Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Methods to the Madness: Boiled Coffee

     For some, making coffee with any method not involving some sort of machine may sound very odd, but in making coffee using nothing but beans, water, and fire, one is truly able to get back to the roots of what coffee is.

     Today I'll be describing a method to to brew coffee that is little more that just boiling it over the stove. What comes of this method though, is a strong, powerful brew, with surprisingly different characteristics when compared to drip brewed coffee. This preparation process is still popular in Norway, and the northern reaches of Scandinavia.

     A quick note before we begin: This is how I make coffee on the stove, but there are as many ways as there are stars in the sky, and really, all of them are right as long as they produce a wonderful cup of coffee.

In a small pot mix 3 cups of water with 1/3 cups coffee.








 Bring mixture to a rolling boil, and let boil for a minute or two.



Once the coffee is done boiling, take it off the heat and let it settle for a few minutes.







Pour yourself a cup, and slowly add a small amount of cold water from the tap, to help settle any remaining grounds.


  Enjoy! 

This coffee will be significantly cloudier than drip brewed coffee, but when prepared properly, shouldn't have an excessive amount of grounds floating around in it. Take care not to let the coffee and grounds sit together in the pot for too long, as the grounds will continue to excrete oils into the water, and your brew will eventually become undrinkable.


36 comments:

  1. Nice, need to try that sometime :)

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  2. Hmmm, might check this out actually.

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  5. I'll be honest. I saved this into my notepad for future reference. >_<

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  6. Man, this is awesome. I need something like this, being a college student with one pot and no coffee-maker. You. Are. A. GODSEND.

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  7. I never thought of it that way... interesting

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  9. I spilled my coffee today, and then nearly cried. Then I remembered I have awesome followers and forgot about it.

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  10. i tried this but it didnt work out too well =(

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  11. that's something I definitely have to try!

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  12. Coffee brewed this way will be stronger right? Or is there another reason why some people prefer to brew it this way?

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  13. Coffee is too hard to make. Thats why i stick to caffeine pills :P

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  14. spilled it on my leg and just had it amputated.

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  15. what an interesting perspective...

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  16. nice, interesting method!

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