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A few years ago, I realized my dream of opening the Make Good Coffee Co. roastery, providing fresh-roasted coffee to restaurants, cafes, and farmers markets throughout San Diego, California, and shipping throughout the United States.

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La La Land, Make Good Cold Brew

Things You’ll Need

  • One gallon glass canning jar
  • Coffee Sock (or any cloth that you can put the coffee in and tie up so that the coffee doesn’t come out of the cloth while brewing)
  • One gallon of filtered water. Water quality is VERY important to the coffee flavor.
  • ¾ lb of coarse ground coffee
  • 20-24 hours

How To Make It

  1. Fit the Coffee Sock or whatever cloth you’re using over the lip of the jar.
  2. Put a quarter of your coffee in the cloth.
  3. Wet (bloom) the dry coffee and let set for 30 seconds, allowing the water to fully penetrate the ground coffee.
  4. Pour a second round of water over the coffee in the cloth.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 three more times. All of your coffee should now be in the cloth and the jar should be full of water.
  6. Tie up the cloth, leave it immersed in the water, and put the lid on the jar.
  7. Place the jar in the fridge for 20-24 hours.
  8. Remove the cloth with coffee from the jar. Place a strainer over the lid of the jar, and place the cloth in the strainer.  This will allow you to get all the brewed coffee out of the sock.
  9. Serve in a glass on ice. Keep the rest refrigerated.

Different Things You Can Try To Make It Perfect

  • Try different coffees. Lighter roasts are better than dark roasts for cold brew.
  • Try different amounts of coffee. I recommend ¾ lb per gallon of water, but try more or less.
  • Try different brew times between 20-24 hours. The flavor will change based on brew time.  21 hours is my magic number.

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