Let's be real, not all of us have all the time in the world to grind our own coffee to the perfect grind size for making cold brew coffee. Even if we do have some time, we likely have a pretty cheap grinder that gets the job done, but still nothing to write home about regarding the grounds consistency.
That being said, I find it totally okay to go ahead and purchase some pre-ground coffee when making cold brew. However, unless you have a coffee sifter to separate the coarser grounds from the fine, not all pre-ground coffee will do.
Luckily, there are a handful of companies out there that are grinding coffee specifically for cold brew - coarse, consistent, less silty, and allow for even extraction. The grounds size of the these coffees is perfect for The TUBE Cold Brew Coffee Makers and we couldn't recommend them more. In no particular order here are three of our favorites...
Bizzy carries three flavors in three different sized bags. With almost 400 Reviews at an average of 4.5 Stars you can't go worng with some Bizzy Cold Brew.
Stone Street seems to be the fan favorite with almost 800 reviews with 4.6 Stars. With amazingly rich and bold flavors with dark chocolate notes, you may have to go with the 5 pound bag.
We love how this company is carbon negative. Part of the profits from every bag sold go toward reforestation in Ecuador. Oh and the coffee tastes great too. At almost 500 reviews averaging 4.2 Stars you can be sure Tiny Footprint cold brew coffee will make you feel good in more than just a caffeine high.
The coffees work great with our TUBE Cold Brew Coffee Filter for Ball Mason Jars. Give them a shot and let us know what you think.