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Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate

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Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate gives you that bold, strong coffee flavor to use in your favorite iced coffee drinks, all made in minutes in your Instant pot. Make cold-brew coffee at home and save money.


So what is the big deal about a coffee concentrate, you ask? Concentrate will give you a stronger flavor than a brewed cup of coffee; make iced coffees, frappuccinos, and Eggnog Latte, Apple Crisp Macchiato. Or for a hot cup of coffee. It is versatile, and you will love it. 


Ingredients for Coffee Concentrate

  • Freshly Ground Coffee Beans: We like to use strong, bold coffee, and we grind the beans at home, but any coffee will work for this recipe.
  • Water: Regular Tap water will work, but you can use spring water.
  • Instant Pot: Any electric pressure cooker will work for this.
  • Cheesecloth or mesh strainer.

Step by Step Directions for Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate

Step 1

Add your favorite coffee to the instant pot.


Step 2

Pour Water into the Instant pot.


Step 2

Pour Water into the Instant pot.


Step 3

Pressure cook the coffee on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes.

Do a natural release. ( do not do a quick release)


Step 4

Strain coffee with a mesh strainer.


Step 5

Serve over Ice with your favorite toppings


Tips and Tricks for Coffee Concentrate

  • Use quality Coffee.
  • Do not do a quick release. You will have a big mess on your hands. The coffee will squirt out the top during a quick release.
  • Use cheesecloth or a nut bag to strain the coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is This Decaf coffee or Regular Coffee Concentrate

Either! You are more than welcome to opt for decaf if you prefer, but you are more than welcome to reach for a regular full, caffeine coffee. You can reach for your favorite brand and go with that.

Can You Use Flavored Coffees For Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate

Yes, you sure can. If you love hazelnut, Instant Pot pumpkin Spice, or vanilla-flavored coffee, reach for that. It will work just the same as any other brand of coffee. I have mainly used plain that way; I can dress it up in a variety of ways when it comes to my coffee drinks, but do whatever you feel fits your tastebuds best. 

How To Store Leftover Coffee Concentrate

You can place your coffee in a glass jar with a lid and store it in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy it. If you want, place it in a mason jar or any other type of container that seals to keep your concentrate fresh. 

Can I Freeze Coffee?

Yes, You can pour it into an ice cube tray and use it later in drinks. Then when ready to use, pull it out, pour what you want, and toss it back in the fridge.


Drinks for Coffee Concentrate


Recipes to go with your iced coffee:

If you have a love for the perfect cup of iced coffee without the bitter taste and want to cut down on that coffee shop expense, try this Instant Pot coffee concentrate. It is so easy to make and will transform your coffee cravings. 


Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate

Yield: 18
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Instant Pot Coffee Concentrate gives you that bold strong coffee flavor to use in your favorite iced coffee drinks all made in minutes in your Instant pot.


  • 1 and 1/2 Cups  Fresh Ground Coffee
  • 18 cups water 


  1. Add Coffee to the Instant Pot
  2. Pour in Water
  3. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  4. Do a natural release
  5. allow cooling
  6. Strain coffee using a filter
  7. Pour over ice and add your favorite cream
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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  1. This Instant pot Coffee maker is amazing. I like it a lot it is on another level. superb everyone should at least try it once.

  2. 18 cups of water? I make New Orleans coffee and chicory cold brew- have for 45 years. I use 8 cups of water to 13oz. bag of coffee.

  3. Any idea when the best time in the process would be to add sugar? It’s so hard to get it to dissolve if I wait until I prepare a glass.

    1. @Christy, I make simple syrup & keep it in the fridge. It completely eliminates the problem of dissolving sugar
      & then I have it on hand for coffee, sweet tea, lemonade or anything else I need sweetener for. I’d think that you could add simple syrup at any point in the process without any issues. I keep mine in one of the squeeze bottles like many restaurants use to put ketchup or mustard in. You can buy them at Wal-Mart or many grocery stores in their kitchen accessories section.

    2. @Christy, Just make a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) simmer on the stove until all the sugar has dissolved, and let it cool. You can keep it in a squeeze bottle in the fridge.

  4. I was so frustrated with the mess and time it took to strain the coffee grounds. I swore off making it again. Yet, two weeks later I am making it again! I so enjoyed having cold coffee when ever I want a cup. It tastes great and the cost saving is a bonus. thanks

  5. If I wanted to make less, would I adjust the time at all? Or just reduce the measurements and still put on high pressure for 4 minutes?

  6. I assume this makes hot style coffee concentrate, not the over sweet concentrate of cold brew.
    I like my coffee to have those good oils from hot brewing.

  7. If you doubled the amount of coffee with the same 18 cups of water, do you think it would make a more concentrated coffee so only half a cup would be needed? Or would it just get too bitter?

  8. I absolutely love this recipe!! I have made it twice now and will NEVER buy iced coffee from any where again. I’m a huge fan of Mc Donald’s french vanilla iced. I put ice in the cup, fill with coffee leaving some room for French vanilla creamer. That’s right, creamer!! No sugar required at all and tastes amazing. The only issue I have is the straining. Does anyone have tips to strain it faster?? I takes forever with 18c of liquid 😂😭 TIA

    1. @Shanda Kullenberg,

      I’ve actually made this using Large Tea Bags. Just put the grounds in the tea bags and tie it with some string. No need to strain later 😉 Hope that helps.

    2. @Shanda Kullenberg, I’d say try using a nut milk bag. Get a large enough container and pour the ground in the bag. May have to wait for it cold down, to squeeze out the rest

    3. @Shanda Kullenberg, i put my grounds in a fine mesh bag, like you’d use to make nut milk (got one from Amazon). After it is done, i empty and rinse the bag and strain what’s left through it again. It makes it so much easier.

  9. This says concentrate. Is it not regular coffee? When it’s done I don’t add anything to it it’s just coffee right?

    1. @Lisa, my opinion is that it’s coffee, cooled and put on ice. Concentrate however would be like 1/4 cup onto ice and add water, and creamer, right.

  10. This says it is a coffee concentrate. Does this mean you can’t just add milk and sugar like a normal coffee? What does the concentrate mean?

  11. This makes just a regular cup of coffee and is not actually a “concentrate”. It tastes good, but didn’t meet my expectations for that reason. I might try it again with way less water.

  12. Any updates in 2022? I want to try it, but I like a stronger coffee. I’m a nurse also and is nurses drink coffee all day at work.

  13. Thank you for this instant pot coffee concentrate recipe! Made my second batch and love having iced coffee ready whenever I want! Also use it for a hot cup of I’m only wanting one, not a whole pot!

  14. It just says ground coffee. What type of grind? French press? Regular drip? Espresso? Makes a huge difference.

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