How to make cowboy coffee
This is one of the easiest ways of brewing coffee, using the decoction method of extraction, where water is boiled with the coffee grounds in a pot for a few minutes to make a crude brew. It is ideally suited to camping or backpacking, because a small grinder is compact enough to carry with you and there is no need to measure the coffee accurately. In the worst-case scenario, you can buy freshly roasted beans and coarsely grind coffee before you leave home.
YOU WILL NEED
Small burr grinder, measuring spoon, large mug, pot, heat source, timer, coffee cups, water, freshly roasted coffee beans
1 Grind your coffee beans coarsely using the burr grinder.
2 Measure out 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per large mug of cold water (220 g / just under 1 cup). Pour the measured water into the pot.
3 Bring the water to a boil over a heat source. Remove and let stand for 30 to 60 seconds to lower the temperature slightly.
4 Add the Coffee to the hot water, stirring to wet the grounds.
5 Let the pot stand for 2 minutes, then stir again and let stand for another 2 minutes. Cover the pot to retain the heat.
6 The grounds should have sunk to the bottom of the pot, so without disturbing the water too much, carefully pour the coffee into cups. If any grounds transfer, let the coffee sit in the cups for 30 seconds or so to let them settle to the bottom
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