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Cold Brew Devices - Brett Holmes's Review
Posted: February 4, 2004, 9:28pm
review rating: 8.5
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Oliver L 9.00
Brett Holmes 8.50
David Ross 7.00
Brian Sogard 6.40
Joel Hencken 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Product Reviewed: Toddy cold brew system
Manufacturer: Toddy Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 8
Price Paid: $36.50 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ToddyCafe.com Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: Professional Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Mr. Coffee system
Bottom Line: Deceptively simple machine - cold water brewing system produces low-acid, mellow yet bold flavor - served hot or cold, it's good stuff.
Positive Product Points

This review is of the Toddy process - not the actual physical machine (there's not much to it). Cold brewing system produces low acid, smooth taste, bold flavor, no bitterness, easy to use, convenient after initial 12-hour brewing - concentrate fresh for 10 days, no waste.

Negative Product Points

Initial cold brewing takes 12-hours. Uses about 20% more coffee beans than
hot brewing methods, however you drink it one cup at a time, so there's no
waste. Must use regular to coarse coffee grind.

Detailed Commentary

I've drank Toddy-made coffee since college (circa 1985) - I would agree with  many who I know that use the cold brew method for making hot coffee - it produces a smooth, mild, full-flavored brew, infinitely superior to the hot brew method. I know that The Washington Post called it "the ultimate coffeemaker" in a recent front page food section story. It's downside is the initial 12-hour brewing time. Although once the brew cycle completes, you have this wonderful espresso-type concentrate.  Put the decanter in your refridgerator, and then serve it with steaming hot water or over ice (blended is delicious), one cup or glass at a time. It's good stuff.

Buying Experience

A+ customer service. Ordered from their 24-hour toll free telephone number.
Had couple questions via e-mail - very helpful, responsive.

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