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Coffee and cowboys

Postby chocaloca » 04 Mar 2011, 04:27

I have often wondered how the cowboys of the old West brewed their coffee. In films you see them using just a battered metal jug on the fire. Did they just stir the coffee grounds into the boiling water and allow it to settle on the bottom before pouring the brew?
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby maria » 16 Mar 2011, 07:48

I do think it's a very simple procedure but have found a cowboy coffee recipe of a person who like to backpack and seems to know the difference:

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

But I think cowboy coffee seems so tasty mostly because it is prepared outdoors, in a primitive vessel from no matter what grounds - let them only be fresh and tasty. That's the true recipe ;)
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby lulu33 » 28 Aug 2012, 03:56

I think they would prepare it at home, and then just warm it up while grazing cows ;)
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby michael » 12 Sep 2012, 04:21

I always wondered what type of coffee they prefer - strong or weaker? ;)
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby paul77 » 19 Sep 2012, 02:13

I think they like it strong and hot - to have enough energy to guard their herd :d
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby Derek » 19 Nov 2012, 05:19

I wonder, whether they drink something stronger than coffee - in order to stay awake all night long and watch their herd ;) What do you think?
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby Roberta » 06 Dec 2012, 07:59

This cowboy looks so hot, I think he likes strong coffee ;)
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Re: Coffee and cowboys

Postby jennyffer777 » 22 Feb 2013, 07:26

Roberta wrote:This cowboy looks so hot, I think he likes strong coffee ;)

I think he likes his cows and horses more than coffee ;)
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