The Toddy Cold Brew System is an excellent choice for those who enjoy cold brew and love simplifying their lives.
We’re here to save you from trouble and show you how to use it best.
What You Need
- Glass Decanter
- Brewing Container
- Lid for Decanter
- Brewing Handle
- Toddy Filter
- Rubber Stopper
The first thing you want to do before you get started is to check if you have a cold brew coffee guide.
You need to make sure you have everything you need. Compiling all of your materials, especially the beans and the cold brewing container, ahead of time is an important tip.
The Toddy cold brew instructions state that it has a 12-hour steeping time, so you have to be patient when using this method. The Toddy system holds approximately 12 ounces of coffee with seven cups of water, so the maximum yield is about seven cups of coffee, depending on how much each person drinks.
How to Brew Using the Toddy Cold Brew System
Note that this guide covers the Toddy brewing instructions only. Each of these steps is essential to brewing the perfect cold brew, so go through them.
1. Insert the rubber stopper into the bottom of the Toddy brewer from the outside of the container.
2. Wet one of your filters and insert that into the bottom of the brewing container.
Pro Tip: Add the water and coarsely ground coffee grounds to the brewing container in batches. It helps ensure the water reaches all the beans.
3. Add half of the water and coffee to the container.
Pro Tip: When adding the water, you should do so in a circular motion. This helps to keep the beans from sticking to the filter.
4. Add the remaining water and coffee to the mixture.
5. Use the back of a spoon to make sure all the coffee is fully submerged in the water.
Pro Tip: Never press down on the beans because they can clump together, clog the filter resulting in fewer nutrients being extracted from the beans. Find more cold brew tips and techniques here.
6. Cover the brewer with plastic and leave it out at room temperature to steep for at least 12 hours.
7. Remove the rubber stopper and allow the coffee to run into the Toddy decanter.
Pro Tip: If you want a strong coffee concentrate to make unique coffee beverages, you can keep the cold brew as-is. For a milder taste, add ice or water. Follow this ratio: 1:3 or 1:5.
Now that you understand how to use Toddy for cold brew, how do you plan to use it? Instead of spending tons of money each month at the coffee shop, why not learn how to make coffee with it from your kitchen’s convenience?
Is there a Toddy cold brew recipe?
You have a variety of recipe options when using the Toddy coffee maker or any of the other great models to choose from. You can keep it simple by adding milk or cream to your coffee or spice things up with a couple of shots of your favorite whiskey and Bailey’s for an Irish coffee.
Can I put my brewer in the fridge?
You can put your brewer in the fridge if you prefer, but keep in mind that it will take longer for the flavors to develop, so you’ll have to steep it longer. Part of the system’s desirability is that you can make cold brew faster; when you put it in the fridge, you’ll want to leave it there for approximately 20 hours.
How do you clean a Toddy filter?
Cleaning a Toddy filter is relatively easy. You run your filter underwater to remove any extras. You don’t have to use soap or any detergent. After you wash it, store it in an airtight container in your freezer for future use.