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Cowboy Coffee

July 29, 2009

This weekend we are going camping with some good friends of ours, Dustin and Daphne. Dustin claims to be a master campfire chef. We always just used the Coleman gas stove growing up, so I will look forward to this smokey cuisine.

My initial concern was how I would secure my morning cup of coffee. The answer: “Cowboy Coffee.” I know there are other ways, but I am eager to try this more ancient method. I found this post with instructions on how to make it. Here is the overview:

  1. Bring one quart of water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add 3/4 cup of ground coffee.
  3. Return to boil.
  4. Immediately remove from heat and cover.
  5. Wait till the grounds sink (approximately 5 minutes).
  6. Serve.

I will give a report on Dustin’s campfire cooking and my cowboy coffee.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. drewpetrey permalink
    July 29, 2009 1:59 pm

    The real challenge will be to get Dustin to drink the cowboy coffee. Let me know how this works for you, we wait with great expectation!

    • matthewmcdill permalink*
      July 29, 2009 2:20 pm

      He said that if I made some, he would drink it. It will be difficult for him to resist the overall “cowboy coffee by the campfire” context. Maybe this will be the method by which he finally understands the splendor of coffee.

  2. July 29, 2009 3:50 pm

    It’s going to take some excellent coffee to complement my haute cuisine.

  3. Angela permalink
    July 30, 2009 1:41 am

    I’ve heard you can throw in egg shells to make the coffee grinds sink. Of course you’d want them to be clean egg shells- washed and all. I’ve never tried it myself- just heard it. I suspect it would be a great source of calcium as well and negate the calcium robbing effect coffee has on the body.


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