11 Cold Brew Coffee Tips

It has been a long week and you finally have time to relax a little and drink your Weaver's Cold Brew Coffee without racing out the door.  Our customers love our cold brew coffee which we serve in our Flagship at 2301 Market Street in San Francisco, California and in our San Rafael Cafe attached to our Roastery at 40 Louise Street in San Rafael, California. We also have the cold brew coffee and cold brew nitro coffee available on tap in our cafes. 

Being a San Francisco Bay Coffee Roaster has its challenges, but what we love more than cold brew coffee is our customer's reaction upon tasting our cold brew coffee or cold brew nitro coffee for the very first time.  

We want to share our cold brew coffee recipe with you.  So, if you have a few free minutes, take the time to whip up a little cold brew coffee to get you through the day. This cold brew coffee guide will help take your cold brew coffee to the next level.  We also have a full set of instructions for Cold Brew Coffee here. Might want to make a couple of trays of Coffee Ice Cubes as well.




  1. Use a really coarse grind coffee so your cold brew coffee isn’t cloudy. 
  2. Use a 4 to 1 cold brew coffee ratio of coffee to water.
  3. Use filtered water.
  4. If you want more complex flavors in your cold brew coffee use a medium roast coffee.
  5. If the coffee is too smooth for you use the Hot Bloom Method which will bring forth more of the complex flavors from the ground coffee. This means, use just enough boiling water to soak your coarse ground coffee. The rest of the water should be cooling in the refrigerator. 
  6. Make sure all the cold brew coffee grounds are moistened by stirring. Let it sit until the cold brew coffee grounds are layered to the top and do a second stir.
  7. If you refrigerate the cold brew it slows the process down. Play with the timing: anywhere from 12 to 24 hours to find your preferred intensity.
  8. Filter the cold brew coffee grounds with a French Press and then run the cold brew coffee through a paper filter to remove the rest of the sediment.
  9. You can also filter the cold brew coffee through a cheesecloth set in a fine mesh strainer. Slowly pour the cold brew coffee through the filter, don’t force it. Stop before you reach the cold brew coffee solids at the bottom for increased clarity.
  10. This is your cold brew coffee concentrate. Dilute cold brew coffee concentrate with filtered water to desired taste.
  11. Try a pinch salt in your cold brew coffee. (Chef Dan Souza)