Friday, February 29, 2008

Freshly Brewed

Normally, of course, if I am talking about something being freshly brewed, it is beer. Not today. I had seen this advertised in a magazine, on ways to be eco-friendly, and had to try it as our coffee pot had kicked the can (faint rim shot anyone?). It is a Toddy Cafe and it cold brews your coffee. You put a pound of coffee in there, let it soak for 24 hours, and then let it drain into the carafe below. It produces a smoother coffee that also has, or so the claim goes, 67% less acidity (this is a BIG one for me!) than regularly brewed coffee, and uses no electricity up to this point. To get hot coffee, use 1/3 concentrate to 2/3 boiling water. I must say, so far, I am in love.
Check it out for yourself:

1 comment:

Chip Donahue said...

Thank you for the info about the Toddy. I use an old fashioned esspresso maker, but that uses electricity. I'll give it a try. I saw your flier for Green Drinks yesterday, while heading to Macadoos for the St. Pat's celebration. I enjoyed looking at your blog. I also am a big fan of Greenhour! In fact, they added a link to our free monthly outdoor adventure club. We call it KIVA - Kids In the Valley, Adventuring! We are meeting March 22 for World Water Day at Green Hill Park in Salem. Bring your boys! Check out our blog at

I'd love to learn how you added the greenhour link to your blogspot.
Chip Donahue