Happiness Watts’ cold brew coffee

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While our readers and team in Australia are bundling up, in the Northern Hemisphere temperatures are heating up. What better way to cool down than with a nice big glass of cold brew coffee with this easy-to-make recipe from Happiness Watts, the lifestyle brand and social movement invested in the idea that happy heads make for happy legs.

Cold brew (a.k.a “toddy” or “cold press”) is a method of preparing coffee in which coarsely ground coffee beans are steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. After the grounds are filtered out, you’re left with a strong coffee concentrate that is diluted with water and served over ice. Cold brew has less acidity than regular coffee and tends to have a sweeter and milder taste while containing more caffeine — a perfect drink to kick-start your summer morning!



  • 1 cup coarsely-ground coffee beans
  • 4 cups of cold water


Prep time: 3 minutes
Total time: 12+ hours

  1. Add ground coffee and cold water together in a large bowl. Stir briefly to combine. Cover, and refrigerate overnight or for at least 12 hours
  2. Remove the bowl from the fridge and place a strainer covered with a cheesecloth in a second bowl. Pour the coffee and grounds over the strainer, and wait a minute or two until the liquid has filtered through the strainer.
  3. Discard the grounds and remove strainer.
  4. Serve the coffee over ice, stirring in water to dilute the coffee at a 1:3 or 1:2 coffee-to-water ratio.
  5. Refrigerate the remaining coffee concentrate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

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