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The Toddy Cold Brew System is designed to make “cafe” caliber coffee which can be served hot or iced cold.
The traditional hot brewing method creates a higher level of acidity in coffee, which can be difficult for coffee connoisseurs who have a sensitive stomach. In 1964 Todd Simpson, a chemical engineering graduate, developed and patented this cold brewing system. It uses regular coffee beans and yields a superior tasting cup of coffee and acidity levels are reduced by an amazing 67% compared to traditional hot brew methods. The coffee that is produced is bold, yet super-smooth.
The Toddy consists of: brewer with handle, glass decanter with lid (replacements available), 2 reusable filters, a rubber stopper (replacements also available) and the instructions and recipe booklet.
The Filters should be replaced after 10-12 uses, or after 3 months.
For the best flavour, start with plunger-ground coffee beans and filtered water. The toddy brewing container is designed to hold 12 ounces of coffee and 7 cups (56 fluid ounces) of water.
For the perfect brew, steep your coffee grounds for 12-18 hours to create a smooth, rich flavour. After you have filtered and let your coffee concentrate flow into the decanter, it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator.
To serve, we recommend the following recipe: in a 500ml jug, fill 1/4 ice, 100ml coffee and 150ml milk (if desired), then top with filtered water. ENJOY!
See below for easy, step-by-step instructions with pictures.