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Old 04-21-10, 02:46 PM   #1
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mud coffee?

The idea is basic: pour boiling water into cup, spoon in ground coffee, allow to "brew," sweeten to taste.

Last week I grabbed a packet of Turkish coffee, which had the regular recipe and also "mud," aka "cowboy coffee".

So I tried it. Almost too easy.Pretty darned close to what I had at the Greek restaurant with my baklava. Rich, delicious, telltale layer of grounds at the bottom.

The directions on the product said, and I quote:
"...pour very hot boiling water onto the ground coffee..."
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Tip: after it stews for a few seconds, put just a few drops of cold water in it. The grounds will precipitate to the bottom. A Romanian lady showed me that trick.
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Tip: after it stews for a few seconds, put just a few drops of cold water in it...
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Coffee made this way is similar to coffee from a french press....its delicious because there's no paper filter absorbing most of the oils and altering the flavor. A gold filter is another good way to have better coffee.
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I just toss a spoonful of grounds in my mouth, add water and move my tongue REAL fast so that the friction causes the water to boil. DELISH!!!!! Chuck Norris taught me this way. He does not have to move his tongue, the water boils out of gratitude for getting to be in Chuck's mouth.
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Tip: after it stews for a few seconds, put just a few drops of cold water in it. The grounds will precipitate to the bottom. A Romanian lady showed me that trick.
interesting, would that work in a french press as well? mine was a pain with sediment slipping past the filter.
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When you add the coffee grounds to boiling water, it will cause the temperature to drop. Bring it back to the boil before letting it sit for 3 or 4 minutes (not seconds), then add the cold water.

If you serve it with a ladle, you can avoid getting the grounds in your mug. However, if you aren't the type to take a ladle with you when you camp, sit the pot or pan on a slight slope to let the grounds settle. Then pour gently from the other side.

One thing I've never done, is put egg-shells in my coffee. Has anyone tried that?
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"Cowboy coffee" is how I make my coffee!

When I get up in the morning, I heat up the kettle, put two scoops of coffee in my 27 oz stainless bottle, wait for the water to boil, and then fill up the bottle. By the time I get to work it's cool enough to drink.

Your original instructions say to put the boiling water in the cup and then add grounds. I wouldn't do it that way -- adding the coffee first lets the water agitate the grounds as you pour the water in. I think if you add the coffee second you'd just end up with a bunch of dry grounds floating on top.
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Add condensed milk = yum.
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