4 Best Coffees For Toddy Cold Brew

Nothing beats a cold brew on a hot afternoon, but knowing which coffee to choose can make or break your java experience. Read on to learn the best coffees for Toddy cold brew.

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Toddy gives you a refreshing java to keep you going the whole day

I have an affinity for any cold beverage. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a warm environment where the sun’s up most of the day, and the heat can sometimes be unbearable.

So, cold brew is something that I’ve naturally come to love. But as with any other cup of Joe, it can sometimes become too bitter or too acidic, which can ruin your cold brew experience.

That’s why Toddy is heaven-sent. Its unique cold water filtration removes a considerable amount of the coffee’s bitterness and extracts more flavor from the grounds. Pair that with a perfect coffee bean, and you have a refreshing java to keep you going the whole day. 

What To Look For In The Best Coffee For Toddy Cold Brew

Like all kinds of coffee beverages, it’s all about your preference. 

Grind

You can buy whole beans, but many brands offer coarse ground beans – the kind all cold brew lovers recommend. These are larger, which allows the water to extract more from the coffee particles, giving your cold brew a stronger and bolder flavor.

You might want to check out our guide on grinding coffee beans for your cold brew.

Roast

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Opt for medium to dark roasts for a richer and smoother taste

I strongly recommend choosing the medium to dark roasts for a richer and smoother taste. Alternatively, if you still prefer light roasts, I suggest steeping it in your Toddy for a couple more hours to extract more caffeine and flavor.

If you have extra coffee beans lying around the house, try to roast it yourself by following our guide to roasting coffee beans!

How To Pick The Best Coffee For Toddy Cold Brew

You should consider three things when picking the best coffee beans for Toddy cold brew:

  • Taste. If you love light roasts over dark ones, go for it.
  • Check your budget. Don’t spend beyond your means.
  • Inspect your coffee beans, specifically the roast date and how it was packaged. Make sure the quality isn’t compromised.

The Best Coffee For Cold Brew Beginners 

The Stone Street Colombian Supremo coffee bean has an array of selections in terms of grind, roast, and caffeine content, making it a great option for novices who are looking to make their first cold brew. Its chocolatey and nutty flavor is more apparent when used in a Toddy which makes this an ideal gateway cold brew beverage.

Pros

  • Variety in coffee bean grind, roast, and caffeine
  • Flavorful and single origin

Cons

  • Pricier than others
Stone Street Cold Brew Coffee, Strong & Smooth Blend, Low Acid, 100% Arabica, Gourmet Coffee, Coarse Ground, Dark Roast, Colombian Single Origin, 1 LB
  • COARSE GROUND COFFEE FOR COLD BREWING – We start with gourmet arabica coffee beans from Colombia, then we grind them to the perfect coarse ground size for optimal cold brew extraction. Our grounds are perfect for using in your at-home cold brew coffee maker or system, French press, pitcher, or mason jar.
  • DARK ROAST COLOMBIAN SUPREMO – Our beans are classified as ‘supremo’ which are the largest and highest quality beans from Colombia. When these beans are dark roasted, it brings out the nutty/chocolate notes and makes the most delicious tasting cold brew coffee.
  • STRONG & SMOOTH BLEND – Our coffee is specially formulated to make a bold, balanced, low-acid, slightly sweet cold brew or iced coffee. You can easily adjust the strength to make it extra strong (more coffee or longer brewing time) or even lighter (more water).
  • 1 LB RESEALABLE BAG (16 Ounce) – Our 3-layer natural kraft bag is foil-lined and has a one-way valve for optimal coffee freshness. The wide top opening makes for easy scooping and the seal keeps your one pound of coffee fresh. Our premium packaging makes the perfect gift for the special coffee lover in your life.
  • FRESHLY ROASTED IN BROOKLYN, NYC – Stone Street Coffee Company is specialty small-batch roaster, we’ve been making artisanal coffee since 2009.

The Best Coffee For The Professionals

The infamous Death Wish Dark Roast coffee bean is coined as the world’s strongest coffee. Once steeped using a Toddy, you’re left with a beverage that has almost no bitterness and a robust caffeine flavor with a hint of dark chocolate. 

This beverage will surely punch you awake if your loved one hasn’t yet. Drink this responsibly!

