Help Me Make Stronger Cold-Brew Coffee!

published Sep 18, 2012
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Q: I use the Bodum iced coffee French press and even though I am following the directions, my coffee has been turning out pretty watered down. I’m wondering if anyone else had encountered this problem or has a better way to keep strong iced coffee on hand.

Sent by Jenifer

Editor: Jenifer, it sounds like your coffee may be ground too coarsely, which is giving you a weaker brew. Here are some tips for making strong cold-brew coffee that you can keep on hand in the refrigerator:

→ Best Coffee for Hot Days: Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Readers, do you have any suggestions for making strong iced coffee or have any experience with the Bodum iced coffee french press?

Related: Iced Coffee: Recipes, Tips, and Tricks