10-Hour Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

No matter where you are in the world, great coffee is a MUST. After weeks of experimentation, we’ve found the perfect coffee recipe you can make practically anywhere and pretend you’re back in your favourite Smith Street cafe.

The good news is this is an easy 4-step process. But like all good things it requires time and forward planning. So forget the instant gratitude you get from your Aeropress –  you gotta find your inner Zen for this brew.

Begin preparations when the sun is getting low. We like to use whole beans for our coffee, not the pre-ground stuff. It simply has a better flavour.

What you’ll need

Porlex grinder

French press / coffee plunger


Coffee beans

Good arm muscles

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What to do

Step 1. Scoop up a Porlex container full of beans and attach the handle. Set the grind to 8 clicks and get grinding. It takes about 120 turns – trust us, we counted them.

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Step 2. Tip the freshly ground coffee into a 4-cup plunger. Fill the plunger with drinking-quality cold water.

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Step 3. Don’t do anything. Just let the coffee sit for 5 minutes. Then, stir in the ground coffee that’s sitting on the top of the water, pop on the plunger lid and press the handle down about 1cm.

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Step 4. Sit the plunger in a safe place outside, surrounded by the cool night air, and let time tick along.

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And you’re done!

Get up in the morning, cook up some Old Girl Autumn Chestnut Porridge and press the plunger all the way to the bottom.

Pour yourself a cup and enjoy your 10-hour cold brew coffee chilled by the icy mountain air (assuming you’re in the mountains). Sure, it might be chilled in the backyard under the clothes line, but either way it will be super delicious and pack a kick to get you going in the morning.

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