Cold Brew Using a Toddy
Why use a Toddy
Toddy’s time tested cold-water brewing process unlocks the natural, delicious flavors of your favorite coffees and teas. The Toddy process eliminates the bitterness associated with hot brewing methods. The result is a super-smooth cup that is 67% less acidic and easier on your stomach while remaining just as flavorful. Served either steaming hot or iced cold, enjoy cup after cup of cold brewed perfection. The Toddy system produces approximately 30% less coffee per pound than traditional hot brew systems. However, one key advantage to the Toddy system is that there is no waste; you drink the coffee you make. How many times have you had to empty an airpot of old coffee? The Toddy makes a coffee concentrate that stays fresh for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
What you need
Let’s Get Started
Prep-Work - Insert the stopper into the outside bottom of the brewing container; then, dampen the filter and insert it into the inside bottom of the brewing container.
Layers Upon Layers - Add 1 cup of water into the bottom of the Toddy brewing container and 6 ounces of ground coffee. Slowly pour 3 more cups of water over the grounds, in a circular motion. Then, add the remaining 6 ounces of ground coffee. Finally, wait 5 minutes and slowly add the last 3 cups of water.
Pat and Brew - Lightly press down on the topmost grounds with the back of a spoon to ensure all grounds get wet. DO NOT STIR (stirring the bed of grounds can result in a clogged filter). Steep your coffee grounds for 12 to 24 hours (we recommend 14). You can brew in the refrigerator or room temperature (we recommend the refrigerator).
Let it Flow – Hold the brewing container over the decanter. Remove the stopper and let your coffee concentrate flow into the glass decanter. This will take 30-45 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy - We recommend starting with a ratio of 1 part coffee concentrate to 2-3 parts water, milk or soy. Mix to taste, making your coffee as strong or as weak as you prefer. For rich, smooth iced coffee, simply pour coffee concentrate and water, milk or soy over ice. Combine coffee concentrate with steaming hot water for a bolder, gentler cup of hot coffee. This will make approximately 38 oz of coffee concentrate
Clean up - After disposing of the grounds, remove the reusable filter out of the bottom of the brewing container. Rinse out the filter with water (no soap). Immediately place the damp filter in the refrigerator or freezer in a zip bag. We recommend hand washing your brewing container, glass decanter and rubber stopper for longest life. The filter may be used up to 10 times (discard after 3 months).