DIY Cold Brew Coffee, Made Easy

BY Crystal Shi TIMEJune 13, 2018 PRINT

Attention cold brew lovers: Birch Coffee, the beloved New York City-based specialty coffee shop, has launched a new Cold Brew Kit just in time for the summer heat.

The kit compiles everything needed to make cold brew at home into one convenient package: an 8-ounce bag of Birch Coffee beans from Guatemala—the same ones used at their shops—ground for cold brew; three reusable filter pouches; a jar; and detailed brewing instructions.

“With everything we do, we hope to inspire an appreciation for specialty coffee,” co-founders Paul Schlader and Jeremy Lyman wrote in an email. The Cold Brew Kits are the latest in a string of initiatives to make home-brewing coffee more accessible; they follow the launch of a home-brewing video series and a coffee subscription service.

“While we love welcoming people in our shops, we also recognize that not everyone has access to a Birch Coffee shop,” Schlader and Lyman wrote. “We like to think we’re putting the tools and knowledge in people’s hands.”

$25. Available through summer at Birch Coffee locations and online at

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Crystal Shi
Food Editor
Crystal Shi is the food editor for The Epoch Times. She is a journalist based in New York City.
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