Brew Guide: Cold Brew with Amanda Fox

We'll be introducing a series of home coffee brewing guides,
starting with those that require the least amount of equipment.
Here's a simple recipe for at-home cold brew.

Amanda Fox of Crewel Ghoul is a Wilmington, NC based textile artist, well known for her incredible custom pet portraits. She's an expert at all things D.I.Y., so we insisted she show us her at home cold brew recipe.

Amanda has a knack for making the simple things a little more special. She's the only friend I have who would even think to make her own cold-brew bag. If you need one, you can purchase a cold brew bag that she hand-made here.

Fall is fast approaching, but (at least in NC) we've still got plenty of hot summer weather left. This cold brew recipe is perfect to set-and-forget. It's great to make overnight have delicious coffee ready in the morning!

To get started, you'll need:

  • Freshly roasted, course ground coffee
  • Filtered water
  • Wide mouth jar or pitcher with a lid
  • Cold brew coffee bag
  • Measuring cup

For this recipe, we were chasing a smooth, chocolaty profile, so we used our Ethiopia Sidamo. You can use any coffee you'd like! We recommend grinding it right before use, but if you don't have a coffee grinder at home, you can select "Ground for Cold Brew" at checkout. We also recommend weighing your coffee for consistency, but if you don't have a scale to weigh the coffee, this recipe calls for roughly a cup and a half of ground coffee.

To make cold brew:

  • Weigh 100 grams of course ground coffee into your cold brew bag
  • Cinch the cold brew bag and place it in your pitcher
  • Cover the grounds with 7 cups of filtered water. Give the bag a little shake/swirl to ensure all of the coffee is saturated, and try to keep the bag upright to avoid any ground coffee sneaking out.
  • Put a lid on it and refrigerate
  • In 12-15 hours, lift the coffee bag out and let it drip. Give it a squeeze before discarding the spent grounds
  • Enjoy! 

You can rinse and reuse your cold brew bag over and over. If it starts to pick up some staining, you can boil it for 5-10 minutes to remove any stuck-on residues. Try this with your favorite coffee and let us know how it goes! 

I look forward to coffee with you.


1 comment

  • Thanks for sharing this! I’ve tried making cold brew once, but didn’t get the beans ground properly.


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