Coffee Geek Cold Brew

Creator:Coffee Geek
This is a cold recipe

This is an oldie but a goodie from .

There's a lot of potential variation to this recipe, but we've outlined the original steps below. Feel free to experiment.

For a good read, and an explanation behind the whole recipe (with a stack of interesting comments), see the original post on Coffee Geek.

This recipe produces more of a concentrate that is pressed over ice, and then finished off with milk (if you desire).

Recipe details:

Metal Filter


Your choice, but the sweeter the better!


95°C / 203°F


  1. Add your coffee to an inverted AeroPress. For a cold brew with the Aeropress, go 1.5x-2x the volume of ground coffee you'd normally use for a hot brew. In this example, we're using 30g of coffee for 150g (ml) of water. That's a ratio of 20g per 100ml.
  2. Add all of your water (150ml) to the AeroPress.
  3. Stir the slurry quite vigorously for the first 30 seconds or so. Then continue doing one or two stirs every 5-10 seconds letting the coffee steep and extract for up to 60 seconds.
  4. Add the filter after about a minute (or more) of steep time. How much steep time? Depends on your coffee and your taste. Experiment!
  5. As the coffee continues to steep for another 30 seconds or so, add your ice to your glass to fill it up.
  6. Flip your AeroPress and slowy plunge.
  7. Once you've finished plunging, keep a bit of the airspace between coffee and the plunger - this way, you keep the bloom out of the cup, which can lead to more bitters.
  8. Add some milk - this is optional, but the sweetness milk can really gives a boost to the cup.
  9. Stir the brewed coffee until you start seeing condensation on the glass, and serve.

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