Take the Toddy Maker, place the stopper tightly in the bottom and secure the filter.
Pour four cups of cold, filtered water in Toddy Maker, followed by two cups of COARSE coffee grounds. Then add two more cups of water, followed by two more cups of grounds, and then two more cups of water. (I usually add even more water to fill to the top.)
Place the mixture in a quiet corner of your kitchen two steep, for anywhere between 12-24 hours.
Carefully pull stopper from bottom of Toddy Maker, holding it directly over the carafe. Set it on the carafe until coffee is finished dripping. You may need to watch as it fills up to prevent it from over-filling. If you add more than eight cups of water, you'll need to set the coffee over an additional container.
Refrigerate the brewed coffee until ready to serve.
To clean the Toddy Maker, empty the grounds into the garbage, remove the filter and rinse well. You can run the container through the dishwasher.
Make cold brew ice cubes. Using an ice cube tray, fill with cold brew and freeze. If making round cubes, you'll need the syringe (see blog post) to fill the trays.
To make a cup of iced coffee, place two cold brew cubes in a glass. Fill with cold brew to about 1/2 full. Then add sweetener of choice, and fill the glass with milk (or cream). Enjoy!
For best results, shop for your coffee at a store where you can grind your own beans. You'll need to use the coarse setting.
If you are big coffee drinkers, you will go through more coffee than usual using this method, but it's far cheaper than stopping each day at a drive through.
There are other brewing systems on the market. This is the only one I've tried.
The cold brew cubes are purely optional. But delish!