making iced coffee using a french press

How to make cold brew coffee in a French press

  • by Dayne (53)
  • Time to complete: 12 hours

The easiest way to make great cold brew coffee is in the french press. Follow this simple guide to get started.


Weighing coffee in a bowl on a scale

Your coffee should be as coarse as a normal drip coffee grind. I like to use an 8:1 water to coffee ratio then add water to the concentrate. Anything between 7:1 and 16:1 will turnout great.


French press coffee maker filled with coffee grounds on a scale

French press coffee maker filled with coffee and water on a scale

Making french press coffee

A wooden spoon is ideal. When covering, push the plunger down just beyond the level of the grounds.



Pour through filter into vessel

Be careful not to disturb the grounds too much while pouring.