Cold Brew the easy way - how to make the best cold brew at home

18 March, 2024 3 min read

Cold brew is such a unique way to make a delicious cup of coffee.
It's so easy and fun to experiment with.
Surprisingly cold brew is varies in flavour quite a lot from regular hot brew methods.
Often sweeter than an espresso coffee with less acidity and a lovely full body.
Of course the quality of the coffee matters, using specialty grade coffee is a great place to start.
Having a batch ready to go in the fridge makes hot days that much more enjoyable.
Here are two easy ways to make a brilliant cold brew at home:

Method 1: The French Press Method


Perfect for those who don't have a specialist cold brewing filter at home.

Want an easy way to brew overnight?

We got you covered.



  • 8 cup French Press (also known as a plunger)
  • 80 gm course freshly ground coffee 
  • or 100 gm course fresh ground coffee if you like a lot of ice.
  • 1 Lt room temperature water.
  • A spoon to stir

TIP : Water quality can make the difference.

We love to use filtered water 😉



  • Put the ground coffee into the plunger.
  • Pour the water over the coffee.
  • Stir gently until all the coffee is wet, and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • The coffee is wet but floating. Stir it again to ensure all the coffee is saturated. Coffee is now sitting on bottom of the plunger.
  • Place the lid on the French Press, with the strainer in the high position.
  • Do not press it yet!
  • Put it in the fridge and leave it for 12-18 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and press the strainer down until almost touching the coffee.
  • Pour in a different container such as a bottle.
  • Store it in the fridge and consume within 5-7 days.
  • Enjoy!

TIP: For a cleaner cup, pour the coffee though a paper filter, such as the Hario V60 filter papers 😉


Method 2: The Hario Cold Brewer Method


Simple, effective. You can use the Hario Cold Brew bottle for delicious results.



  • 750ml Hario Cold Brewer
  • 60 gm course freshly ground coffee 
  • 750ml of cold water


  • Open your Brewer lid and place the fresh ground coffee in.
  • Gently pour water over the coffee.
  • Close the lid and give the bottle a gentle shake to ensure the coffee is mixed.
  • Put it in the fridge and leave it for 12-18 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and pour over ice!
  • Store it in the fridge and consume within 5-7 days.
  • You can easily try infusions with this method, add some fruit to your coffee for a completely unique flavour.

TIP: The longer you leave the coffee brewing the deeper the flavour. If you want a lighter brew remove the coffee earlier.


Looking for some unique coffees that suit the cold brewer?

With our large range of specialty coffees, we have a fair few to try. 

Acidity is much less in a cold brewer than a pour over or espresso coffee. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Niugini Wild: A fantastic coffee with lovely fruit notes that sing in the cold brew. Perfect on ice or with some tonic water.

Juliet Fairtrade Organic Blend: More body than the Niugini Wild, this coffee has a smooth buttery richness and leaves your mouth wanting more with light spiced finish. Great with a dash of milk.

Colombia Anei Fairtrade Organic: Grown in the hills of Colombia, this coffee has a bold chocolate and almond character when made with the cold brewer. It comes out strong and will be a contender to knock your socks off in the morning. Lovely over ice with a slice of orange. 

Niugini Okapa: A sweet and juicy coffee with lush honey notes. If your looking for an easy drink this is this is the way to go. All day sipping.


Looking to get your own cold brew setup at home? 

Check out our cold brew starter bundle, with 15% off if you order now.