Pros

  • Cost-efficient as you won’t need multiple cups of cold brew a day
  • Robust and strong flavor
  • High caffeine content and prolonged caffeine effect

Cons

  • More acidic compared to other coffee beans on the list
Death Wish Coffee Dark Roast Grounds - 16 Oz - The World's Strongest Coffee - Bold & Intense Blend of Arabica & Robusta Beans - USDA Organic Ground Coffee - Dark Coffee Max Caffeine for Morning Boost
  • DAY STARTER GROUND COFFEE: Get a pound of power & energy every morning with our dark roast coffee ground. This dark coffee is made of robust bold flavors. Wake up your senses with our dark coffee ground that's rich, intense, black and bold coffee.
  • QUALITY BREW COFFEE GROUNDS DARK: Transform your basic cup into an intense & delicious coffee. One sip of this best coffee will make you say yes to more of our coffee grinds. Choose premium artisanal coffee ground dark roast & feel alive every day!
  • STRONG COFFEE GROUND: Enjoy the best ground coffee you'll ever taste! Made with premium arabica & robusta beans that are roasted to perfection. Every ground dark roast coffee is bold with notes of dark chocolate & black cherry.
  • SMOOTH DARK GROUND COFFEE: Brew our best coffees made with a slow batch roasting process. This coffee ground bold is low in acid. It feels like a gourmet ground coffee that's fresh without bitter or burnt notes. Great coffee for sensitive stomach!
  • TRY IT RISK-FREE: The Death Wish Promise is that our organic ground coffee comes highly rated by thousands of satisfied customers who simply can't get enough but we'll let you be the judge. If you don't fall in love with our coffee, we'll refund your order- no questions asked. We're confident ours will be the best coffee you'll ever try.

The Best Coffee For Low Acidity

Thank the powers that be that us hyperacidics are provided with a healthy option. The Lifeboost Organic Light Roast Beans are the best environmentally friendly coffee bean on our list because it’s non-GMO. 

The beans are sun dried and spring water-washed. Its fruity, nutty, and caramel-like flavor can be a treat.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly
  • Organic and non-acidic

Cons

  • Some finds its flavor a bit sweet or a bit bland
  • Availability is limited
Lifeboost Coffee Light Roast Whole Bean Coffee - Low Acid Single Origin Usda Organic Coffee Beans - Non-Gmo Light Roast Coffee Beans Third Party Tested For Mycotoxins & Pesticides - 12 Ounces
  • Delicious, Ethically Sourced Coffee: You've tried the rest, now buy the best; Lifeboost Non-Gmo organic whole bean coffee is low acid and high in flavor; The beans are sun dried, and spring water washed; The result is pure, natural whole coffee beans derived straight from nature
  • Grown In The Mountains Of Nicaragua: Lifeboost Single Origin Coffee is shade grown at a high elevation in the mountains of Nicaragua; The exclusive farms that we work with in Central America are all bird friendly and each coffee bean is hand selected to ensure purity
  • Low Acid Whole Bean Coffee Light Roast: Your standard cup of coffee is very acidic; That's why some feel stomach discomfort or deal with teeth issues from drinking coffee; The solution is our organic low acid coffee beans; The antioxidant rich coffee delivers all the wonderful benefits of coffee without the unwanted side effects
  • Certified Organic & 3rd Party Tested: The coffee beans are Usda Certified Organic, and 3rd Party Tested for mycotoxins, heavy metals, pesticides, and 400 other toxins; One sip of this organic light roast coffee and you'll have a hard time going back to an ordinary cup of joe
  • Love It Or You Don't Owe Us A Dime: Nothing makes us happier than hearing how much our customers love our award winning coffee; We're confident you'll be another that agrees that we have the best coffee beans; Try a bag of Lifeboost Coffee for 30 days, and if you don't love it (we doubt it), we'll give you your money back

The Best Coffee For Those With A Sweet Tooth

This cold brew made from Verena Street Espresso Beans has a unique flavor profile that’s comparable to a coffee, caramel, and vanilla combination. The aroma is amazing, and flavor-wise it is rich and creamy. Your Toddy might make it too sweet, so you can dilute it with a bit of ice cubes once served.

Pros

  • Quality flavor yet affordable
  • Packaged coarsely grounded
  • Different flavored coffee beans available

Cons

  • Might be too sweet for some
Verena Street 2 Pound Espresso Beans, Shot Tower Espresso Whole Bean, Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica Coffee
  • 2lb. whole bean espresso dark roast (32oz.); a rich body with a sweet and creamy complexity and crema
  • Smooth yet full roast, this espresso is good for fine grind espresso or course grind drip coffee
  • Sustainably sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms to protect farmers, wildlife and environment
  • Freshly roasted and packaged in Dubuque, Iowa at an independent, family owned coffee company
  • Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union, the world’s most trusted and recognized kosher certification

Testing Criteria

I looked at the price, reviews, packaging, and quality to choose the best coffee for Toddy cold brew. 

Why You Can Trust Me

I love indulging my friends and work colleagues with my cold brew creations given that the industry I’m in demands a great cup of Joe. So far, my creations have never let me down. Oh, I might consider starting a cold brew business someday.

The Final Word On The Best Coffee For Toddy Cold Brew

As I love my coffee bold and strong, I would go with the Death Wish Dark Roast though I always exercise caution with this. If you want the safe choice, go with Stone Street Colombian Supremo as it has a quality taste. 

Author

  • His love for java originated from sidewalk vendors offering cheap 3-in-1 instant coffees poured in styrofoam cups. If he’s not in a studio or in an event venue, you’ll find RL crafting his own cold brew or sharing his experiences to fellow coffeephiles.