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.