Recipe: DIY Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee entered my life a bit over a month ago and since then I have become somewhat addicted to coffee being made this way, especially after an intense and tough training session. I have found that cold brew coffee has given me energy faster than I have experienced before. Typically I will combine cold brew coffee with a San Pellegrino-Nuun Hydration combination and my body feel revived within moments.

Of course, Starbuck's is what started this cold brew addiction and as anybody knows when Starbuck's is involved that means that you have to take out a loan to continue to consume their beverages. With that in mind I decided to do some research and see how I could make cold brew at home. What I found out is that it is easy BUT it takes a long time to brew coffee with this method so advance planning is needed.

The key to making cold brew is good coffee beans because that will make a difference but also knowing the proper water to coffee ratio. I have made cold brew four times in the past two weeks and the best combination is 32 ounces of water to 5 HEAPING tablespoons of coffee grinds. With that ratio and 12 hours you too can enjoy cold brew at home.

Cold Brew Start

Cold Brew Coffee and Eggs Make For An Ideal Breakfast

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee has a more intense coffee flavor and is ideal after a tough training session or just on any morning.

PREP TIME 10 Minutes
COOK TIME 12 Hours


Ingredients (Makes 4 8oz cups or what I call a breakfast serving)

  • 32 ounces filtered water
  • 5 heaping tablespoons of coffee grinds
  • French Press
  • Filter(s)

Cold Brew Pouring


  1. Ground your coffee into fine grinds if you did not purchase ground coffee already.
  2. Fill your French Press with coffee grinds.
  3. Add 32 ounces of filtered water to your French Press.
  4. Stir for few minutes to have the grinds well combined into the water.
  5. Place top on but do not plunge.
  6. Put the French Press into the refrigerator for up to 12 hours.
  7. The next morning remove from refrigerator and plunge.
  8. Pour coffee through filter into a cup filled with ice and enjoy the fruits of your labor.



Cold Brew Coffee and Eggs Make For An Ideal Breakfast
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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