Cold Press Coffee: A How To

I hope I did this right, but the idea came from my former brother in law and he explained it to me something like this: It’s sweeter, less acidic.

He had my interest at sweeter.

This How To is the process for DAY ONE. Lets get started shall we?

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You’ll need a mason jar with lid, grinder, coffee beans. (And water.)

If you don’t have a grinder – you need coarse ground beans. Maybe along the lines of something for a French Press.

Start by grabbing a handful of coffee beans to throw in the grinder.

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Assess the situation and add more beans if needed. I’m pretty sure you need to end up with about a third of your mason jar as ground beans. Pretty sure because when I was getting the recipe we were at the closing of our former home and my mind was kinda of freaking out. But I was REALLY interested in the sweet coffee, so I focused. Kind of. (Rich, please feel free to correct this process!)

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Now add the second handful.

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And you’re ready for the grind!

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I have a push grinder so all I need to do is apply pressure to the little white thing with my finger. Like this …

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^^ Not applying pressure

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^^ Applying pressure … See the difference? Yea, it’s slight. There are a couple different home grinders available, this is on the cheaper end of the ones out there. Right around ten bucks.

So any way – I counted to three and then checked my grind.

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It was a little to coarse I thought so I put the lid back on, applied pressure for only a second more.

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And then I was happy with the coarseness. There were less, if any, whole beans left.

Now for the mason jar.

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Add the ground beans to the jar.

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You’re going to need more coffee.

So grab another batch of the beans, grinder, pressure, DONE!

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That looks better!

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Now fill with water.

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Get ready to shake it!

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Place it in the fridge over night.

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And DAY ONE is done. It looks like a ton of steps but the whole process will take less than 3 minutes if you have everything out and ready to go.

Tomorrow we’ll drink it together!

Skip ahead to see DAY 2

5 thoughts on “Cold Press Coffee: A How To

  1. If you have a french press use it instead of the mason jar. Just leave the plunger up overnight. In the morning, press, and voila! No need to fuss with pouring the coffee over a filter šŸ™‚ You’re going to love how it tastes!!!

  2. I loved it! But we can’t skip the mason jar … The fridge we’re using right now doesn’t fit the French press in it, let alone with the strainer up šŸ™‚ so I make so with an extra step. But for those with a larger-shelf-height fridge, this is a great tip!!

  3. Doesn’t it get all chunky without the press filter? Which reminds me, I need a new French Press. It’s lived a long and useful life, but it’s in bad shape. I think that every morning, but BEFORE I have my coffee and my brain isn’t fully functioning yet.

  4. Jen – yup! The French Press is a big part of the Day 2 process I just haven’t been able to post it yet. You can use either a French Press or a Coffee Cup Strainer thing … I can’t find a good link to one.

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