How to Make Cold Brew Coffee Using a French Press

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee Using a French Press

Due to popular demand, Manatee Coffee has created a coarsely ground Medium Roast Cold Brew premium coffee blend. It’s two pounds of coffee bliss for the love of hu-manatee, that only requires a French Press, water, a refrigerator, and 12–24 hours!

What’s So Great About Cold Brew?

  • Slowly steeping coffee infuses all the flavor into the water without the acidity
  • Makes a remarkably smooth and essentially sweet-tasting iced coffee
  • It will save you time in the morning and money in your pocket

All You Need for Cold Brew at Home

5 Simple Steps to Silky Smooth Cold Brew

Step 1: Add Cold Brew Grounds

Order our Cold Brew Kit and remove the lid and plunger from your 34 oz. French Press. Add 8 oz. (about 1 cup) of coarsely ground Cold Brew coffee into your French Press.

Step 2: Stir in Water & Refrigerate

Cover the grounds with 32 oz. (4 cups) of water into the French Press. Stir briskly, so the grounds and water mix thoroughly. Add the lid but don't push down the plunger.

Step 3: Wait for Magic to Happen

Place your French Press into the refrigerator for a minimum of 12-18 hours (or up to 24). The longer it chills, the less acidic, stronger, and bolder the concentration will be.

Step 4: Press the Coffee Grounds

After your refrigerated cold brewing time is complete, you are ready to press. Place the plunger and lid onto the French Press and press firmly down to strain the Cold Brew.

Step 5: Add Water, Ice & Enjoy!

Pour concentrate into a jar and refrigerate. When ready to drink, add 1 part coffee to 1 part water (50/50)—adjust for strength—serve over ice, add cream or sugar, and enjoy!

A Few Things to Consider

  • For stronger Cold Brew goodness, add less water to your coffee concentrate
  • Keep a sieve of some kind on hand when preparing to clean your French Press
  • Completely disassemble the French Press filter assembly system when cleaning
  • Grounds are a great organic fertilizer to improve water retention and soil aeration