If you’re someone who wishes to avoid the small talk that carries on around the coffee maker, this DIY coffee brewer is designed for you. Skip the trip through the sea of pesky co-workers (no offense, Carol) and steer clear of the coffee maker that probably hasn’t been cleaned in over a year. Instead, opt for this low-hassle, easy-to-make desktop cold brew coffee maker from Clifford Endo at Eater. Here’s how easy it is to make cold brew at your desk.
What You’ll Need
- 2 plastic bottles of the same size
- A glass
- Two coffee filters
- Your preferred amount of coffee
To get started:
- Cut the bottoms off both plastic bottles.
- Trim your coffee filter to be about the size of a bottle cap.
- Puncture a small hole in one bottle cap.
- Place the coffee filter over the top of the bottle and screw the punctured bottle cap over the coffee filter. Use two coffee filters to slow down the brewing process.
- Place the bottle including the filter facing downward into the second bottle.
- Sit the bottle into the glass.
- Add the desired amount of coffee. Our recommendation is 2.5 tablespoons of Death Wish Coffee for every 6 fluid ounces of water.
- Pour cold water (fresh, filtered and under 40 degrees) over coffee grounds and mix for even distribution.
- Let sit refrigerated for 24 hours.
- Remove your bottles from glass and enjoy.
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