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How to make cold-brew coffee

Cold-brew coffee has gone mainstream. Even customers at Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are grabbing cups of it slowly steeped in room-temperature water, resulting in a less acidic brew.

While it’s easy to make cold-brew at home, this method from Matt McGuire at The Coffee Bar in D.C. does require a few tools more than just a coffee machine. You’ll need a scale, whole beans, coffee grinder, french press, water and a little bit of patience.

We’ll walk you through the steps.

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Ingredients

60 g coffee beans

Water

Equipment

Scale

French press

Coffee grinder

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Measure 60 g of coffee beans.

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Coarsely grind for a french press.

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In the french press, add 480 g of cold, filtered water to the grounds.

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Wait five minutes, then pat down grounds.

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Cover and leave at room temperature away from heat and light for 24 hours.

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Strain coffee grounds.

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Serve over ice, or cut with water or any type of milk or cream.

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Coarsely grind 60 g of coffee beans and put in a french press.

Add 480 g of cold, filtered water to the grounds.

Wait five minutes, then pat down grounds.

Cover and leave overnight at room temperature away from heat and light for 24 hours.

Strain coffee grounds.

Serve over ice, or cut with water or any type of milk or cream.