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The Coffee Brew App!

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Okay, it has been a long time since I have posted on here. My sincerest of apologies. But seriously, I forgot my login, and have been busy.

I promise to post more frequently.

Today I am going to review a product. It is The Coffee Brew App! I am going to try to be unbiased, but it will be hard since I created it.

This is a great FREE app for people to download and use. It has detailed instructions, high quality videos, and timers for the different brew methods. There are a few glitches though. If you hit the timer more then once, it goes exponentially faster. It is also not formatted to go to landscape mode and only works in portrait mode. But overall, it is a great app with some really great videos and instructions.

The free version has 4 different brewing methods, an Aeropress, Chemex, French Press, and V60. There currently isn’t a paid version, but I know that that is in the works.

Be sure to leave a comment and rate the app to let me know what you think. Thanks. You can get the app Here

 

 

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Toddy Review

Well spring is officially here! With the warm weather I have decided to bring you a review on the Toddy!

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For those of you that don’t know a Toddy is a cold brew system mostly known for its ease in making iced coffee drinks. To be completely honest here, I almost didn’t buy one because I have had absolutely delicious coffee from a Toddy as well as bitter, foul, and sour cups of coffee from a Toddy. So to be honest I wasn’t too sure, but none the less with spring here and warm weather the drive for iced coffee lured me in and I took the plunge.

When you open up the Toddy you are greeted with a glass pitcher, lid, rubber stopper, two Toddy filters, a plastic container, a handle (why the two are separate stumps me), and a small instruction booklet.

If you follow the instructions it gives you a nice smooth, flavorful cup of coffee. What’s great and a lot of people don’t realize this is that it also makes hot coffee, instead of coring over ice pour it over hot water similar to an americano! Below are some pros and cons for the Toddy!

Pros

ease of use, it really isn’t too hard to make a good cup of coffee from the Toddy, just follow the instructions

You can refrigerate the coffee concentrate for up to two weeks and it will stay fresh.

Makes great iced coffee as well as hot.

Flavorful without the bitterness

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Cons

takes 12 hours to brew (not too bad if you remember to do it overnight, but it’s not something that you can be like “I want a Toddy” and go make it, it requires some planning and thought)

Uses a lot of coffee (I use a full 12 oz bag per batch)

If you forget to change the filter out after around 10 brews the coffee will become bitter and sour. Which is the thing that I think a lot of coffee shops forget to do!Image

So all and all I love my Toddy, it’s ease of use, and how great the coffee tastes as well as the variations you can do with the concentrate once you have it brewed. That’s all for today!

You can purchase a Toddy at your local coffee shop, William Sonoma, and this great invention called the World Wide Web! The going price is around $35

What are your thoughts on the Toddy? Or share your favorite Toddy recipe below!

Vacation

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I am leaving today to head to NYC for a week. When I get back, I will have a great new review of a fairly new coffee shop. Any guesses on what shop it is?

I will also be sure to check out as many shops as I can in NYC while I am there. ┬áSpeaking of NYC and coffee if anyone has an iPhone and are heading to NYC for business and/or leisure be sure to download the app “NYC Best Coffee” it is a great app that will give you a list of all the specialty coffee shops in the city. It will also give you information like the shop’s hours, the coffee they use, machines, and grinders. Plus it will give you directions. All in all it is a great app. I don’t go to NYC without it.

What coffee apps do you use?