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Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Maker

A cold brew coffee maker

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A Coffee Maker that Does Not Require Electricity

  • Feb 13, 2010
Rating:
+4

This is one of the many ways to brew coffee. Most people have heard of Auto Drip, Percolator, and the French Press method. This method is a little more complex, and takes a lot longer.

The purpose of brewing with this kind of brewer is to make coffee without the use of hot water. The resulting product is smooth low acid coffee.

But wait! There is a catch!

This takes 24 hours to brew! Yes, really that long! You have to mix the coffee grounds with cold water and leave it sitting overnight. In the morning you pull the rubber stopper and let the coffee drain through the provided filer.

The result is a large batch of concentrated coffee -  enough to make coffee for a week (depending on how much you drink coffee!)

Once you have the bottle of concentrated coffee you store it in your refrigerator and just add about 1/3 cup of this coffee to 2/3 cup of hot water (kind of like making an Americano).

The coffee is very very smooth! I recommend using the coffee concentrate up over the course of a few days, as the longer it stays in your refrigerator, the less tasty the coffee.

Find an obsessed coffee friend who has one of these and try a cup before purchasing the coffee maker. I have one and only use the coffee maker a few times a year at most.
 

This is an actual photo of MY cold brew maker A Coffee Maker that Does Not Require Electrcity

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July 09, 2011
After you've made a batch of coffee by any method, refrigerate the remainder and have ice coffee for a couple of days. This is perfect for the summer season.
 
March 15, 2011
I've heard a lot about these cold brew coffee makers. As a coffee lover, your review makes me want to give them a try even more! That 24hr wait though, hrm...
 
August 09, 2010
I drink toddy coffee every Tuesday at Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend. It's so smooth.
 
February 14, 2010
Wow 24 hours to make coffee that definitely requires planing ahead. Good review.
 
February 14, 2010
Sounds fascinating! 24 hours is a tad too LONG! ;-) but I guess one can keep it like concentrated juices :D
 
February 14, 2010
When I first saw this contraption in your photo, I totally thought it was a modernized version of the classic Vietnamese coffee dripper gadget, but holy cow, your description of this thing has my mind completely blown!  I'll have to look into this... Thanks for sharing! :)
 
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Product Features
  • Original patented "cold brew" coffee maker--brews coffee with 67 percent less acid than conventional methods
  • Bold, smooth coffee can be served hot or cold
  • Coffee concentrate stays fresh for 3 weeks
  • Use your favorite coffee beans, requires no electricity
  • Includes brewing container, glass decanter with lid, 2 reusable filters, rubber stopper, instructions and recipe guide
Toddy's exclusive cold-water brewing process extracts the natural, delicious flavors of coffee, yet leaves behind undesirable bitter acids and oils, resulting in a bold, super-smooth taste that's easier on the stomach. With the Toddy Cold Brew System, you can make one cup of coffee at a time--served steaming hot or iced cold, and at the strength you prefer. The Toddy brewer is also ideal for making tea.

Using your favorite brand of coffee, cold-brewing the ground beans produces a coffee that is naturally low in acid--approximately 67 percent less acidic than coffee brewed by conventional hot-brew methods such as a Mr. Coffee-type system. The super-smooth coffee concentrate that may be refrigerated for up to 14 days without any deterioration in taste or freshness. And, there's no waste. Cold-brewed coffee can be made one cup at a time, and at the strength you prefer, simply by adding steaming hot or iced cold water or milk. It's also microwavable.

What's in the Box
Brewing container with handle, glass decanter with lid, 2 reusable filters, rubber stopper, instructions and recipe ...

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