How to Cold Brew Coffee

Last Update: January 12, 2024

Cold brew coffee is now a staple on many cafe menus, but it’s easy to make at home. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in luck because we’re going to share our foolproof recipe. Once you get used to the smooth taste and lower acidity of this coffee style, you may never want to go back to the regular method!

How to Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours and 5 minutes


1 cup Thrive Market Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, coarsely ground
4 cups water


In a 6-cup French press coffeemaker, remove plunger. Add coffee grounds and water; stir until thoroughly mixed. Place plunger on top of the French press (but don’t plunge yet) and store in refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Remove French press from refrigerator and slowly press down on the plunger to push all the grounds to the bottom. Heat or enjoy over ice, diluting with water or creamer as desired.

Recipe by: Angela Gaines
Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Melinda Gross

Melinda writes about health, wellness, and food for the Thrive Market blog. She started her career as a financial journalist in NYC and has written for Where Magazine, Worth, Forbes, and When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys working out, sketching, and playing with her daughter and mini-dachshund, Goliath.

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