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    What makes coffee less bitter the day after?

    Hello, I'm brand new to this forum. I want to find out if someone can enlighten me on why coffee is less bitter and actually smoother to drink the day after it's brewed. The longer it sits in the airpot, the easier it is to drink. I can actually taste some chocolate overtones from it. Are these characteristics of stale coffee? If so, it works for me.

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    Bad coffee gets nasty when it ages. Good coffee can hold its own for a while. If you like the more intense attributes in cold coffee, try toddy brewing. Rock your world.
    Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water. ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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    I find tody brew great for cold ices or blended drinks. Coffee will tend to get bitter and loose some of boldness and flavor just after a few hours of sitting I find - sometimes you can go longer like 3 hours but not much more than there before dumping and brewing a fresh pot of coffee.

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a tody brew?

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    Google it. Basically it is a cold brewing method.
    Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water. ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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    Thanks, Java Hill

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    Toddy's exclusive cold-water brewing process extracts the natural, delicious flavors of coffee and tea yet leaves behind undesirable bitter acids and oils. The result: A bold, super-smooth taste that's easier on the stomach. Toddy can be made one cup at a time - served steaming hot or iced cold, and at the strength you prefer.

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    Another way of describing Toddy:
    "(The Toddy) is the ultimate coffee maker." In 1964, as a chemical engineering graduate of Cornell, Todd Simpson developed and patented a cold brew system that, using regular Arabica coffee beans, creates a superior-tasting cup of steaming HOT coffee. And, with 67% LESS ACID than coffee made by conventional hot brew methods, it's easier on sensitive stomachs. According to The Saturday Evening Post, "Cold brewed coffee is a welcome alternative for the millions of coffee lovers who are acid sensitive or suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease." The Toddy brewer produces a low acid, coffee concentrate. Just add water for a distinctively bold, super smooth taste that has delighted connoisseurs for some 40 years. And, refrigerated, there's no waste Toddy can be made one cup at a time.

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    Some Toddy Recipes:
    Recipes

    Toddy Cappuccino
    1) Steam 3 ounces of espresso concentrate (Toddy brew) in a stainless pitcher until 185º
    2) Pour espresso (steamed concentrate) into your cappuccino cup
    3) Froth 6 ounces of 2% milk (160º) and quickly spoon foam on top of espresso, add remaining steamed milk for a "wet" cappuccino
    4) Sprinkle with cinnamon, chocolate or nutmeg

    If you don't have a steamer you can heat in the microwave! Be careful not to boil!

    Toddy Latté
    1) Steam 8 ounces of 2% milk (160º) in a stainless pitcher
    2) Pour steamed milk into your cappuccino cup
    3) Steam 3 ounces of espresso concentrate (Toddy brew) in stainless pitcher until 185º
    4) Pour steamed espresso in the middle of the steamed milk. Pour so that there is a little dot of espresso in the middle of the steamed milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon, chocolate or nutmeg

    Toddy Mocha
    1) Mix 1 ounce Ghiradelli's chocolate and 3 ounces of espresso concentrate (Toddy brew) and steam until 185º.
    2) Pour espresso and Ghiradelli (steamed concentrate) into your cappuccino cup
    3) Froth 6 ounces of 2% milk (185) and quickly dump on top of espresso
    Just like at The Coffee Grinder…throw on some whipped cream and sprinkle some chocolate powder or drizzle chocolate syrup on top!

    Iced Vanilla Toddy Cappuccino
    1) Mix 2 ounces coffee concentrate with 6 ounces 2% milk
    2) Add 3/4oz. Vanilla* Torani syrup
    3) Pour over ice and add sweetener to your liking*
    You can enjoy ANY Torani syrup flavor…try Tira Misu, Almond Roca or Hazelnut! Ooohhh!

    Toddy Frappé
    1) In a blender, add ½ cup toddy concentrate, and ½ cup 2% milk
    2) Then add 1/2 cup of ice, and 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
    3) Blend until smooth and pour into glass
    4) Top with whip cream and chocolate shaving.
    Note: You can substitute whole milk, non-fat milk, soy milk or rice milk to any recipe!

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    Rule of Thumb

    Rule of Thumb ------ Put one teaspoon of sugar in the coffee for every two hours since it was brewed and you will not taste the bitterness. it works every time.

 

 
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