Toddy Method Makes a Great Hot Coffee, Too!

Toddy Method Makes a Great Hot Coffee, Too!

In the year that I’ve worked here at Big Bend Coffee Roasters, I’ve enthusiastically walked customers through the steps for making great iced coffee using our special Toddy Blend. Our local coffee shop, Frama, sells tons of it (I know, I used to work there!). It’s smooth and rich, and has enough flavor to stand up to ice and milk.┬áBut deep down I’m a hot-coffee girl, especially for that first cup in the morning.

Lately, in an attempt to cut back on acids in my diet, I have turned back to the toddy method. Cold brewing produces a tasty cup of coffee without extracting certain oils which can be bitter, and fatty acids soluble only at high temperatures. If you’re like me and need your coffee fix before you can even think about what you’re going to make for breakfast, you’ll also like the fact that toddy coffee is easy on the tummy. If you’re used to adding milk or half & half, you may find that you don’t need it anymore.

Cold brewing takes a little forethought, but once you’ve got your concentrate made, each cup takes much less effort. You don’t even need to purchase a fancy maker; I just use my french press pot. Here’s how I do it:

In a quart size (or larger) glass container, add one cup of coarsely ground Toddy Blend coffee. Slowly pour 4 cups of cold water over the grounds. Gently stir if all grounds are not wet, then let it set in the fridge overnight. Strain the liquid off using a kitchen strainer or cheesecloth, and store the concentrate in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. The used grounds are a welcome addition to your compost pile! To make a cup of coffee, simply add a cup of water to 1/4 cup of concentrate, adjusting to your personal taste.

Cheers!

Julie

 

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