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Toddy Cold Brew Recipe

Make this easy Toddy cold brew recipe for perfect cold brew concentrate to make hot, iced, or blended coffee drinks without a trip to the coffee shop. 

Cold brew in front of a Toddy.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This post is not sponsored, though it should be – because buying a Toddy saved my marriage! Okay, that may be a stretch, but some time ago, my husband and I had a sit-down about my iced coffee obsession; the conversation ended with a purchase of a Toddy. Like me, I hope you experience the joy of a quick cold brew coffee made right in your kitchen.

What is Cold Brew?

Good things come to those who wait, and that’s certainly the case with cold brew. Coffee grounds steep in room temperature or cold water for an extended period to slowly extract the flavor and aroma of the coffee bean, resulting in a smooth concentrate with less acidity and a more robust flavor.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Coarse-Ground Coffee: Coarse ground beans make the best coffee beans for cold brew. Grind the beans at home using a coffee grinder or use a commercial one inside stores like Costco or Sprouts.
  • Water: Use equal amounts of coffee and cold or room temperature water. 

How to Make Our Toddy Cold Brew Recipe

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Insert the rubber stopper into the bottom of the cold brew container.

A stopper in the bottom of the Toddy.

Step 2: Flip it, and set the filter into place. Add one cup of water.

A filter in the bottom of a Toddy.

Step 3: Use a food scale to measure out six ounces of coffee and add it to the container.

Coffee in a bowl.

Step 4: Slowly pour six cups of water over the coffee in a circular motion. Let it sit for five minutes.

Coffee in the Toddy.

Step 5: Add four ounces of coffee, followed by pouring four cups of water in a slow circular motion over the grounds.

Measuring coffee in a bowl.

Step 6: Lightly press the coffee into the water if some of the grounds are uncovered.

Coffee in a Toddy

Step 7: Cover and allow the coffee to brew for twelve hours. I make mine at night and leave it overnight.

A Toddy covered with plastic.

Step 8: Place the container on top of the decanter and remove the stopper. Once the coffee stops dripping, for about 20 minutes, toss the contents of the brewing container (or use them as compost).

A Toddy draining the cold brew.

Step 9: Remove the filter. Wash it, and store it in a resealable bag inside the freezer.

A filter in a plastic bag.

Expert Tips

  • Cold brew coffee requires a specific grind, and for that reason you should select or grind your coffee beans into a large, coarse grounds.
  • Please note that this recipe is for cold brew concentrate. It should be diluted with water or milk using a 1:4 ratio. 
  • Hot water should never be used as it can result in a bitter cold brew; the water needs to be cold or at least room temperature. 

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Cold brew in front of a Toddy.

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What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Undiluted cold brew keeps for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Diluted cold brew lasts for 1-2 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between cold brew and iced coffee?

• Cold Brew steeps in cold or room temperature water. At a cooler temperature, the ground coffee beans maintain their integrity. Along the same line, cold-brewing coffee relies on time and gravity to extract the coffee’s oils. The extended brewing time results in a smooth, tasty coffee with lower acidity.

• Iced coffee relies on a quick burst of hot water to dissolve the beans and brew the coffee. The hot mixture is then poured over ice.

Can I make warm drinks with cold brew concentrate?

You sure can. In fact, that’s the only way my husband will drink it. On occasion, I will too. Though, I generally prefer iced coffee. If you decide to go this route, I suggest filling your mug 1/3 of the way with cold brew and then top it with boiled water leaving room for cream and sweetener of your choice. Sip, and enjoy!

What is the best coffee for cold brew?

First off, you want to be sure you’re purchasing whole beans and grinding them on a coarse-ground setting. My all-time favorite coffee for cold brew at home is New Mexico Piñon Coffee, but any dark roast coffee will do.

Is cold brew coffee better for you?

If you’re like me and regular coffee tends to be hard on your stomach, cold brew might be just be better for you! And there is a reason for that! Brewing coffee with hot water dissolves the beans and pulls much of the acidity along with it. The long-brewing process for cold brew leaves much of that acidity behind. 

Do I need to buy a Toddy to make cold brew?

No, you can make cold brew using a wide mouth, glass jar, and a large coffee filter. I prefer the convenience of the Toddy Cold Brew System since they provide all the equipment you need. It also makes enough cold brew concentrate to make 10-12 drinks.

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Cold brew in front of a Toddy.

Toddy Cold Brew Recipe

Tressa Jamil
Make our Toddy cold brew recipe for the perfect cold brew concentrate to make hot, iced, or blended coffee drinks without a trip to the coffee shop. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Brewing Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Course Drinks, Preparations
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 5 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • 10 ounces coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • 10 cups water
Instructions
 
  • Insert the rubber stopper and filter into the cold brew container.
  • Then, add one cup of water.
  • Use a food scale to measure six ounces of coffee and add it to the container.
  • Slowly pour five cups of water over the coffee in a circular motion. Let it sit for five minutes.
  • Use a food scale to measure four ounces of coffee and add it to the container.
  • Slowly pour four cups of water over the coffee in a circular motion.
  • Lightly press the coffee into the water if some of the grounds are uncovered.
  • Cover and allow the coffee to brew for twelve hours. I make mine at night and leave it overnight.
  • Place the container on top of the decanter and remove the stopper. Once the coffee stops dripping, for about 20 minutes, toss the contents of the brewing container (or use them as compost).
  • Remove the filter. Wash it, and store it in a resealable bag inside the freezer.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 5 kcal | Sodium: 15 mg
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5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




RJ

Monday 6th of June 2022

This coffee beats Starbucks coffee and I can do it from the comfort of my home. Not to mention the money I save.

Tressa Jamil

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

When I realized I could be making coffee shop-worthy coffee drinks at home it was a game-changer.