Water: good water; preferably well filtered water, or distilled.
Coffee: fresh, either whole beans, or coarsely ground.
If you have whole bean coffee:
2 cups of water for every one cup of beans
If you have coarsely ground coffee beans:
3 cups of water for every one cup of beans
If you are starting with whole beans, grind them coarsely.
Add the beans and water together in a wide-mouthed glass jar with a lid.
Mix once to get all the coarse coffee grains wet (it is okay for them to float).
Allow them to stand for 8 to 12 hours in temperatures between 50o
F and 65o
out all solids.
Pour remaining liquid in jar and store in refrigerator (for up to 3 weeks).
Mix 2 or 3 one-ounce "shots" with 12 ounces of either:
- boiling or steamed water
- simmered or steamed milk
to make your individual coffee drink.
Due to being cold extracted, Toddy coffee contains caffeine, but it does not contain the oils of regular or espresso coffee, hence the longer shelf-life. It is gentler in the stomach than coffees prepared with hot-extraction methods.