How To: Make Cold-Drip Coconut Coffee

Until recently, I thought that making cold drip coffee required a fancy glass machine, only suited to high-end cafes. After a few experiments over the past weeks, I discovered how easy it is to infuse coconut water with coffee overnight. You simply strain away the coffee grinds in the morning and are left with the most delicious, ever-so-slightly sweet and refreshing buzz.

The only ‘fancy’ piece of equipment you will need for this recipe is a nut-milk bag, or failing that, a piece of muslin cloth which you can use to strain the coffee grounds from the coconut water. Let’s get started!


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You will need:

  • 1 liter of coconut water

  • 1 cup freshly ground coffee beans

  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

  • nut milk bag or large piece of muslin cloth (a.k.a. cheesecloth)


To make:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or jar and sit in the fridge over night

  2. The next morning, drape your nut milk bag or muslin over a large jar and pour the coffee mixture over the top

  3. Once most of the liquid has gone through the bag, pick it up with two hands and start squeezing! Aim to get as much of the liquid out as possible.

  4. Don’t throw your coffee grinds away! They make an excellent body scrub mixed with a little coconut oil (another post on this soon).

  5. Serve on ice in tall glasses with a dash of fresh almond milk and a sweetener if you need. Enjoy!

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