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Which Cold Brew Method is Best ?
We would like to start cold brewing in our Cafe and I have couple of questions:
Which system is better commercial or pro?
Do you have a distributor for Canada, Ontario, Toronto?
What type of coffee should be used for cold brew?
How to use the strainer for the commercial system?
Are paper filters for single use or we can reuse them?
Please let me know.
Hi Dr. Agana,
Thanks for reaching out!
Whether the Commercial system or Pro Series is better for you is debatable. Some prefer the Pro Series as it offers a larger brewing system. You get the same yield from one batch in the Pro 20 as 4 Commercial systems. Also the Pro Series is stainless steel which some prefer, particularly if brewing front of the house. However others prefer the Commercial system as it is much easier to move when full and clean if it is a single person handling the brewing and cleaning. The Commercial system is stackable and some prefer to stack a few in the corner if they need more yield. The cold brew you yield from each system will be almost exactly the same taste profile. You can view yield info below.
Brew a little, brew a lot
At Toddy, we provide a variety of cold brewing solutions for those who love cold brewed coffee or tea. Whether you're brewing to serve many or just looking to brew small batches to experiment with different recipes, you'll find something that suits your needs. Toddy's line of brewers are built to perform - and prevent avoidable cold brew shortages.
How much do you want to brew ?
(Please note: Output volume is approximate and varies according to recipe.)
- 10 gallons (38 liters) - Check out our Pro Series 20.
- 5 gallons (19 liters) - Try our Pro Series 10.
- 2 gallons (7.5 liters) - Grab our Commercial Model with Lift.
- 1 gallon (3.75 liters) - The Cafe Series will be a nice addition to your countertop.
- 38 ounces (1.1 liters) - Get a Cold Brew System for your home.
- 25 ounces (750 milliliters) - Put an adventure-ready Toddy® Go in your bag.
- 24 ounces (700 milliliters) - The Cupping Kit set of three brewers makes it easy to compare and analyze the sensory attributes of different coffees.
- 8 ounces (250 milliliters) - The Artisan is perfect for small batches and cold brew sensory analysis.
The best coffee to use is a matter of personal preference. I am partial to light to medium roasted Guatemalan single origins. However some prefer the fruitiness of a nice Ethiopian and some feel that dark roast is best for cold brew. There is really no wrong answer. I would suggest you experiment with a few coffees at a small scale and see what you like best. We even have a tool to help with that - https://www.espressoplanet.com/Toddy-Cold-Brew-Cupping-Kit-TCK1.html
The strainer is not needed with the commercial system. That was more needed before we launched the Lift which is now included with each commercial system. The strainer is not for use with the Pro Series.
The paper filters are single use. With cold brew there is no kill step in the brewing process and cleaning a filter can be tricky from a food safety standpoint. Also some cleaning methods leave behind aromas from the soap that can negatively impact your flavor profile. For this reason we are strong believers in single use filters for cold brewing.
Your nearest distribution partner would be Espresso Planet (https://www.espressoplanet.com/Toddy-Cold-Brew-Coffee-Brewer/). They are fantastic people and will be your best source for Toddy products. I've included some of the crew at Espresso Planet on this email.
Please let us know if I can be of further assistance.
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