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Cold Brew with AeroPress

Cold Brew in Two Minutes

Cold brew coffee is a hot trend because of its smooth rich flavor. Made using room temperature water, it’s traditionally a messy process that can take up to 24 hours.

When AeroPress inventor Alan Adler first got the idea to try making cold brew with the AeroPress, he expected that a long steep time would be essential to the process. He was astonished to discover that by using the AeroPress, you can cut your cold brewing time down to about two minutes with full flavored results!

Try our delicious cold brew recipe!

  • Add 1 rounded scoop of fine drip grind coffee
  • Add tap water up to the (1)
  • Stir for 1 minute (This is important.)
  • Press gently
  • Add tap or ice water to make an 8 oz. (237 ml) mug of cold brew, or cold milk for a delicious cold brew latte

AeroPress Cold Brewing Demo

Watch European Coffee Trip’s video about cold brewing with the AeroPress, including a demo of Alan’s recipe! Since 2014, European Coffee Trip has been exploring and documenting the European specialty coffee scene. They also created AeroPress Movie, a documentary that chronicles the invention of the AeroPress and the rise of the World AeroPress Championship.

The Secret Behind the Recipe

How can the AeroPress make cold brew in a couple minutes when other devices take hours? The key is the long stir time and using a fine grind of coffee. Optimizing the contact between the surface of the coffee grounds and the water quickly enables delicious flavor extraction from the grounds. It’s harder to extract flavor using tap water but the brisk one minute stir overcomes that challenge.

One more benefit: This cold brew recipe means you can use your AeroPress to brew a delicious coffee beverage even when you don’t have access to hot water!