How to make cold brew concentrate, in as few words as I can manage

I have a habit of getting too wordy with things that I care about. I'm gonna try to not do that here.

If you want a long, detailed guide to cold brew, you can find that here.

This guide will be designed to work with 150 grams of coffee (a bit less than half of a bag), and will make a concentrate with a ratio of 5.5 to 1. That's about three times the strength of normal coffee, so you'll probably want to dilute it with water or milk.

What you'll need

  1. 150 grams of medium or dark roasted whole bean coffee
  2. A grinder
  3. A one liter container and a filter. I suggest either
  4. Good water (filtered, but not distilled)
  5. A scale
  6. A spoon
  7. A large paper coffee filter

Note: If you have a dedicated cold brew maker, use that instead of a cold brew bag and a container. A French press will

Step One: Grind the coffee

Weigh out 150 grams of coffee and grind them at a fine grind size. A similar grind size to drip coffee. If you're using a nut milking bag, put your grinds into that bag, put that bag of grounds into your container, and then pull the bag over the lip of the container like a trash bag.

If you're using a French press, put the grounds straight in.

Step Two: Add the water

Place your container on your scale, tare it out, and add 825 grams of water to the container. Grab your spoon and stir the grounds until there aren't any dry clumps.

Step Three: Wait

Sinch your nut milk bag closed and put the lid on, or put the lid on your French press. Don't press the plunger down, though.
Keep the batch at room temperature for about 24 hours.

Step Four: Filtering

If using a nut milking bag

  1. Remove the bag of grounds
  2. Place the strainer or funnel on the container
  3. Place the bag of wet grounds in the strainer of funnel, give it a gentle squeeze, and wait for 15 minutes
  4. By this time, the fines will have settled to the bottom. Gently pour the liquid off into the paper filter, stopping once the fines start to pour off.

If using a French press

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