Organic Cold Brew Coffee

Aug 21, 2014 | Drinks, Nutrition, Recipes

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Yes I will confess from the out set , that I love a good a coffee fad.

I am one of those weirdos who loves to know the difference between a cold brew, aeropress or drip-filtered coffee and totally delight in trying them all. I was tried as a barista by an artisan coffee company in London and although that stint in my job life was not that long it left a large ‘coffee geek’ stamp on my heart. (See other coffee recipes here).

Now you know I don’t recommend lots of caffeine (x1 cup a day max), you can find out here for why, and with coffee quality really matters. You want organic quality coffee where possible. (I use Exhale Coffee – its SO healthy and low in toxins and tested for mould!)

I love the whole ritual of coffee but my body doesn’t handle caffeine well so I stick to decaf most days and thankfully this works well.

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Why cold brew?  Well I love an iced coffee in the summer and struggled to get decaf so started to make my own, plus its cheaper and often better quality.

Plus if you invest in good coffee often it can be ruined with hot water or our poor brewing abilities, so by allowing it to brew cold you get all the true flavours without any of the bitter burnt-ness that is so often the case with plungers or filter machines or lets face it, our own ineptness!

It stores in the fridge really well and its makes the perfect iced latte in a flash – I took some in a flask last week on a long car journey to the Lakes and was perfect! Plus I felt very smug as my own organisation and coffee prowess – before I spilt it on my trousers and then forget about the half drunk contents and now have a furry flask to wash …

Organic Decaf Cold Brew Coffee

Kezia Hall
Easy organic decaf cold brew coffee!
Servings 2


  • 5 tbsp Organic ground coffee
  • 600 ml filter water
  • pinch salt
  • 100 ml milk of choice
  • 300 ml cold brew coffee
  • Ice
  • Vanilla essence optional
  • Raw Honey optional


  • In a jar or (fresh press - makes it easier to filter later) mix all the ingredients together.
  • Seal and leave at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • Using a coffee filter and sieve (or by pressing down the french press) remove the coffee grounds.
  • Store coffee in seal jar in fridge.
  • To serve fill a glass with ice and add 300 ml of the cold brew coffee, then top with 100 ml of almond milk and any sweetener you wish.


If you like your coffee strong add 1-2 more tbsp of coffee to the mixture. Please bear in mind decaf coffee is normally weaker so add more coffee than you normally would for caffeinated.


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  1. I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste. It is all about the tea for me!

    • Yes I love the coffee smell – I even make a homemade coffee scrub so I can get that coffee fix without drinking it itself! I love tea too – especially iced tea oh or green tea, such an easy way to boost health:)

    • I know its everywhere! It makes me feel like summer, even if its grey outside:)


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