Our family invented the very first cold brew coffee maker.
In 1964, the late Todd Simpson, a chemical engineering graduate of Cornell University and entrepreneur, ordered coffee in a small cafe in Guatemala. This was the best cup of coffee he ever had. Todd brought the idea home with him to Houston, Texas and engineered his first cold brew contraption.
He discovered the cold brew process reduces the acidity and oil by approx. 66% in your coffee and delivers a rich, smooth taste. Todd’s wife had a delicate stomach and couldn’t tolerate coffee, but her system handled the cold-brewed coffee just fine. That was enough for Todd, who then went on to invent a simple concentrate maker - soon dubbed the “Toddy” - and started a business in his garage.
Forty years later, Todd’s son Strother along with his wife Maryfrances continue the legacy by developing and advancing the commercial process. With Strother as our chief food scientist, we produce the entire lifecycle of your cold brew product. From concept and recipe formulation to finished product application for small and large roasters and distributors across America.
We have developed and/or produced products for brands such as Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Caribou Coffee, Gloria Jeans, Whole Foods Market, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Folgers (P&G), HonestTea, Arizona Tea, Monin, Hershey’s, Nantucket Nectar, POM Wonderful, Chameleon Cold Brew, LaColombe, and WhiteWave Foods.
1935 - 2001