How to Brew Toddy

Just like brewing the perfect cup of hot coffee, success starts with strong fundamentals: great coffee, clean fresh water, a coffee grind size that suits the brew method, and clean equipment.

Our favorite method: the Toddy™ cold brew method.

It is called a 'cold brew' because it does exactly that; you combine coarsely ground coffee with cool water and allow it to steep for 12-24 hours. This long, slow soak creates a thick coffee concentrate with seriously sweet chocolate and malty flavors that we love!

The Steps

  1. Set up the Toddy™. Place the small cork-like stopper in the outside bottom of the Toddy™. Saturate the 2" circular filter and place it in the bottom of the container.
     
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the Toddy™. Add 6 ounces of coffee. Slowly pour 3 more cups of water over the grounds in a circular motion, saturating all the grounds. Wait 5 minutes.
     
  3. Add the remaining 6 ounces of coffee. Slowly pour in the remaining 3 cups of water, again saturating the grounds. DO NOT stir, as this may clog the filter. Using the back of a spoon, gently ensure that all the grounds are wet, and then flatten the coffee.
     
  4. Leave the coffee to steep, undisturbed, for 12-24 hours, depending on how you like it. Start with 12 hours and experiment from there.
     
  5. Carefully place the brewing container onto the glass decanter. Remove the cork. Allow the coffee to flow into the glass decanter. This will take several minutes. DO NOT stir the coffee, as this may clog the filter.
     
  6. Prepare your cup! You have made a cold brew concentrate. We recommend making each cup of iced coffee by combining 1 part coffee concentrate with 1 part water and pouring directly over ice. Mix the coffee how you like it, adding milk or soy, and enjoy!

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