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Planning a camping trip next weekend with my church's youth group. I am "that guy". I must have coffee.

I'm doing a little preparation to get my coffee just right using a ceramic coated percolator. I put in my usual 10 cups of water and 5 big spoonfuls of coffee.

It tatsed weaker than usual and had a slightly burned taste. Any suggestions?

Attached are picture of the pot and the instructions that cane with the pot, which I followed except for the water and coffee amounts.
 

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I make Swedish egg coffee on the campfire. In a small bowl I mix coffee grounds and an entire egg (shell and all). 1T coffee per cup water. When the water starts boiling, dump the coffee/egg mixture into the pot. You kinda have to be careful because this can foam up over the sides of the pot. After boiling for a few minutes, I dump in a cup of ice cold water. This will settle the grounds to the bottom of the pot.

I guarantee this will be the smoothest richest coffee that you've even drank. And, don't worry. There is absolutely no egg taste.
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Hard pass, lol. I drink coffee for the safety of the general public and my morning coffee is a dangerous thing to experiment with.

I make Swedish egg coffee on the campfire. In a small bowl I mix coffee grounds and an entire egg (shell and all). 1T coffee per cup water. When the water starts boiling, dump the coffee/egg mixture into the pot. You kinda have to be careful because this can foam up over the sides of the pot. After boiling for a few minutes, I dump in a cup of ice cold water. This will settle the grounds to the bottom of the pot.

I guarantee this will be the smoothest richest coffee that you've even drank. And, don't worry. There is absolutely no egg taste. View attachment 81970
 

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Don't put it directly on the fire. Indirect heat, just enough to get the water boiling. With a percolator the longer you let it perk, the stronger it will get. It will also start to get more bitter.

While you are still at home, experiment with a few pots until you get the strength right.

My family uses a drip pot while camping, but one of those coffee presses would work well.
 

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I am absolutely definitely a GOOD coffee person. It's too far to a good coffee shop. The grocery store coffee isn't cutting it any more after a five day trip to New York with a coffee shop three blocks away.

Folgers tastes old. I'm working my way through the small bags of roasted and ground coffee with exotic names. So far, nothing seems to measure up.

I tried the Black Rifle coffee, but it was over roasted. My neighbor drinks some brand of cowboy labeled coffee. It was acid.

I'll just keep trying, one cup at a time.
 

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I would bring the water to a boil, add the coffee and remove from heat. Not using the percolator parts. Bit of cold water to settle grounds, place just close enough to heat source to keep it warm but not reboiling it. You may still have to strain it through your teeth if you get it boiling again.
 

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I make Swedish egg coffee on the campfire. In a small bowl I mix coffee grounds and an entire egg (shell and all). 1T coffee per cup water. When the water starts boiling, dump the coffee/egg mixture into the pot. You kinda have to be careful because this can foam up over the sides of the pot. After boiling for a few minutes, I dump in a cup of ice cold water. This will settle the grounds to the bottom of the pot.

I guarantee this will be the smoothest richest coffee that you've even drank. And, don't worry. There is absolutely no egg taste. View attachment 81970
what happens to the egg?
 

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You can order a French press that’s made of stainless or plastic. I used the plastic one for camping for years until my dog ate it. Check amazon, or any big camping store should.
 

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I boil the water over the camp fire, then pour the water into a cup with a spoon full of instant coffee.
 

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what happens to the egg?
It settles to the bottom with the grounds. The egg actually "glues" the grounds together into clumps that settle readily. There really isn't any coffee grounds floating around in Swedish egg coffee to ruin your morning java experience.

Swedish egg coffee is a real thing. Just giggle it and you'll find lots of websites. In fact, a booth at the Minnesota State Fair specializes in it.
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Lol I belived it was real but I’m going to Giggle it anyway.

Does it make the egg taste funny?

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The coffee has no egg flavor whatsoever. If you eat the egg clumps left in the bottom of the pot, you'll also be eating all of the coffee grounds....yuck!
 

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GOFLMAO.
 

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I make Swedish egg coffee on the campfire. In a small bowl I mix coffee grounds and an entire egg (shell and all). 1T coffee per cup water. When the water starts boiling, dump the coffee/egg mixture into the pot. You kinda have to be careful because this can foam up over the sides of the pot. After boiling for a few minutes, I dump in a cup of ice cold water. This will settle the grounds to the bottom of the pot.

I guarantee this will be the smoothest richest coffee that you've even drank. And, don't worry. There is absolutely no egg taste. View attachment 81970
I got sick of wasting eggs and found this method. Same method without the egg.









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I got sick of wasting eggs and found this method. Same method without the egg.
Same method, but the grounds in Cowboy coffee can resuspend or stick to the edges of the coffee pot even after adding the cold water. With egg coffee, the grounds are stuck together by the egg into clumps. These clumps stay in the bottom of the pot and do not resuspend. The calcium in the egg shell also neutralizes the bitterness that some coffees can have.
 
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