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Make DIY cold brew coffee with items you already have in the kitchen (VIDEO)

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Stop wasting money on cold brew coffee — it's so easy to make at home

Cold brew coffee is the latest trend to take coffee shops by storm, but that exorbitant price tag for your chilled caffeine fix is a little hard to swallow. Still, I fork over the $5 per cup just like everyone else because it's just that good.

Thankfully I don't make this a daily habit, mostly because I'm just too lazy to leave the house every morning. (Score one for laziness.) So whether it's because you don't want to spend the money or because you're practicing to be a recluse, learning how to make cold brew coffee at home is beneficial.

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I have to admit I assumed there were probably expensive contraptions and machines required for this process, but really, all you need is a little patience. To do it right, you need at least 12 hours (and up to 24), so unfortunately you cannot cold-brew on a whim. That's probably what the coffeehouses are banking on. Otherwise, you only need a few items that most of us already have in the kitchen.

Check it out below, and see for yourself how easy it is to DIY cold brew coffee.


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