Cold brew recipe

Hi again, coffee lovers!

The good weather is around the corner, the afternoons are longer and the temperatures are rising. And, who doesn’t fancy their cold coffee?

In this post, we show you some recipes to make iced coffee at home using two methods, Cold brew and Japanese iced coffee, their different steps, some tips, and which one best suits you.

There are some clear differences between these two processes. The first recipe (cold brew) is made in a specific bottle for cold brew which has an integrated filter, and cold water is used during its preparation. The Japanese iced coffee uses water divided into two parts, ice and hot water using a V60, Orea or Kalita.

Another factor to take into account will be the ratio used. Depending on this we will obtain a lighter or more bodied drink. If you like a more intense coffee, we recommend a ratio of 1:10 to have this result. While if you prefer a light final cup you can use a ratio of 1:16.

Now, our recipes.

Cold brew recipe

  • Dose: 180 g
  • Water: 2 L (cold filter water)
  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grind size: Coarse. 11 EK43 (Similar to French press).
  • Time: between 16 and 18 h.


  • Add the ground coffee to the bottle filter to do a Cold brew.
  • Add 2 L of cold water.
  • Let it rest for 18 hours in the refrigerator or a dry place like the kitchen counter.

*Tips: If you like a less concentrated coffee, you can use a ratio of 1:16 for a lighter result. If you don’t want to make so much coffee, change the quantities using the ratio that you like best (1:11 or 1:16). For instance, 1L of water to 90 g of coffee.

Japanese iced coffee recipe

For this recipe, we have used a V60. Therefore, we will follow the same V60 steps. We have to consider the division of water since it is hot water and ice.

  • Dose: 25 g
  • Water: 350 g (115 g ice + 240 g hot water at 93ºC)
  • Ratio: 1:14
  • Grind size: Medium – course. 9 EK43.
  • Time: around 3 minutes


  • Add 115 g of ice in your jar or mug to serve.
  • Wet your paper filter using a second container to drain the water.
  • Once it is done, add the ground coffee to your V60. It is ready.
  • @00:00 add 50 g of water.
  • Stir the coffee and wait until 00:45 seconds.
  • @00:45 add 140 g of water.
  • @1:!5 add the rest of the water until 240 g (total amount).
  • And, your coffee is ready to be served.

*Tips: Be careful when moistening the paper filter. Do it using another container so the hot water does not damage the used ice. Ice is 30% of the total water used. That is, 30% of 350 g (total water) is 115 g of ice, and the rest is hot water (240 g).

Which method best suits my needs?

This question is easy to answer. If you want a quick drink, we recommend using Japanese iced coffee with a V60, since it only requires 10 minutes of your day. On the contrary, if you want more quantity to enjoy it at any time, we recommend using the specific bottle to prepare a cold brew.

We invite you to try these two recipes at home and share them with us. As always, we are here for any questions you may have.

See ya soon, coffee lovers!

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