Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

We’re sharing our secret recipe for cold brew coffee just in time for the summer. Coffee lovers have all kinds of ways of enjoying coffee year round: iced coffee, iced espresso, or maybe even hot coffee no matter how hot the weather gets.

We suggest brewing up a batch of cold brew with your Willows Coffee. We have a cold brew recipe that you’ll love.


Cold brew coffee is not just drip coffee or regularly brewed hot coffee that’s been cooled or served over ice. Cold brew coffee never gets hot. Instead of brewing in just a few minutes like a hot coffee, it’s steeped over 15-20 hours.

The result is coffee that’s slightly less acidic and bitter. Instead, cold brewed coffee has a sweeter and more full-bodied flavor. If you make a nice big batch of coffee on the weekend, you can enjoy it all week long whenever the mood strikes.


Use four cups of water for every cup of coffee beans. If you want more cold brew, just double this.

Our secret: use 1/2 cup of  Willows medium roast + 1/2 cup of willows dark roast coffee

Grind your Willows coffee beans coarse  You don’t want finely ground coffee beans, like you’d use for drip coffee. Coarse ground coffee is best.

You can steep the coffee in pretty much any container (though we recommend glass).

Add water. Use filtered water for the best cup of cold brew.

Steep for at least 15 hours. If you like it stronger, brew it longer – up to 24 hours. If you are not sure, 15 – 20 hours is a good place to start.

Strain the coffee concentrate to remove the coffee grounds.

Cold brew can steep at room temperature (even just on your countertop). After straining, keep the concentrate in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for a week… but it will probably not last that long!

Serve it with ice, water or your favorite type of milk or cream and enjoy!

Order your coffee now so you can enjoy Willows Cold Brew all summer long! Or get a coffee subscription so you can order once and not have to worry about it … go and enjoy your summer, we’ll make sure you don’t run out of coffee.

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