Monday, September 12, 2016

Coffee 2 ways

Here are two recipes for coffee from Meals for Small Families. The second one is both fascinating and revolting.

For 1 person:
2 tablespoonfuls ground coffee
1 cup cold water

Mix the coffee and water together, cover closely and let stand all night. In the morning bring this to a boil and serve. When poured carefully it will be as clear as amber.

For a small pot:
1 cup ground coffee
1 egg and shell

This amount will make 3 pots for 3 successive mornings, by using one third and keeping the remainder closely covered. Take one-third of the mixture (the egg and coffee mixed together) and add 1/3 cup of water, mixing well; pour into coffee pot and add 1 pint boiling water. Let the coffee boil 3 minutes. Remove from fire and keep hot on stove for 5 minutes (not boiling) and serve.


  1. ewwwwwwwwwwww coffee and egg and eggshell OMG

  2. The egg settles the grounds. You can also pour in 1 cup of cold water and give it a quick stir, if you don't want to use egg.

  3. I've heard that about the ground-settling qualities, and assume this was in the pre-basket era. It's hard to imagine the egg not intermingling, but it's an old standby so it must work. Still -sounds- a bit disgusting, but then, I take my coffee black.