In the Old West, coffee and cowboy hats were an inseparable duo. So much so that in some parts of Texas coffee became known as "cowboy blood." Nowadays, with our smartphones at arm’s reach we can get anything imaginable; recipes from scratch & basic cooking tips, like boiling water. Making a cup of cowboy coffee brings us back to simpler times.
HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR BREW
The mention of cowboy coffee probably conjures up images of murky, tasteless brews. However, it shouldn’t turn out that way depending on how you make it and what coffee you use, we suggest Coffee Flavor Factory's Espresso Gold for that rich bold flavor. Adjust as needed the balance of water, coffee, and heat until you find that perfect cup.
The first thing you’ll want to pay attention to is the grind size.The best flavor comes from freshly-ground beans, but make sure you grind them coarsely. If you grind too finely, you may get over-extracted, bitter coffee. Plus, you’ll drink a mouthful of grounds!
Pour 4 cups of water into your coffee pot. Add a pinch of salt and place it over an open flame or on your stovetop.
Once the water is warm, pour in the coffee grounds. Stir well.
Bring the water to a rolling boil. Let it boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for a minute. This will help the grounds settle to the bottom.
If you see grounds on the surface, try adding 1/4 cup or less of cold water. If you're in the kitchen and not on a cattle drive, you can also strain the coffee before serving. We won’t tell.
Serve and enjoy. You can expect full-bodied coffee with a robust flavor reminiscent of a campfire!