Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

It's easy

Wishing you could duplicate that icy cup of cold brew your favorite coffee shop serves up?

Good news: you don’t need to be a trained barista to master this skill.

All you need is a few basics to get started.

Even better: Dynamite Coffee in Cape Girardeau gave Heartland Weekend three tips to success.

After you’ve got those down, follow this recipe:


1 1/2 cups of you favorite coarsely ground  coffee
10 1/2 cups of room temperature water


1 large pitcher or carafe
1 fine mesh strainer
1 coffee filter or large piece of cheese cloth, folded in half
1 large jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid


In a large pitcher, combine the coffee with the water. Stir the mixture to combine, then cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

As you allow the coffee to steep, set up the strainer. Place the fine mesh strainer over a large jar or bottle and line with a coffee filter or large piece of cheese cloth.

Once the coffee has fully steeped, slowly pour the coffee into the strainer, to separate the concentrated coffee from the grounds.

Store your cold brew coffee concentrate in an airtight container for up to a week.

Enjoy it by diluting to taste with hot or cold water.