Simple Boiled Coffee

We have become spoiled when it comes to coffee. In keeping with our simple life skills, I wanted to give you a simple and easy way to make coffee only with a pot and coffee. This type of coffee is called anything from camp coffee, creek-bank coffee, cowboy coffee, or simply, boiled coffee. Your grandparents or great-grandparents probably made this on a wood stove. You could make it anywhere with any type of heat source.

What you need? Coffee, water, and a container. The general recipe is about 1/4 cup of coffee for every quart or liter of water but you can tweak it for your taste level. It is quite forgiving.

Warm up your water. When the water is fairly warm but not boiling, dump in the ground coffee. There is no need to stir or mix. Bring to a good boil for about 3-5 minutes (it is forgiving). Remove from heat for a minute or two. Some say you can shock the grounds to the bottom by pouring in a little tap water.

You will be surprised how tasteful and smooth this coffee is.

Enjoy but don’t burn your lips.

Yours on the Journey,

Harry L. Whitt

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