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Make decaffeinated cold brew coffee at home with just two ingredients. It's rich, smooth, low-acid, calorie-free and it won't give you the caffeine jitters.

Decaf Cold Brew Iced Coffee

  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


Cold brew coffee is all the rage, but if you want a decaffeinated version you’ll have to make it yourself. Make this easy decaf cold brew iced coffee at home with just two simple ingredients. It’s rich, smooth, low-acid, calorie-free and it won’t give you the caffeine jitters.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely ground medium or dark roast coffee. I like Starbucks Decaf Espresso.
  • 1 quart cold water
  • cold brew pitcher OR any 1 quart container, plus a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth or coffee filter


  1. Use about 4 ounces (1 – 1 1/2 cups) of coarsely ground coffee beans. Pour the grounds into your container and add a quart of water.
  2. Put the lid on the container and place it in your refrigerator. Allow the coffee to steep for 12 to 24 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger your coffee concentrate will be.
  3. After the 12 to 24 hours steeping time, strain the mixture through cheesecloth or a coffee filter. (If you’re using a cold brew pitcher, you’ll just remove the insert.) Discard the used coffee grounds.
  4. When cold brew concentrate is ready, mix with 1-2 parts cold water or milk and enjoy!


Coffee brewed this way may be stronger then you are used to. Try it straight and then dilute the coffee to your taste with water, ice, milk/cream or non-dairy milk (almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.)

I like the Oxo Cold Brew system. It comes in either a 16 ounce compact size or a 32 ounce size.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Category: recipe
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0

Keywords: cold brew coffee, decaf cold brew, decaffeinated cold brew, cold brew