Re: Cowboy coffee
- From: "Anon aka" <anon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 16:19:16 -0700
"Mike" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"shane" <shane.olson@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On May 11, 5:54 pm, "*alan*" <in_flagra...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Stephen Wolstenholme" wrote
I've just heard of a coffee preparation method for making "cowboy
The procedure is as follows:
(1) Boil water in a pot.
(2) Remove the pot from the heat and dump in the coffee grounds.
(3) Return the pot to the heat and bring it to a boil again.
(4) Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit until the coffee
drop to the bottom (said to require about 5 minutes).
That's a similar method to the one used in Turkey and Greece but they
repeat the boil a few more times.
Boiled coffee is an acquired taste and the results depends on the
of coffee used. Some coffees don't taste so good when boiled while
others are excellent.
Turkish coffee is never boiled, and the method used for its preparation
that used for "cowboy coffee" is about as similar as a light saute is
NO coffee tastes good when boiled, no matter what type.
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Isn't "Cowboy Coffee" similar the "Swedish Egg Coffee" I think the
preparation is the same except the Swedish coffee adds an egg at the
end to collect the grounds.
There has been a booth for years at the Minnesota State Fair that
advertises the delicacy of Swedish Egg Coffee. I may have to try it
next year, just for the experience.
I've never heard of "Swedish Egg Coffee", but Scandinavian countries
employ some of the same techniques as "Cowboy Coffee", so such a term
wouldn't surprise me.
Adding an egg to the end is just a variation often used. My grandmother
made coffee that way. She used an old perculator with the guts ripped
out, bring the water to a near-boil, turn down the heat, add coffee
grounds, stir, and then she'd add a cracked egg to the mix at the end to
hold the grounds down.
I have no idea what reboiling method the OP referred to, but it doesn't
sound like "Cowboy Coffee" to me.
I tried that once, the egg only caught a few of the grounds, most were still
in the brew. It tasted like crap, more like drinking from a dirty hoof pring
next to a cow patty.
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