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Topic: Real Coffee and Picnic Coffee (10 msgs / 162 lines)
1) From: Kris Bhatti
Yesterday I picked up a 1973 edition cookbook called "The Creative Cooking Course", edited by Charlotte Turgeon.  There are some interesting coffee instructions and recipes in this book.  Check these out:
How to Make Delicious Real Coffee
1.  Measure 2 T of regular grind coffee for each 8 oz cup of water into a scalded enameled pot and add a pinch of salt.
2.  Measure the briskly boiling water and pour it over the coffee.  Stir thoroughly.
3.  Cover and let stand for 3 to 4 minutes.
4.  Pour through a cloth or fine sieve into coffee service.  Serve immediately.
Picnic Coffee
1 1/4 C regular grind coffee
18 C cold water
2 eggs
Combine coffee and 16 cups water in a heavy saucepan.  Beat eggs slightly, then stir eggs and crushed shells into water.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour in remaining water to settle grounds.  Strain coffee into serving pot and keep hot, but do not boil.  This makes 24 servings.
I might try that first one for "real coffee", but I'm not so sure about the "picnic coffee" - 10 minute simmer?!  I've never included eggs and shells in my coffee before, so who am I to judge.  Maybe I'll try a half recipe just for fun.  There are a few other recipes for frozen coffee and iced coffee that look really good though.  I'll send them along if anyone is interested.  One can only imagine how great they would be with our lovely homeroast!
Kris Bhatti
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2) From: Bruce Garley
At our fish camp in Canada we would toss some egg shell into the coffee to
help settle the grounds. 
Bruce
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3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
And for all this time I thought I knew the difference between REAL 
coffee and picnic coffee. I was just kidding myself. I am off to the 
store to buy more eggs ...
Tom
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4) From: Kris Bhatti
That part makes sense, especially if you aren't planning to strain the coffee.  But adding both the eggs and the shells?  I guess I may just have to try this, in the name of science and not judging something without trying it.  Maybe the eggs do something magic combined with simmering for 10 minutes.  My dogs will be greatly disappointed though as they are used to eating all eggshells at our house.  Though they do eat the occasional beans that go AWOL, I probably won't give them coffee-steeped eggs.
Kris Bhatti
From: Bruce Garley 
To: homeroast
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:15:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Real Coffee and Picnic Coffee
At our fish camp in Canada we would toss some egg shell into the coffee to
help settle the grounds. 
Bruce
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5) From: Lindsay Murphy
About the only thing I can think of is that the egg albumin might act as
a fining agent, to bind and drop any remaining coffee particulates out
of solution.  Other than that... *shrugs*
For my $0.02, I'd rather eat eggs WITH coffee instead of eggs IN coffee.
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Lindsay Murphy
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On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 11:29 -0700, Kris Bhatti wrote:
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6) From: Mike Chester
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That is exactly what it does and also traps some of the nastier flavor 
components in canned coffee.  The result is a cleaner, smoother cup.
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Me Too.
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7) From: David Martin
I think I read somewhere (maybe it was on this list a couple of years
ago?) that they do this - drop an egg in a cup of hot coffee - for
breakfast in some parts of Indonesia, or somewhere.
It might actually be good. I mean, if you think of it as a method of
brewing coffee, it's an abomination, but if you think of it as yet
another way to prepare eggs, it becomes a bit more appealing. I
wouldn't follow the instructions in the cookbook though. I would brew
the coffee normally, and while it's still hot, slowly stir the beaten
egg into it.
-Dave
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Kris Bhatti  wrote:
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8) From: Mike Chester
Egg Drop Coffee?
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9) From: David Martin
Or maybe just drop the egg in and watch it poach, then wait until it's
cool enough to chug the whole thing. Could be a great way to start the
day. :-)
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 8:14 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
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10) From: Angelo
Barf!
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