Monday, May 21, 2007

Iced Coffee


PRODUCT ALERT! I love iced coffee, and for a long time now, I've been trying out different ways to make it at home. Brewing it in the pot and popping it in the fridge tastes funny to me, even when I add lots of ice! One time I even made ice cubes from coffee, and that even tasted funny. Based on a recommendation from Treehugger, I ordered the toddy. This little system makes the best iced coffee ever, and it's so concentrated that it lasts me at least a week. It's not a fast process... You get 1 lb of coarse coffee grounds wet and let them sit and stew for 12 hours. Then you let them filter into your container for another couple of hours, and voolah, it's done. It's definitely cheaper than hitting Starbucks everytime the urge hits me, but more expensive than brewing hot coffee everyday.

4 comments:

reb said...

The stewing for 12 hours is called what you find in coffee shops that call it Cold Press.. which is different than regular iced coffee.. it's WAY stronger and it's the new love of my life. I go broke looking for change in my car just to buy a cold press in the summer. I think I may need to buy one of these.

Brett said...

This sounds yummy...i could use some of that to wake up during senoir art!

~Brett

LA said...

Awesome.

Jocelyn said...

You have discovered the Cold Press! Byron regrets to inform you that you can make the same thing without this cute little Toddy system (just use a pitcher with the grounds in and then filter them out the next day)...but then you wouldn't have the cute little Toddy system, would you?