cold-water brewing process extracts the natural, flavors of coffee. The result: A bold, super-smooth taste that's easier on the stomach. From a comparison report from Intertek Caleb Brett Process Chemistry Laboratory it was shown that cold brew is 2.45 to 4.47 times less acidic than coffee brewed the normal way. See Pdf (ICB_Toddy) that was downloaded from http://www.toddycafe.com.
There are MANY different ways I have either heard of or found listed on the internet, of ways to cold brew coffee. Through a few trials myself I have come up with what I find to be the most consistent and easiest way to do so. So what you will find here is the way I do it and how I do it with a purchased system and my own little trick using old coffee canisters.
The pictures show a Ronco Brew System. Which I found Amazon for under $5.00 (lucky). But it is very similar to the Toddy T2N Cold Brew System that I was told of when I was introduced to Cold Brewed Coffee. Each system works the basic same way and to be honest with you… they are nothing but containers with holes and stoppers in the bottom and a place to place a rather thick felt filter into.
There is no AWESOME SCIENCE to the systems, as you will see when I use a coffee canister I have sitting around the house.
Toddy Has their instructions on a page of their site selling their system. http://www.toddycafe.com/customerservice/instructions.php and let me tell you this. If you don’t have all your ducks in a row, the moon is full and the egg standing on its end… You will make a nice MESS while trying to brew coffee the way they describe… After the 3rd time of cleaning out my filter and pot, I said there has to be a better way! And I have found what I believe to be one of the EASIEST WAYS!
So what you need is a Cold Brew system, either purchased or make one for your self. OR a coffee can and rubber bands…
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Place a coffee filter on the counter and flatten it out, then dampen it so it lays flat and this also allows the brewing to start faster and helps the filter stay where you want it. (you will see)
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Now when its time to reap your bennifits… its easy. On the BREW SYSTEMs, just pull the stopper out and set it on its craft. (as shown) and on the canister systems, just carefully open the lid, grab the filter making sure not to spill grounds in your brew and toss the filter and grounds in the trash. Now poor your self a WONDERFULLY FLAVORED CUP of coffee or cap it up and let it set until you need some.
Everyone like HIS/HER own strength in coffee so your first few cups you will need to test the waters as you may say. I was taught to use a 1 to 2 ratio of 1 coffee concentrate to 2 parts water. But I now drink it 2 parts coffee to 1 water, just a bit more on the TRUCKERS SIDE of coffee if you know what I mean. The WONDERFUL thing is, is you are getting FLAVOR and not that bitter acidic cup of crud that you get in convenient stores.
You will LOVE THIS, I KNOW YOU WILL!
I would LOVE to hear back from everyone to see what they think of COLD BREWING and if you like, my instructable itself.