6 Ultra-Easy Tips for Your Tastiest Cold Brew Ever

Take your cold brew to the barista level with these one-ingredient pro recipes!

It doesn’t take much to make delicious cold brew: a coffee you love, Trade Cold Brew Bags, and a container to brew it in. But just because expert cold brew is easy to perfect, that doesn’t mean there’s no room to experiment with your recipe from there!

While cold brew coffee cocktails and mocktails are a fun twist on the classic, you don’t have to break out an arsenal of ingredients to shake up your cold brew routine. These quick one-ingredient add-ins put a fresh spin on your brew any time you’re in the mood.

Tropical Cold Brew

Maintaining your standard ratios, replace the tap water in your recipe with coconut water for a tropical twist on a classic!

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Quills Coffee Southern Gothic signature coffee blend

Quills Southern Gothic ($15)

Fruity Cold Brew

You can also infuse water with the summer fruit treat you like best — watermelon, blueberries, peaches, and cucumber, to name a few. To do so, strain out the fruit and brew your cold brew with the infused water for a cold brew with a hint of something special.

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Kickapoo Coffee Roasters Icebreaker organic coffee

Kickapoo Organic Icebreaker Cold Brew ($15)

Cold Brew Soda

Brew your cold brew concentrate and add mineral water (we recommend Topo Chico) to taste, for a bubbly cold brew soda! 

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Gimme! coffee Stargazer cold brew bag

Gimme! Stargazer ($15)

Citrus Cold Brew

Add citrus peels to your cold brew bag (grapefruit, orange, and tangerine work exceptionally well) for an added citrusy pop in your cold brew.

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Dogwood Zamboni Cold Brew coffee

Dogwood Zamboni Cold Brew ($16)

Spiced Cold Brew

Add spices like cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamom pods, and/or clove to your cold brew bag to infuse your concentrate with fun spices. This one makes for easy cleanup, too! 

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Ruby Colorful Coffees Creamery Seasonal coffee blend

Ruby Creamery Seasonal Blend ($15)

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