If you love iced coffee and you're not already brewing your own, you need to invest in a French press and start making your own cold brew. It is so insanely easy. You don't need a lot of time or fancy equipment. Plus, it's a lot cheaper to invest in a French press than it is to buy a cup of iced coffee every day.

I started making cold brew a year ago, and it's been a lifesaver. I can roll out of bed and pour myself a glass of cold brew (with milk). I don't have to get dressed, walk to the coffee shop, order coffee (interacting with people in the morning is hard), and then pay. Here's how to make cold brew coffee in a French press.

Cold Brew

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:6 hrs
  • Total Time:6 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 6 tablespoons coffee beans
  • 3 cups filtered water
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Jocelyn Hsu
  • Step 1

    Grind your coffee beans. Use medium or coarse settings.

  • Step 2

    Pour ground coffee into carafe (aka the plastic or glass container).

  • Step 3

    Add filtered water. Place plunger and lid on without touching the liquid.

  • Step 4

    Let sit for at least 6 hours. I usually let it sit overnight.

  • Step 5

    Push down the plunger. Pour and enjoy!