Amanda Norcross • June 14, 2021
But if you prefer to use a cold brew coffee maker, these are the ones we recommend.
If you own a mesh strainer and pitcher and/or large Mason jar, you already have everything you need to make cold brew at home. But the County Line Kitchen Mason Jar Cold Brew Coffee Maker makes the process a bit easier thanks to its lid with handle, as well as a stainless steel filter that prevents coffee grounds from making their way into the final product. This Amazon Bestseller also gets good reviews for tea making, as well as its dishwasher-safe parts.
Treat yourself to the Toddy Cold Brew System, an industry favorite and the preferred method for making cold brew at many coffee shops and cafes, including Starbucks. The Toddy promises a smooth and flavorful cup of cold brew courtesy of its simple filtration process. This bundle, available on Amazon, comes with the brewing system and all necessary components, plus extra filters and silicone stoppers. You can also use the Toddy Cold Brew System to make iced tea.
When it comes to the best cold brew coffee makers, many people prefer the OXO Good Grips 32 Ounce Cold Brew Coffee Maker. This cold brew coffee maker gets rave reviews for its design, which includes a rainmaker top that promotes even distribution of water and coffee grounds, as well as a glass carafe with measurement markings. Bonus: It doesn't take up much counter space or room in the fridge (though if you're looking for something a bit smaller, you may want to try the OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker). The parts can also be nested inside of each other for easy storage when not in use.
The Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot features a slender spout for slow, steady pours, as well as a washable filter. Purchase the 600- or 1,000-millileter version in brown, red, or black.
While it's not a bona fide cold brew coffee maker, a French press can be used to make cold brew (and of course, hot coffee, too). Simply add your freshly ground coffee and water to the French press, stir, and let sit overnight. Not sure how much coffee and water you need for cold brew concentrate? Use our coffee calculator to determine your optimal coffee-to-water ratio.
Related: How to Use a French Press
Look familiar? The Japanese-designed Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker is similar to a French press, with the addition of a fine, cone-shaped, mesh filter that connects to the patented leak-proof lid. The lid is so airtight that you can place this pitcher on its side in your fridge if necessary! The Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker is designed for cold brew, but can also be used to make iced tea and fruit-infused water, as well as hot coffee. It is top-rack dishwasher-safe.