How do you make Swedish coffee?
by Marc DuCharme
(Bellingham WA., USA)
My aunt used to make delicious coffee that she called Swedish coffee. All I can remember is that she used egg shells in with the grounds. The taste and smell was great. Can you tell me how to make Swedish coffee?
This was a new one to me, so I had to do a little research.
The first thing I found was that people have been adding egg shells to coffee grinds for a long time now, including in the movie "The Big Store", in which Harpo adds eggshells to the coffee maker's basket when he's making Groucho's breakfast.
It seems that the calcium compounds in the eggs shells help neutralize the acidity in the coffee, resulting in a milder and less acidic brew.
This is probably a great tip for people with sensitive stomachs.
Digging a little deeper (just on Google) I started to find "Swedish coffee" recipes that actually included the egg itself.
That sounds a little too weird for me...but if you try it, let us know how it turns out!