Toddy Brew Guide
If you thought cold brew was simply pouring room temperature brewed coffee over ice, think again. Cold Brew is how you create a coffee concentrate, the base of gobs and tons of fabulous cold (and hot) coffee drinks. It takes more patience than practice, young grasshopper.
- Toddy Brewer with rubber stopper
- Toddy Filter
- Ground coffee (coarse grind)
- Measuring cup
- Scale, set to grams
- Glass Decanter
- Foil, plastic wrap or a lovely dinner plate (optional)
Measure out 12 ounces of coarsely ground coffee and 7 cups of cold water, as the Toddy Cold Brew perfectly yields 38 ounces of concentrate.
Insert the stopper from the outside of the container. (If you insert it from the inside, you’ll have to stick your hand in the container. Yuck.)
Dampen the filter and place it in the bottom of the container.
Add one cup of water into the container. Just one cup. Yes, water first.
Then, add six ounces of coffee grounds. No need to stir.
Slowly pour three cups of water over the grounds and make sure that all are saturated evenly.
Now, add the remaining six ounces of coffee grounds and wait five minutes for the grounds to bloom.
Has it been 5 minutes? OK. Now pour the remaining three cups of water on top, but don’t be tempted to stir.
If needed, use a spoon to gently push down on the top grounds to make sure that they are saturated as well.
For a perfect cold brew with the Toddy Cold Brew System, let the grounds steep for a minimum of 12 hours on your countertop. You can cover the container with plastic wrap, foil or a dinner plate if you want, but it’s not necessary.
After at least 12 hours, remove the stopper from the bottom, place on top of your decanter, and let your cold brew s-l-o-w-l-y flow into the decanter.
Get creative with your decadent coffee concentrate!
WANT SOME HINTS?
- Remove the filter, rinse it off, keep it wet and store it in an air-tight ziplock bag in your refrigerator until the next use. The filter will last about 10 brews.
- For the perfect cold brew, use one part coffee and either two or three parts water, milk or creamer.
- Storing your cold brew is simple. Refrigerate it and it will stay fresh for two weeks.