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Boiled Coffee

  • Active Time:20 min
  • Start to Finish:20 min
January 2008
Boiling this strong coffee with eggshells clarifies it by helping the grounds to settle.
  • 10 tablespoons medium-ground full-flavored coffee
  • 10 cups cold water (preferably filtered)
  • 5 empty eggshells, crushed
  • Bring all ingredients to a full boil in a large nonreactive saucepan (see Tips), partially covered, then simmer, tightly covered, 5 to 7 minutes
  • Let stand, covered, off heat until grounds settle, about 2 minutes. Carefully strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pot.
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