Iced coffee fanatics know one thing to be true: Cold brewed coffee is the best iced coffee you can drink. It takes a full day of steeping (and some time straining), but the results are worth it because you can make a big batch to last you all week. You know what is not the best? Making a big batch of coffee and later realizing you made a misstep in making it and now must wait another 24 hours (or make a trip out) for a cup of this sweet caffeinated nectar.
I’ve been making cold brew every spring and summer for the last four years, and I’ve made some of the worst and some of the best batches of cold brew through trail and error. Here’s what I’ve learned and how you can make better cold brew with these seven tips.