First developed in 1964, the Toddy Cold Brew System is the original cold brew coffee maker.
Todd Simpson, a Cornell chemical engineering graduate, developed this patented method after trying a Peruvian coffee made from liquid coffee concentrate.
Unlike similar systems, there are two main brewing methods:
Both methods will yield a great cup of cold brew, but the dual filtration method tends to be easier and less messy.
For both of these methods, you can steep the cold brew for up to 24 hours for a rich coffee concentrate. When it’s done steeping, carefully remove the stopper over the included glass carafe, dilute as needed, and enjoy.
Overall, the Toddy Cold Brew System is an affordable but customizable option. It makes a great cup of cold brew and holds a reasonable amount of concentrate without taking up too much space.
My only gripe is that the process of removing the stopper and pouring the coffee into the decanter can get messy and awkward. Since the stopper is at the bottom of the brewing chamber, you’ll have to find a way of pulling off the stopper without getting cold brew all over your counter and missing the decanter entirely.