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Coca-Cola + Coffee (using cold brew)

Coffee Cold Brew

I’m not sure about posting this recipe. Why? Because it is so incredibly simple and because it contains Coca-Cola.

I mean, come on, DripBeans is a coffee business, not a soft drinks business.

What you’ll Need

  • Coffee Beans
  • Coca-Cola Zero
  • Ice

Brew Time


Recipe Time


But I posted a tonic and cold brew recipe some time ago, which was very popular, and this recipe is not much different. Also, DripBean’s slogan is “coffee should be fun and exciting, not boring or snobby,” so how could I not post a recipe like this??

You will only need 2 I ingredients, cold brew (or coffee beans), and coke. So, the ingredients part is super simple. What might be a bit harder is the ratio part. How much cold brew and how much Coca-Cola should you use? And how strong should you brew the cold brew c

Let’s start with the coffee.


Coffee Beans and ratio for Coffee Coke

What coffee beans should you use for your DIY coke plus coffee? Well, you have two alternatives here.

  • Choose a coffee bean that will make your drink taste as similar to the original as possible.
  • Choose the coffee bean that you think will give the greatest taste.

If you choose nr. 1, I can’t help you, and I do believe doing the best possible version, alt 2, is much more enjoyable. So I’ll focus on nr 2.

I’ve tried this recipe with all of DripBeans different coffee beans, and I must say that the Everyday Hero coffee produced the best result. So, I would recommend using a medium roasted coffee. But, if you are more of a dark roast person, the Bali Bliss or any other dark roasted coffee might be a better choice for you.


coffee soda front view


The Cold Brew Ratio

The secret to making a nice glass of cold brew coffee coke is to brew your cold brew very strong. If you brew it too weak and blend it with the coke, you won’t taste much Coffee. If you compensate and add more cold brew, the drink will lose a lot of the coke feeling. But, if you brew it strong, you will both get a nice smooth cold brew and sweet fizzy coke taste.

What ratio should you use? It is up to you and depends on the coffee beans and your personal preference. I would suggest a 1:3 coffee-to-water ratio. This would be way too strong to drink, but when blending with Coca-Cola, I think it works well.

What Coca-Cola should You Use for Coke + Coffee?

I’m not sure if Coca-Cola has released more than one version of this drink, but last summer, when I tried it for the first time, it was Coke Zero. So, I’ll use that as well. However, if you prefer normal coke or any other version, use that one!

Let’s make some coffee coke!


coca cola and cold brew coffee up front


Step 1 – Brew the Cold Brew (strong)

If you want a full guide for how to make cold brew, check out our cold brew vide guide. However, here is the shorter version:

Grind your beans coarse and add them to the cold brew maker, french press, or jar you are using. Add cold water and make sure that all the coffee gets wet. Use a high coffee-to-water ratio. I suggest somewhere around 1:2 to 1:4. A ratio as high as this will really make a concentrate and not the usual cold brew, which is perfect for this recipe. Let the coffee brew for 12-24hrs and filter out the coffee grounds. Done. 

You could, of course, also buy drink ready cold brew, but it will probably not taste as good as the one you make yourself.


PS. If you want to make a vanilla or toffee version of the coffee coke, you could add, for example, vanilla or toffee extract at this stage.


soda and cold brewed coffee


Step 2 – DIY Coke Coffee Cold Brew Style

As you probably know, this drink is super-duper easy to mix. Take a glass, fill it with ice and pour up some coke, about 1 Cup, and top with 2oz strong cold brew (cold brew extract). Give it a taste and adjust after your personal preference. 

There you go. Homemade cold brew coffee coke, enjoy!


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