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Cold Brew

Overview

Cold brew is trending for a reason: It’s refreshing and flavorful, with a smoother and less bitter taste over ice than hot espresso over ice — due to cold brew’s decreased acidity. Don’t believe us? Try a shot of hot espresso over ice, then immediately try a shot of cold brew over ice to compare. Huge difference. Cold brew is the espresso shot made for iced drinks!

And you can drink cold brew in a variety of ways, just like its steamy counterpart. Add water to cold brew over ice, you get iced coffee. Add milk, you get an iced latte (plus some dark or white chocolate sauce for a mocha, or flavored syrup for a sweet flavor). Drink a shot of cold brew as is for your quick morning jolt. You can even switch out the hot coffee in your evening cocktail with some cold brew for a tasty surprise. And perhaps best of all, use cold brew in the blender for your own frozen frappé.

Remember this philosophy: hot espresso for hot drinks, cold brew for cold drinks.

So how about making your own cold brew at home? Then you can experiment as much as you’d like and enjoy the ultimate cold coffee flavor all the time. Here’s how!

Step 1

Make sure the Toddy handle, filter, and stopper are all in place on the Toddy container. (The stopper must be in tight!)

Step 2

Set the coffee grinder on a coarse level and fully grind the beans. (Depending on the size of your grinder, you may have to grind part of the beans, then add the rest as you go.) Pour all the coffee grounds into the Toddy container.

Step 3

Disperse the filtered water evenly over coffee grounds and fill the Toddy container to just under the brim. Stir the coffee grounds and water mixture carefully with a long metal spoon to ensure grounds are fully immersed and there are no clumps or dry patches.

Step 4

Cover the completely filled Toddy container with foil (unless your Toddy System includes a container lid) and seal securely, but not tight. Allow a touch of air to reach the coffee or else it will slightly overflow out of the container. Set the container aside at room temp and let sit for 18 to 24 hours. (For a supply of straight iced coffee rather than cold brew concentrate, allow the container to sit for 8 to 12 hours.)

Step 5

Once the coffee is finished brewing, remove the foil and set the Toddy container securely on top of the open glass decanter. Carefully lift the container enough to remove the stopper, then lower back onto the decanter. Allow the cold brew to fully drain. (This should take up to 10 minutes.) When the decanter looks completely full, move the container onto a large glass cup to finish draining, as there may be some extra cold brew that does not fit into the decanter.

Step 6

Dump the coffee grounds from the Toddy container into the trash or compost and enjoy your cold brew! Refrigerate your cold brew supply in the glass decanter and drink as desired. (Cold brew is good for up to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator.)

And there you have it! Now you can make your own delightful cold brew at home. The taste should be smooth and complement your cold coffee drink of choice like a dream. Enjoy a variety of refreshing iced coffee drinks at home this summer. Cheers!

Tools Needed
Toddy Cold Brew System:
-container with lid
-handle
-filter
-stopper
-glass decanter with lid

Coffee Grinder
Foil
Long Metal Spoon

Recipe
12oz of coarsely ground coffee
64oz of filtered water

Brew Time
18 to 24 hours

Brew Tip

Try brewing in a French Press as an alternative to the Toddy Cold Brew System. Use 4 ounces of coffee and 20 to 24 ounces of water, still brewing for 18 to 24 hours. Use the French Press lid instead of foil, and press the grounds down once the brew time is finished. Pour into an alternative glass container and store in the refrigerator.

Drink Recipes

Fill a glass with your desired amount of ice, followed by one of the drink ratios below. These measurements are standard for a smooth and well-mixed drink, but you can adjust the ratios based on your caffeine and taste preferences.

Iced Coffee: 2 to 5 ratio of cold brew concentrate to filtered water

Iced Latte: 1 to 3 ratio of cold brew concentrate to milk

Overview

Cold brew is trending for a reason: It’s refreshing and flavorful, with a smoother and less bitter taste over ice than hot espresso over ice — due to cold brew’s decreased acidity. Don’t believe us? Try a shot of hot espresso over ice, then immediately try a shot of cold brew over ice to compare. Huge difference. Cold brew is the espresso shot made for iced drinks!

And you can drink cold brew in a variety of ways, just like its steamy counterpart. Add water to cold brew over ice, you get iced coffee. Add milk, you get an iced latte (plus some dark or white chocolate sauce for a mocha, or flavored syrup for a sweet flavor). Drink a shot of cold brew as is for your quick morning jolt. You can even switch out the hot coffee in your evening cocktail with some cold brew for a tasty surprise. And perhaps best of all, use cold brew in the blender for your own frozen frappé.

Remember this philosophy: hot espresso for hot drinks, cold brew for cold drinks.

So how about making your own cold brew at home? Then you can experiment as much as you’d like and enjoy the ultimate cold coffee flavor all the time. Here’s how!

Step 1

Make sure the Toddy handle, filter, and stopper are all in place on the Toddy container. (The stopper must be in tight!)

Step 2

Set the coffee grinder on a coarse level and fully grind the beans. (Depending on the size of your grinder, you may have to grind part of the beans, then add the rest as you go.) Pour all the coffee grounds into the Toddy container.

Step 3

Disperse the filtered water evenly over coffee grounds and fill the Toddy container to just under the brim. Stir the coffee grounds and water mixture carefully with a long metal spoon to ensure grounds are fully immersed and there are no clumps or dry patches.

Step 4

Cover the completely filled Toddy container with foil (unless your Toddy System includes a container lid) and seal securely, but not tight. Allow a touch of air to reach the coffee or else it will slightly overflow out of the container. Set the container aside at room temp and let sit for 18 to 24 hours. (For a supply of straight iced coffee rather than cold brew concentrate, allow the container to sit for 8 to 12 hours.)

Step 5

Once the coffee is finished brewing, remove the foil and set the Toddy container securely on top of the open glass decanter. Carefully lift the container enough to remove the stopper, then lower back onto the decanter. Allow the cold brew to fully drain. (This should take up to 10 minutes.) When the decanter looks completely full, move the container onto a large glass cup to finish draining, as there may be some extra cold brew that does not fit into the decanter.

Step 6

Dump the coffee grounds from the Toddy container into the trash or compost and enjoy your cold brew! Refrigerate your cold brew supply in the glass decanter and drink as desired. (Cold brew is good for up to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator.)

And there you have it! Now you can make your own delightful cold brew at home. The taste should be smooth and complement your cold coffee drink of choice like a dream. Enjoy a variety of refreshing iced coffee drinks at home this summer. Cheers!


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