How to make cold brew in a French Press

Prep - 5 Minutes Cook - 12-24 Hour 3-4 servings
Cold brew , French Press , Coffee recipes
Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe: Cold brew coffee in a french press  

If you’re looking for an easy way to make cold brew at home, turn to your French press. The same coffee maker that makes a strong cup of hot coffee can be easily used to make cold brew for those hot summer months or all year long.

The process to make cold brew in a French press is similar to brewing hot coffee; it just takes more time to make cold brew in a French press. Many have said that making cold brew in their French press has resulted in some of the tastiest, strongest cold brew out there.

We go step-by-step through this process in the French press cold brew recipe below so you can make the best-tasting cold brew right in your kitchen. The best part about this French press cold brew recipe is that you can adjust it accordingly if you want a stronger brew or a weaker brew. Feel free to adjust your brew ratio as needed!

Of course, if you don’t want to bother learning how to make cold brew coffee, French press owners can opt for a grab-and-go cold brew option instead. Our premium canned cold brew is the strongest in the world, and it’s ready to drink right away, no brewing necessary. Order it online today and you’ll be ready for whatever life throws at you!



  • 1

    Grind your coffee coarse (about 6-9 seconds in a grinder). We recommend about 2/3 of a cup of coffee for an 8-cup French press.

  • 2

    Add coffee to the press. 

  • 3

    Add about 3 cups of filtered, room-temperature water. 

  • 4

    Do not push French Press plunger down yet, and place it in the fridge.

  • 5

    Let your brew steep for between 12 and 24 hours. The longer you let it steep, the stronger it will be.

  • 6

    After steeping, take the French press out of the fridge and carefully press the plunger all the way to the bottom. 

  • 7

    Pour over ice and enjoy! 


  • 2/3 cup of coffee beans (organic or conventional)
  • 3 cups of filtered water


When learning how to make cold brew coffee, French press technique can be crucial to getting the best taste. The longer you let your cold brew steep, the stronger it will be. Do not let it steep for more than 24 hours, as this can ruin the cold brew coffee recipe. French press coffee makers can have different operating instructions, so it’s also a good idea to read them before attempting to make coffee in your machine. You can also save time by simply buying our canned cold brew!