How to Make Cold Brew Coffee: Howdini Hacks

The first step is grinding.

Keep things coarse to avoidcloudy, silty coffee and use a 1/3 cup grounds to 1 1/2 cups water ratio.

Pour this intoa large container.

Gradually add cold water.

Cooling down hotcoffee creates greater acidity, so herein lies the beauty of a true cold brew! Gently stir to make sure all of the groundsare moistened.

Take it easy, you don't want to agitate the coffee too much, which canincrease acidity.

Cover and let stand at room temperature orin the fridge for about 12 hours.

Get things ready in the evening for fresh coffee by morning.

To drain, line the opening of a containerwith a nut milk bag, or a coffee filter-lined colander.

Cheesecloth works great too.

Carefully pour coffee through the sieve intoa pitcher, stopping when you reach the solids at the bottom.

This might take a few minutes so while wewait, here's a few more reasons why cold-brew is so awesome: Discard the grounds (which are great for yourcompost pile) and repeat if needed.

Keep in mind this stuff is strong, so be sureto dilute with lots of ice, milk, water, or all of the above! Thanks for watching! For other great tipsfrom Howdini, click on the videos on screen and subscribe to our channel.