6

votes

Egg Coffee. Anyone try it? Rad or awesome?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Investigate this: http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/beverages/r/eggcoffee.htm

Thoughts?

For those who don't wanna click: "Long a tradition in Lutheran church gatherings of Scandinavian-Americans in the Midwest, egg coffee is a light, clear brew with absolutely no bitterness or acidity. Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients:

* 9 cups water (to boil) plus 1 1/4 cold water
* 3/4 cup freshly ground coffee (medium to coarse grind)
* 1 egg

Preparation:

Bring 9 cups of water to a rapid boil in a saucepan or enamel coffee pot.

Meanwhile, stir together ground coffee, 1/4 cup water, and 1 egg (Note: diehard egg coffee lovers use the crushed eggshell as well, but it works fine to leave this out). The mixture will look like wet potting soil.

When water is boiling, carefully pour in the egg-coffee mixture, turning down the heat if necessary to prevent it from boiling over. Boil the coffee for 3 minutes. (Note: You???ll see that the coffee grounds will gradually bind together into a single mass that floats at the top of the pot).

After 3 minutes of boiling, immediately remove pot from heat and pour in 1 cup cold water. Let the coffee settle for 10 minutes; the ???lump??? of grounds will settle to the bottom of the pot.

Pour through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer into cups and serve. The flavor of the coffee grows stronger, without becoming bitter, the longer that it simmers.

Yield: 10 cups coffee. "

A2e73b869061fc20067e4ef8f26f83f0

(140)

on June 29, 2012
at 05:39 PM

Grew up as a Minnesota Lutheran here. Egg coffee is fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it. I'll just eat my eggs and drink my coffee, thank you.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:25 PM

It's a really old method for clarifying coffee pre filter. Much, much better than boiled coffee. Wouldn't bet on in working with other brewing methods.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on April 04, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Mmmmmm! Bacon! Apropos, a great way to make ham steak is to deglaze it with coffee, tastes really good.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 03, 2012
at 10:18 PM

http://www.jacobgrier.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ccoffee4.jpg

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 09:16 PM

interesting! thanks

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 03, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Very helpful answer - thanks!

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 08:17 PM

right on! does it take on a creamy consistency?

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 03, 2012
at 06:09 PM

When I last made it this way, just ate the yolk raw to 'get rid of it'.

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:53 PM

does the egg mix well or is it lumpy?

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:31 PM

eggtraordinary idea!

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:12 PM

just add more egg! :-)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:07 PM

I frequently split recipes, but I'm not sure how to add 1/3 of an egg. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:06 PM

As a single, this would make way too much! However, if I decide to try iced coffee for the summer I may give this a whirl.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on April 03, 2012
at 04:57 PM

If not, bacon coffee will be

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 03, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Is Egg Coffee the next Bulletproof Coffee?

  • 5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

    asked by

    (864)
  • Views
    3.8K
  • Last Activity
    1277D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

8 Answers

10
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 03, 2012
at 09:10 PM

This is misleading. Coffee with egg isn't for the yolk etc... They use an egg white in the coffee to clarify it the way you would clarify stock. A lot of that has to do with Norwegian/Swedish influence in the midwest. A lot of the baked goods use mostly yolk, and usually precooked yolk at that. It's clarified coffee, it tastes like coffee but is transparent and orange-brown rather than black in color.

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 09:16 PM

interesting! thanks

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 03, 2012
at 09:13 PM

Very helpful answer - thanks!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 03, 2012
at 10:18 PM

http://www.jacobgrier.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ccoffee4.jpg

A2e73b869061fc20067e4ef8f26f83f0

(140)

on June 29, 2012
at 05:39 PM

Grew up as a Minnesota Lutheran here. Egg coffee is fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it. I'll just eat my eggs and drink my coffee, thank you.

8
B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on April 03, 2012
at 05:49 PM

If you google "cowboy coffee" you will find a series of related links.

Including this great quote:

I learned to make coffee from Steinbeck, who himself learned "on Bourbon Street from giants in the earth":

"I went into my house and set coffee to cooking, and remembering how Roark Bradford liked it, I doubled the dosage, two heaping tablespoons of coffee to each cup and two heaping for the pot. I cracked an egg and cupped out the yolk and dropped white and shells into the pot, for I know nothing that polishes coffee and makes it shine like that."

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 03, 2012
at 06:09 PM

When I last made it this way, just ate the yolk raw to 'get rid of it'.

6
B525b3e4b1d6f1cdceec943cdec6eb7d

(1680)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:18 PM

10 1/4 cups of water to one egg? That ratio would never work for me. However, I will try combining egg yolk with espresso, now that you've given me the idea. It'll be eggspresso!

Edited to add: I just tried this, and I like it. I added one egg yolk to one shot of espresso. Yum.

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:31 PM

eggtraordinary idea!

2
52af669cec3e4d2a2b414faea3de2877

(547)

on April 03, 2012
at 08:15 PM

I started using whole eggs as an alternative to cream a while back, but I do it a bit differently. 1-2 eggs, hand-whisk'd, coffee added slowly while you whisk to prevent it going scrambled-eggy. Taste is actually quite similar to coffee w/ cream :)

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 08:17 PM

right on! does it take on a creamy consistency?

0
68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:10 PM

I've been doing coffee with just egg yolks. Definitely makes it foamy and very tasty. A nice alternate to traditional BPC.

0
A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

on April 03, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Almost but not quite... I add raw egg yolks to my bulletproof coffee on occasion, but this sounds interesting too. I love the primitive-ness of the process. I'll add it to my list of things to try.

5249df0c1098a8ea4607cc305f0cbdcf

(864)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:53 PM

does the egg mix well or is it lumpy?

0
015ff48bd8777cff800640777d46b080

on April 03, 2012
at 04:53 PM

No but I will now! Sounds delicious and I love eggs and coffee.

-1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 27, 2012
at 07:53 PM

egg coffee is good. but organo gold is a healthier option http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!