How to Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home | Recipe

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During lockdown it’s fair to say that I’ve become quite the coffee connoisseur (if I do say so myself…). I recently discovered cold brew and it has changed the coffee game. Cold Brew, oh the name just sounds so fancy, I just imagine someone who orders this is the more ‘hip’ version of Angelina Jolie in the opening scene of The Tourist, let’s call this Brooklyn meets Paris, a sophisticated drink with a tinge of urban roots. That’s Cold Brew.

I decided to make a post on just how easy it is to make cold brew when I watched one of Imogen Horton’s recent vlogs and the benefits of the drink. I have been so swept by the visualisation of the person that drinks Cold Brew, that I almost forget to mention some of its supposed benefits. For those who experience digestive and stomach issues, Cold Brew can sometimes be a great alternative to hot coffee due to its lower acidity level from bring brewed.

Ingredients & Equipment:

3tbsp Instant Coffee

500ml Water/ Enough to fill your jug or cafetiere

500 ml Tonic (Optional – I don’t usually like tonic but trust me it works!)

Lemon Juice and Sliced Lemon (Optional – for decorative purposes)



Sieve/ Cloth


  1. Pour the coffee into the cafetiere and add just a dash of water.
  2. Whisk this mixture and leave to stand for a few minutes.
  3. Pour in the water and combine with a spoon.
  4. Put the cafetiere lid on but DO NOT push the button down. This is very important and very tricky to resist not pushing top the down. Leave the Cafetiere in an out-of-reach spot where you or your household won’t push the button down.
  5. Leave the cafetiere mixture to brew from anywhere between 12 to 24 hours.
  6. Next strain the mixture through a cloth or sieve into a new jar.

7. Pour the desired coffee amount into a cup over ice, add tonic, a squirt of lemon juice and decorate with lemon slices. And voila, you have cold brew!

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