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05-25-2004, 06:53 AM
A while ago there were posts here about acid-free, cold extract coffee and talking about a coffee maker for this which sold for around $100. I have since found this information and it works very well. I tried it with 3/4 Cup coffee (about 2 ozs.) and 2 cups of water. I put the coffee and water in a quart jar and set it in the cupboard for 16 hours.
1. Add l lb. of freshly ground, organic coffee to 8 cups water in a glass bowl.
2. Place the mixture in a cool dark corner and allow to soak approximately 16 hours.
3. Filter off the liquid extract through a coffee or fabric filter into a glass jar that can be tightly closed.
4. The extract is concentrated, and 1-2 tablespoons added to 8 oz. of hot water yields 1 cup of de-acidified coffee.
5. Store the extract in a sealed jar at refrigerator temperature; it will keep for 2 weeks.
Hope this will help some of you to enjoy a cup of coffee.
05-25-2004, 10:08 AM
My toddy maker was $28 and well worth it. If you plan to use any other method, you might filter it through several stacked coffee filters --- it can take a while, but that removes most of the oils too, which can be an irritant.
05-25-2004, 10:30 AM
Doona, What's a toddy maker & where do you get one?
05-25-2004, 05:12 PM
I have the Toddy Maker and as Donna said it was well worth it! I bought it off the internet - I just typed Toddy Maker into the search engine and several stores that sold them came up. I use it to make Ice Tea. Works great!!
05-25-2004, 05:22 PM
I got mine at a specialty coffee shop. There are several different brands available.
05-26-2004, 02:40 AM
My Dad gave me a toddy coffee maker for my birthday & I love it! I am soo thankful to have coffee & tea again. He bought it at Gloria Jean's, but I have heard that they also sell them at Starbucks.
01-27-2008, 06:33 AM
Does a toddy maker lessen the acid in coffee? Can you drink hot chocolate? I use to be able to drink hot chocolate from Peets coffee and tea, and now all of a sudden my bladder will act up.
01-28-2008, 05:49 AM
I love my toddy maker! I got one for xmas and use it a lot. It reduces the acid in coffee, but I don't know if it would do the same for hot chocolate.
BTW, a lot of coffee shops do use em during the year (I've found that coffee shops in stores like Borders and Barnes and Noble have em), so it's a great option if you're craving a latte.
01-28-2008, 06:55 AM
do you get flares from the coffee?
01-28-2008, 04:56 PM
Yes I do, from plain full caffeine and from decaf. Coffee is very acidic, and as a very food sensitive ICer, I couldn't tolerate plain coffee. Well, I could, but only if it was a tiny bit diluted with milk (not with water though for some reason, I would still flare). The Toddy Maker cuts out so much of the acid, however I still have to dilute the resulting concentrate with milk, not water, or it'll make me flare.
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