How to Make Cold Brew Coffee: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step into the world of cold brew coffee, a rising star in the coffee scene that promises a smooth and refreshing experience. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to craft the perfect cold-brew coffee right in the comfort of your home. Get ready for a bear-y delicious adventure! 

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Cold Brew Coffee Equipment & Ingredients

Here's a list of essential that you'll need for the brewing process:

  • A high-quality coffee grinder
  • A large jar or pitcher
  • Spirit Bear Coffee Company's organic Fairtrade coffee beans (we recommend Eagle medium roast)
  • Fresh, filtered water
  • A fine mesh sieve or a coffee filter
  • Optional: Spirit Bear Coffee Company's Cold Brew Coffee Maker, designed to make the process even easier and more enjoyable.


Step-by-Step Brewing Instructions

  1. Grind the beans: Start by grinding your coffee beans to a coarse consistency. Remember, consistency is key to a smooth and flavourful cold brew.
  2. Combine coffee and water: In your jar or pitcher, add the ground coffee and pour in the fresh, filtered water. For a balanced brew, use a 1:4 coffee-to-water ratio.
  3. Stir and steep: Give the mixture a gentle stir to ensure all the coffee grounds are fully saturated. Cover the container and let it steep at room temperature for 12-16 hours, allowing the flavours to develop and mingle.
  4. Filter and strain: After the steeping time, it's time to separate the liquid gold from the coffee grounds. Pour the cold brew through a fine mesh sieve or a coffee filter, removing any sediment and ensuring a silky-smooth texture.
  5. Next, Dilute and savour. Cold brew is concentrated, therefore, you will want to dilute it to your preferred strength by adding water, milk, or ice. Get creative with flavours by adding a hint of vanilla, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dash of Wabanaki maple syrup. Remember, it's all about tailoring it to your taste.
  6. Store and chill: Transfer the cold brew to a sealable container and store it in the refrigerator. After that, cold brew can be enjoyed for up to 1-2 weeks and you can enjoy a refreshing cup of happiness whenever you desire.


Troubleshooting Tips

  • If your cold brew tastes too strong, dilute it with water or ice cubes.
  • For a bolder flavour, try extending the steeping time by an hour or two.
  • Experiment with different coffee blends to discover your perfect brew.

Cold Brew Coffee Customization Ideas

Unleash your creativity and customize your cold brew coffee experience. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Add a splash of almond milk for a nutty twist.
  • Stir in a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a touch of sweetness.
  • Serve your cold brew over ice cream for an indulgent treat.
  • Try brewing with flavoured coffee beans to explore unique flavour profiles.


Congratulations! You've mastered the art of making the perfect cold-brew coffee. Embrace the smoothness, richness, and subtle sweetness that only cold brew can deliver. Start brewing today! Grab your brewing essentials, embark on a caffeinated adventure, and experience the wonders of cold brew coffee. Don't forget to visit Spirit Bear Coffee Company for our Cold Brew Coffee Maker, the ultimate companion for your brewing journey. It's time to awaken your taste buds, one bear-y delicious cup at a time!

Paws up for cold brew coffee!