Summer 2017 // Tangerine Dreams // Free shipping on all orders over $25

Cold Brew Recipe: Immersion

Posted by Coulter Sunderman on

Summer is in full swing in Wyoming, and while a trip up to the Snowies still reveals quite a bit of snow pack, the lower elevations have been sweltering (for a Wyomingite, anyways). The best way to beat the heat? Why, a refreshing cold-brewed coffee of course!

At the Downtown Farmer's Market on Friday, we served up a few gallons of cold-brew samples to our customers. There was quite a bit of talk around the ideal way to make cold brew, and many people asked for a recipe. There are indeed several ways to make this fantastic Summer libation, and today we are going to go over the easiest: the immersion method.

Cold-brew immersion is one of the easiest ways to make coffee. It can be done with the simplest of items and doesn't even require a scale, unlike just about every other brewing method out there. The reason you don't need a scale is that the resulting beverage is a concentrate -- just add water, ice, or milk to taste, which compensates for any variation in the ratio.


Our magic formula for cold-brew is:
5:1 water: coffee

Here's what you'll need for our recommended recipe:
32oz or larger canning jar or other container that can be sealed
Cheese cloth or paper coffee filters
Vessel to filter the finished cold brew through (if it will hold the cheese cloth or coffee filters all the better)
Grinder (if you don't have a grinder, try to use coarsely ground coffee similar to a french press grind)
Coffee! We recommend our "Alpine Cold Brew Blend" available in the summer

If you have a scale:
  • Grind 100g of coffee very coarsely (french press or coarser) and add to the bottom of your container.
  • Add 500g or 500ml of cold water. Make sure all the grounds are wet, then seal the container and let set in your refrigerator for 12-16 hours.
  • Once brewed, filter the liquid through a coffee filter or cheese cloth into your preferred vessel. That's it!
If you don't have a scale:
  • Measure about 1 cup of whole bean coffee and grind very coarsely. If you have pre-ground coffee, use about 1/3 - 1/2 cup. Add to the bottom of your container.
  • Add about 2.5 cups of cold water. Make sure all the grounds are wet, then seal the container and let set in your refrigerator for 12-16 hours.
  • Once brewed, filter the liquid through a coffee filter or cheese cloth into your preferred vessel. That's it!
This recipe will yield around 12-14oz of cold brew concentrate, which can then be doubled or tripled depending on your taste. The concentrate will keep in your fridge, sealed, for 1-2 weeks.

A super simple recipe that offers the simple enjoyment of cold-brewed coffee. We hope you enjoy! We'll cover a few other cold-brew recipes in future posts, including one of our favorites, the Japanese Iced Method. Until then, we hope you enjoy our cold-brew immersion recipe!
cold brew

← Older Post Newer Post →