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Cold Press Coffee

Recipe By: Bruce Bradley
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 2 mins
Course: Beverages & Drinks
Servings: 3 cups

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  • 2/3 cups coffee beans ground (about 9 tablespoons ground coffee)
  • 3 cups filtered water at room temperature

Optional Additions:

  • maple syrup
  • milk or cream non-dairy milk works great too!


  • In a 4 or 8-cup French press add ground coffee beans and water. Stir the coffee and water together until well mixed.
  • Place the French press plunger on top (but don't press it down) and refrigerate for 12 hours. If you like a stronger taste you can experiment with letting the coffee brew for up to 24 hours.
  • Slowly press the plunger down to push all the coffee grounds to the bottom.
  • Use immediately or pour cold press into a covered container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.
I try to stir up the grounds into the water at least one additional time after putting the French press in the refrigerator.
If you like your coffee on the not-so-strong side, cut back the amount of coffee by as much as half.