniently prepared by someone else — like when I’m swinging by my local coffee stop just before carpool pickup. The first secret to enjoying cold brew at If you normally have your coffee ground when you buy it, ask for it to be ground on a coarse setting. You'll need a scant cup (or 4 ounces) for this recipe. You can also make cold-brew coffee in a French press. Steep the coffee overnight, then press to separate the grounds from the coffee. Transfer How to cold-brew coffee at home. Set your grinder to its most coarse setting, and check a little of its output before doing the full grind – you are looking for roughly the same consistency as breadcrumbs. Any finer and you risk cloudy, grimy-tasting coffee. How to Make Cold Brew Coffee. In this video, you’ll see how simple it is to make delicious cold brew coffee at home—all you need is a French press, ground coffee, water, and a paper filter. Although it takes about 12-24 hours to steep, it can then be stored in the refrigerator for up to ten days. Cold brew coffee is a method of brewing that uses cold water for the entire process, yielding a less bitter and more aromatic finished product that is not diluted with ice. With a tiny bit of prep work, you can have smooth cold brew coffee in your life week after delicious week. We’ll show you how using three different techniques—a coffee press, a Mason jar and the Toddy® Cold Brew System.