How To Make A Coffee Concentrate

How To Make A Coffee Concentrate

To make coffee concentrate, you can use a method called cold brewing. Cold brewing extracts coffee flavors from the beans slowly and creates a concentrated coffee that you can dilute with water or milk to make your desired strength of coffee. Here's how you can make coffee concentrate using the cold brewing method:


  • Coarsely ground coffee beans
  • Filtered water


  1. Measure the coffee: Start by measuring the desired amount of coarsely ground coffee. A good starting point is a ratio of 1 part coffee to 4 parts water, but you can adjust this ratio to your preference.

  2. Combine coffee and water: In a large jar or container, combine the measured coffee and filtered water. Stir gently to ensure all the coffee grounds are saturated with water.

  3. Steep the coffee: Cover the jar or container and let it sit at room temperature for a period of 12 to 24 hours. The longer you steep the coffee, the stronger the concentrate will be.

  4. Strain the concentrate: After the steeping period, line a fine-mesh sieve or a coffee filter over another container or jar. Slowly pour the coffee mixture through the sieve, allowing the liquid to strain through while capturing the coffee grounds.

  5. Repeat straining if necessary: If your concentrate still has some sediment or coffee particles, strain it once again through a clean coffee filter or a cheesecloth to achieve a clearer concentrate.

  6. Store and serve: Transfer the strained coffee concentrate into a clean jar or bottle with an airtight lid. Store it in the refrigerator, where it can last for up to two weeks. When you're ready to enjoy a cup of coffee, dilute the concentrate with water or milk to your desired strength. Start with equal parts concentrate and water/milk, then adjust to taste.

Remember, coffee concentrate is highly concentrated, so it's essential to dilute it before consuming. You can experiment with different ratios of coffee concentrate to water/milk to find the perfect balance for your taste preferences.

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