Let's face it, our iced coffee habit can get expensive when we pick one up


You don't have to be a trained barista to make delicious cold brew at home.

It's quite simple. 

First, the benefits of cold brewing:

  • Cold brew coffee is 67% less acidic than traditional brewed coffee.
  • Once you make the cold brew concentrate, it will keep in your

            refrigerator for up to two weeks! If you don't drink it before then!

  • It's smooth, never bitter, and allows for the true coffee bean flavors to shine. 

There are numerous ways to make cold brew. There is a cold brew maker, 

made especially for cold brewing. It is called a Toddy. If you have one, great!

You can follow the instructions that came with your Toddy.

If you don't have one, you're still in luck.


6 oz. coffee (1/2 bag of Rosie's Coffee-coarse ground)

Large Container

1 1/2 quarts filtered water (6 cups)

Fine mesh strainer

  1. Grind your coffee beans to a coarse grind and place the coffee grounds in a large container. 
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Cover container with lid or plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator. Let steep for 24 hours.  
  4. Now it's time to strain out the coffee grounds. Place your mesh strainer on top of another container and pour your coffee mixture into it. Straining out the grounds. 
  5. Once you're finished straining it the first time, We recommend lining your strainer with a coffee filter and straining again.  This will take some time, but good things come to those who wait! 
  6. Now refrigerate your concentrate.

Iced Coffee:

  Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour one part water and one part concentrate into the glass. 

Vietnamese Iced Coffee: 
​  Make an iced coffee and add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.

Iced Mocha:

  Fill a glass with ice cubes and add one part coffee concentrate and one part chocolate milk of choice.

If straining the grounds is too much work and time consuming, you can use a nut milk bag that is used for making almond milk. It is a time saver. This is how we make cold brew at Rosie's.

  • Fill the nut milk bag with your coffee grounds and tie it shut.

  • Put your coffee bag into a container and add your filtered water.
  • Cover, put it in the refrigerator and let steep 24 hours.
  • Remove coffee bag and store the concentrate in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Don't forget to wash out your nut milk bag for next time!