Cold Brew Coffee


You'll Need:

  • 1 ¾ cups of ground coffee
  • 3 ½ cups of filtered room temperature water
  • Coffee filter
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • ­2 pitchers

When it comes to coffee in the summertime, drinking it cold is almost always a must. Here at Le Pain Quotidien, we love getting our coffee fix with cold brewed coffee. Compared to its hot brewed counterpart, cold brew is much less acidic and has a smooth velvety taste. Filled up in a glass with plenty of ice, this is the perfect refreshing drink to start your morning or give your afternoon a boost. 

Read on to learn how to make it at home - all you need is coffee, water and a little patience!


  1. Start by choosing the coffee you’re going to use for your cold brew. You can opt for whole bean coffee, which you’ll need to grind to the coarseness of your preference or you can use already ground coffee. We like to use our organic Medium Roast Ground Coffee to create a flavorful brew.
  2. Once you have your ground coffee ready, combine it with the filtered water in a large pitcher. If you own a large French press, you could choose to use this as this makes it easier to separate the concentrate from the coffee grounds after brewing.
  3. Stir to combine the ingredients, making sure that all the coffee grounds have come in contact with water. Cover the mixture with a cloth or kitchen wrap and let steep at room temperature for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
  4. After the coffee has fully steeped, line the strainer with a coffee filter and fit it over the second pitcher. Slowly pour the coffee into the filter until all the liquid has passed through the strainer. Discard the remaining coffee grounds (or compost them!).
  5. The final product will be a concentrated brew, so be sure to dilute it to taste. We suggest diluting it 1-1 with water or your choice of milk. Serve over ice and enjoy!
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