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The Art of the Cold Brew

Celebrate the Day

This virtual on-demand class is for anyone who loves crisp, refreshing cold brew and wants to learn to make cafe-quality cold brew in their own home. The process of making cold brew may seem deceptively simple, but there is a wide range of tips and tricks that can level up your cup. We will walk you through two immersion methods from the ground up and share the very same techniques that have helped define the standards we use in our very own cafes around the world. We will cover how to create recipes, work with extraction, select the right ice, and so much more. Purchase class for $10 or activate your Gift Card Code at Checkout. Total running time 50 minutes. Captions available for ASL viewers. Subtitles available in Spanish.
hand holding top of Blue Bottle hario cold brew bottle, pulling out filter from glass to start the brewing process.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • A Message from the Instructor

    • How to Use This Course

    • Brew Tools

    • Before We Begin...

  • 2


    • Topics We'll Cover

    • Coffee Selection

    • Blue Bottle Blends

    • Brew Tools

  • 3

    Cold Brew Theory

    • What is Cold Brew?

    • Strength

    • Extraction

    • How to Build a Recipe

    • The Range of Brewing Options

    • Test Your Learning

  • 4

    The Hario Cold Brew Bottle

    • How to Use the Hario Cold Brew Bottle

    • Evaluating your Hario Cold Brew Bottle Coffee

    • Test Your Learning

  • 5

    The Toddy Brewing System

    • How to Use the Toddy Brew System

    • Creating the Recipe for Your Toddy Brew System

    • Evaluating Your Toddy Brew System Coffee

    • Test Your Learning

  • 6

    New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee

    • What Is New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee?

    • New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee Kit Walk-through

    • How to Brew New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee

    • Adding Sweetner

    • How to Mix New Orleans–Style Iced Coffee

    • Test Your Learning

  • 7

    Finishing Touches

    • Water

    • Ice

    • Filtration

    • Test Your Learning

  • 8

    Thank you

    • Thank You

    • Before You Go...


Yi-Ling Yang

New Cafe Opening Leader, Blue Bottle Coffee

Yi-Ling has been with Blue Bottle Coffee since 2014, working her way from Barista to Cafe Leader to New Cafe Opening Lead. She got the coffee-loving genes from her mama, and cafes always remind her of her family in Taiwan. As a former student of interior architecture, she’s happy to have the perfect combination of her passions in her work at Blue Bottle. When not obsessing over straight lines inside a cafe, you can find her picnicking in San Francisco parks and petting strangers’ dogs.