The Toddy has become one of my favorite brewing techniques. Especially for iced drinks during the hot summer months but also for a quick and easy cup of coffee anytime. The Toddy not only makes my morning cup of coffee taste great, it's easier than ever to brew. I've almost ditched my drip coffee and french press for this method. As an added bonus it makes cold coffee that doesn't have the overly bitter flavors that you might be used to.
The concept is simple - you coarse grind 12 oz. of coffee as if you were making it for a french press. Then you carefully (without stirring!) add water and let it sit for 12 hours. Pull the plug on the toddy and a wonderful liquid coffee concentrate drains in to the decanter. You can store the concentrate for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
When you're ready to use it, just mix a little bit of the concentrate with water. Start with a ration of 3 parts water to 1 part coffee and adjust as you feel necessary. If it's hot out, add cold water and pour it over ice. If it's a hot cup you're looking for either heat up some water with an electric kettle or, like I do, use the hot water arm of my espresso machine.
But wait! There's more! It makes great tea as well.