Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My New Love ~ Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System Review & Giveaway!

Y'all KNOW I love some iced coffee. Like, would marry it if I could.

Whenever I try to give up certain things, to save money, lose weight, etc. my first thought is, ANYTHING besides my coffee. It really gets me going, and makes the mornings a little more palatable.

A few weeks ago on Twitter we were discussing how to make an iced coffee just like a local coffee house. Whenever I buy an iced coffee it's just different than I what make at home. I've never been able to put my finger on what it was until now. The bite.

Yep, when I go purchase a venti, hazelnut, iced coffee and take that first sip it's so smooth and refreshing. I could never get that at home. I would always be able to taste the bite, or bitterness.

Lucky me, I was contacted by the awesome staff at The Toddy Cafe - makers of the Toddy Cold Brew System. We have teamed up for a review and a giveaway!

Here are a few things to note about the system:

"Toddy is great for iced coffee. Since it is cold already, it does not instantly start melting your ice and water down the drink. Plus it will not get stale, like a hot brewed coffee would if you waited for it to cool down.""

"Keeps refrigerated for up to 2 weeks without a decline in flavor, so there is no wasted coffee."

"Brewed as a concentrate which allows the cup of coffee to be tailored to individual strength preferences and served hot or cold one cup at a time. To drink it hot you would simply dilute the concentrate with boiling water. You could also gently heat up the concentrate as well to make it extra hot. But I would recommend not boiling it."

"67% less acid than a regular hot brewed cup. So it is easy on the stomach and produces a very smooth and creamy coffee. Yum!!"

"Toddy has been around since 1964. The system is almost entirely made in the US, the one exception is the glass decanter which is produced by glass company based in Germany.

"The Toddy is also great for cold brewing tea!"

I tried it out this weekend and I was so pleasantly surprisesd!! It was SO good - I was practically jumping up and down in my kitchen thinking about how much money I will be saving not having to run out and buy iced coffee when I want that smooth and refreshing taste!!

You make it the night before, by basically putting some water and coffee grinds into the white part and letting it sit over night. The instructions are very specific and let you know exactly how much coffee and water to add.

The next morning you remove a stopper in the white portion and the coffee "brews" into the glass decanter. Easy peasy right?

Then throw some ice and your chosen "poisons" - mine are hazelnut syrup and half & half! And you have got yourself one delicious coffee to enjoy!!


Would you like to win a Toddy Cold Brew coffee system for yourself?

All you have to do is make sure you are a follower of Beach Bum & Baby and leave a comment letting me know how you like your coffee or latte!

I'll be picking a winner on Friday!!


Angela said...

I've been eying the Toddy for a while now, I adore iced coffee, and this just seems so convenient!

I Love Your Whole Face said...

I am a follower and I love my ice coffee really, really large and really, really sweet. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

KVH said...

I have never heard of this thing before! I life my iced coffee plain - sugar (the syrup kind, granulated sugar doesn't dissolve quick enough) and half and half is all I need.

Kate said...

This gadget looks fabulous for the 110 summers we have here. I would kill for this.

I am a follower of course!

I love my coffee with vanilla creamer and sweet and low. yum!

Skipper said...

I would LOVE one of these! Yay for the fun giveaway!

Unknown said...

OMG YAY! I have never heard of this little baby before. If I dont win I just might have to get myself one. I LOVE ICED COFFEE!! My favs are McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts...yum!

I like my iced coffee with lots of ice and with a taste of vanilla. Yum! Now I want one!

Sara said...

Sign me up! I love iced coffee in the summer when it's already hot in the morning.

Sam said...

How fun! I love iced coffee. I take my hot coffee black, but I like my iced coffee with just a hit of vanilla creamer. Yum, yum.

AndreaLeigh said...

this looks fabulous! I'm not a huge fan of iced coffee but I do get iced caramel macchiatos (sp?) on occasion! I'm probably drink them more if I had a way to make them at home.

~Shari said...

I follow.

I am pretty plane Jane - give me my coffee HOT & BLACK!


Amber said...

I'm a follower and I like my iced coffee super sweet! What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks, lady!

Unknown said...

I NEED this!

You know how I drink my coffee...same as you, ha ha!

Half & half, hazelnut...yum! Sometimes, I don't even need the hazelnut, just don't skimp on the half & half.

And, of course, you know I follow BB&B. :-)

Gwen said...

Can you believe I've never had an iced coffee. I love frappuccinos and lattes but maybe I should really try iced. Might be like drinking chocolate milk since I'm all about the mochas. LOL!!!

chelsea said...

I'm a follower!

I like my coffee with cream but no sweetener. I'd love to try this though!

Brittany Ann said...

My husband would love this. And we live in the South, so iced coffee will be a must in about a month!

I'm a follower;) Thanks, love!

coolkids said...

I love iced coffee but can't make it quite right at home. This looks fun!! I am a follower.

p.s. thanks for stopping by!

Happiness Is... said...

I need, I need!

I looooooove iced coffee, especially in the hot climate here. I like a LOT of milk (skim, please) and a few sweeteners (the yellow stuff if it's not possible to get Truvia!)

I can't stand warm coffee - yuck!

Cole said...

Seeing as I drink ice coffee all year long (no hot coffee for me!), I would love to win!!

I take my coffee with skim milk and a squirt of Hershey's syrup.

Anonymous said...

this sounds amazing! i love an iced white chocolate mocha and think i might be able to perfect it with one of these.

katie lake said...

One of the great things about living with my bro in San Fran was that he made a big pitcher of ice coffee every week. He made his in a glass pitcher, steeped the grounds in cold water overnight then filtered it out in the morning. When we did run out there was always amazing ice coffee on every corner of the city!

Jules said...

I love iced coffee and would take it over a hot coffee any day. This sounds awesome! Please count me in and you know that I’m a follower. I like mine with vanilla flavored coffee, skim milk and splenda.

Ashley said...

I would love to try this! My favorite iced coffee used to be Burger King's Mocha Joes and they stopped making them. :( But i still like their Mocha Iced Coffee. I'm a mocha kind of girl. :)

Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

OOOOhhhhh coffee!

Let's see how do I like my coffee, Well....

Regular old drip coffee either home or out is Dunkin Donuts Medium w/cream and sugar :)

Fancy drinks usually a double tall nonfat mocha if hot,

grande iced nonfat mocha if cold

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I love mine with just whipped cream and one splenda and no ice or milk. I've been drinking it for years and love it really strong.. I recently have an issue with all the different hazelnut coffee beans that I have purchased and ground myself at the store. It seams to be extremely bitter and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I also went to the coffee shop that I've been going to for years and theres taste horrible and doesn't have hazelnut flavor. I wonder if with the change in the economy companies are not using the proper flavoring on the beans. Can someone please tell me how they make the perfect tasting hazelnut coffee with just the coffee? I don't like the liquid sweet flavor. I like just the hazelnut coffee and only whipped cream.. Thanks so very much... Vivi