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Question by Clay Cooper. Uploaded on September 13, 2010
Put some eggshells in it. Or pour a little cold water in.That what you lookin for?
Wait 5 minutes after the boil. The grounds will sink. Enjoy groundless coffee on the open trail.
Well I have heard that egg shells, help to make the coffee less bitter, and a few drops of cold water will help the grounds to settle faster, but the only way to make it grounds less would be to pour it though something like cheese cloth.
Egg shells work until you get close to the bottom of the pot.
My son made Cowboy Coffee and poured it through a sock he carried for this purpose.
Adding cold water makes the coffee cold and in my opinion less satisfying. Just take the lid off, turn the bacon, and pour yourself a cup of Hot Cowboy Cup of Joe!
By the way, Cowboy Coffee is NOT good until the last drop!
a good splash of cold water and pouring slowly seems to be the key.
I like to let it come to a boil only, then set it aside, the grounds will settle, just drink when still hot. Not bad really.
Let it settle to the bottom of your cup, and spit out any grounds that float. It's called "Texas Coffee."
Never knew of anyone using egg shells, but a 1/2 cup of cold water is the answer!
I guess I was a bad cowboy. I just put the coffee grounds in the boiling water, let it sit about 10 minutes, poured and drank. The grounds usually went to the bottom of the pot and I learned how to spit out grounds pretty much like the way a cardinal eats sunflower seeds.
Living in an Airstream on the riverbank out West,
I drink Cowboy Coffee every day.
I pour it through a strainer.
Not much different without the strainer.
Just a formality,I suppose.
A Sock?!? hope it was a new one...
I always just let it settle a few minutes, drink and spit out the few grounds that make it to my mouth.
A rap with piece of firewood against the side of the pot will break the surface tension and let grounds held on the surface settle to the bottom. A long mustache also helps strain out those few that still pour into the cup.
@ Clay & @ Modern Day Moun -
The sock was straight out of the washer and dryer ... missing its mate!
I like the way you think!
The used cheescloth. The wrapped the grounds in cheescloth and dropped in boiling water. And typically they carried grounds made a company called "Arbuckles" in fact they had a workd wide market in the late 19th century.
These cloth was resued till it wore out.
Unfortuanelty their coffe was often bitter but that was accepted.
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