The Best Coffee you’re not drinking

Some people are wine aficionados, some people are beer connoisseurs, some people juggle geese.  I am a lover of coffee, and I quite seriously brew the best of coffee that you haven’t had.

Now, here’s the deal.  I have for all my life been drinking coffee using a system called “cold-brewing”.  My dad did it, and when I got my own place, I started doing it.  Cold brewing removes the bulk of the acidic, bitter taste from your beans, allowing you to actually experience the flavor of your coffee.   Got a nice french vanilla blend, and you’d like to taste the vanilla?  Try cold-brewing.

In the interest of full disclosure,  I will say this.  If you click on the link I’m going to embed in this post, and end up buying something, I get paid.  But at the same time, I wouldn’t recommend that you buy something that sucked.  Every single person I’ve ever given a cup of my cold-brewed coffee to has told me it’s the best coffee they’ve ever had.  Straight up the best.

The system works like this.  I take 1 pound of beans, and grind them using a medium coarse grind.  I then take the pound of beans, and put it in the Big White Thingy (there is a name for it, but I don’t care) which has the special thickass filter at the bottom.  I then add 8 or 9 cups of water and let that sucker sit for 12-16 hours.  After the time, I drain the resulting liquid into a decanter, which goes into the fridge.  The liquid is the Toddy Concentrate, which is the heart of cold brewed coffee.  When I want a cup of joe, I just heat up some water, and add my hot water to 1 or 2 oz (1 or 2 shots) of the concentrate, and BAMF, best coffee ever.

You can go to Toddy Cafe’s website by clicking that link.  They’re “the guys” for cold brewed coffee.  If you don’t want to buy the whole system, but want to try the coffee itself, you can get packs of the concentrate from their site.

I realize that this entire post sounds like an infomercial, but I really do love cold-brewed coffee.  I haven’t sold out – the only adds you’ll see on the site are for Toddy Coffee.


  1. OK – that first sentence requires a class-1 beverage alert. I damn near needed a new keyboard!

    And you’ve just confirmed that not only are you a browncoat, but you’re from the hawaian shirt division…

  2. Sweet. Just ordered one, happy to clink a few coins into your affiliate can. Been shopping around for a good coffeemaker for my flavor-snobish taste buds and today, of all the blogs on all the servers in all the world … I had to click into yours.

    I’ll either let you know how much I love it, or I’ll throw used up wet grounds at my monitor and curse your name any time someone links to you.

  3. FFLLiberty, I think you’ll be very happy with your order. I use the same system, as does one of our other brothers. My experience has been the same as Ahab’s. One cup of this stuff and you’re sold.

  4. I’ve had cold brew coffee. It’s good, and much smoother, but it’s different than normal coffee. I prefer frech press coffee.

    I’ve never used the toddy system, you can cold brew without it. Maybe the toddy system is different though.

  5. “I don’t need you to tell me how fucking good my coffee is, okay? I’m the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping she buys SHIT. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what’s on my mind right now? It AIN’T the coffee in my kitchen…”

    Sorry, had to quote it 🙂

  6. I am one of the types that should just be dragging an I.V. pole with a bag of caffeine dripping right into a vein. BUT… I have never had cold-brewed coffee. Where would I acquire a cup to try before making some purchase of a “coffee system”?

  7. “Cold brewing”…… Normally I would scream “Blasphemy!”, but I think I will give it a try.

  8. You can actually buy the concentrate direct from Toddy – use the add link in the sidebar. That way you can try cold brewed coffee without necessarily making the investment into a “coffee system”.

  9. First time I had cold brewed coffee was from a very pretty and friendly Bolivian lady. It really is great coffee, even in other company.

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