Cold Brew

This recipe makes a delicious cooling drink for the hot summer months. Try with a few mint leaves, a cinnamon stick, or some orange peel for different flavours. Or make ice cubes out of your cold brew and pour Baileys over them for a great after dinner drink.

This keeps well in the fridge for a few weeks when bottled. Check out or recommended coffees to use in this recipe at the bottom of the page.

Or if this all sounds like a bit too much like hard work (we don't blame you), then buy our ready made Cold Brew Concentrate here.


A refreshing, naturally sweet alternative to your usual brew.

Good for

An alternative (and on trend) coffee drink for summer

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October 16, 2018

How to make it

  1. 1. Pour the cold water onto the ground coffee in a large jug
  2. 2. Stir, cover and leave for 18-24 hours in the fridge.
  3. Chemex - use 50g coffee to 400g water
  4. 3. Filter out the coffee grounds – first through the sieve, and second time through a filter paper or muslin to remove smaller particles
  5. 4. Serve over ice and share your #unionoverice

What you'll need

  • 120g, coarsely ground coffee (if using our cafetiere grind, reduce seeping time to 12h)
  • 1L of cold water (filtered for best results)
  • Large jug or jar
  • A sieve
  • Coffee filter paper or muslin cloth

What coffee to use

  • You'll need a coffee suitable for filter We would recommend any of our Single Origins or Microlots.

    See the bottom of the page for specific suggestions.


Some days you just need something cooling, and cold brew coffee makes the perfect drink served over ice.

Click here to see our full list of over ice recipes made by our team of expert baristas.

This recipe works perfectly with these coffees

Image: Bobolink, Brazil
Bobolink Brazil
Notes of Morello Cherry, Macadamia, Milk Chocolate
Smooth and balanced
Quality Score: 84.0
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Image: House Roast, Cafetiere Blend, Union Coffee Bag,Wholebean,Cafetiere,Filter,Espresso,200g,1kg
House Roast Original Blend
Notes of Chocolate, Caramel, Citrus
The perfect cafetiere
Quality Score: 84.25
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Image: Natural Spirit, Organic Blend, Union Coffee Bag,Wholebean,Cafetiere,Filter,Espresso,200g,1kg
Natural Spirit Organic Blend
Notes of Candied Lemon, Fudge, Chocolate Truffle
Organic coffee
Quality Score: 85.25
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