Brew Guide: How to Make Cold Brew At Home

Posted by Ashley Fleming on

It’s that time of year again where we trade in our beloved hot cup of coffee for something more weather appropriate.

Do you ever come back home from the coffee shop and wish you could make the same wonderful coffee you had there? Then you look around the kitchen and Amazon and in frustration say ‘no way’. Well, you’re in luck! Now armed with just a French Press, filtered water, Pachamama Coffee, and some patience: you too can brew like a barista and have that smooth cold brew in the comfort of your home!

So here it is, how to brew the best tasting cold brew at home from the experts at Pachamama.

Things you’ll need:


When we make cold brew we use a 1:11 ratio, which means we use 1 gram of coffee per 11 ml of water.

For this recipe, we are using a 20oz (590 ml) french press. If you are using a smaller or larger french press than the one we are in this recipe you can simply adjust the amount of coffee and water to match this ratio! 


Step 1:

Weigh out 45 grams of Pachamama Inca Blend or your favorite coffee (I also really like using Single Origin Guatemala at home for cold brew)Ground coffee

    • No scale, no problem! This is about 3 tbsp of (ground) coffee

Step 2:

Grind on course or french press setting on the grinder and pour the grounds into the bottom of your French Press.

    • If you don’t have a grinder at home, just ask your barista to grind your beans for cold brew when you come into the cafe.

Step 3:

Pour ~16oz (495 ml) of filtered water slowly into your french press over the grounds making sure they all are covered.

    • Note: Make sure you leave enough space at the top of the press to put the lid on without spilling water over

Step 4:

Place the lid on the french press, push down ¼ inch to ensure all the coffee is submerged in the water, and place in the refrigerator.

Step 5:

After 14-16 hours, press the plunger down completely.

Step 6:

Your cold brew is ready to enjoy! Pour over ice with your favorite sweetener, cream or drink it black

  • Transfer any remaining cold brew to a carafe so the coffee does not become over extracted. Compost the coffee grounds at the bottom of the french press and prepare for another batch of smooth and crisp cold brew all summer long.

    Looking for some fun ways to spice up your cold brew? Check out our Summer Menu Blog HERE to see how we serve it up in our cafes.


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    • I tried this brew recipe overnight to enjoy this morning (using the Inca Blend) and, YES ! Another flavorful, truly amazing cup of coffee with Pachamama love ! I never tried cold brew before and now Inca Blend is already another favorite (so many to choose from).

      Kirsten on
    • Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I love your coffee it is so wonderful!!! Thank you Pachamama!!!

      Glenda Collins on

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