Norwegian Egg Coffee

After watching this video, I'm curious to try some Norwegian Egg Coffee. The person in the video left this explanation on youtube in response to all the comments:

I made this video. It was meant to be funny, and sort of a parody about a style of coffee making that is relatively unknown outside of Lutheran church basements. The egg seems to attract & bind with the finer sediment and then sinks to the bottom when you add the cold water to stop´╗┐ the boil. I am not the most boring person ever. I'm a transgender woman who was a little nervous about doing such a video because everybody seemed to think she was a gay guy. So now you can insult me correctly.


Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 26, 2012
Category: Food, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants





Comments
Transgender woman in a Lutheran church and God didn't strike the whole congregation dead???? Something is wrong here....

Egg shells in "hobo" coffee (grounds thrown into a pot of water) was/is S.O.P..
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/26/12 at 09:24 AM
Using raw eggs in coffee to remove the acid is a VERY old technique. For example, it was the standard method by chuck wagon cooks on cattle drives to drop whole eggs in. When the coffee was done, you also had boiled eggs to shell and eat. In the Fifties, my grandmother would drop the shells from the eggs she cooked for our breakfast into the coffeepot on the stove. Nothing new or unusual here. And we definitely weren't Lutherans...
Posted by Duke of URL on 03/26/12 at 10:48 AM
Well, Duke, if y'all don't get to converting soon you'll most likely miss out on judgement day. At least, that's what I was taught back in the day.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/26/12 at 10:53 AM
So, in simpler terms a gay guy who had his junk messed with.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 03/26/12 at 05:27 PM
One of my aunts used to do this... and she'd put a shake or two of salt in the coffee grounds. I hate coffee and have had only cup of it in my life so I don't know if that made it better or worse. According to my husband, she made very weak coffee; maybe that gave it a little flavor? Waste of salt IMHO.
Posted by ScoutC on 03/26/12 at 06:27 PM
I love good strong coffee. Mom used to put a touch of salt in the grounds years ago, but quit doing it later. This does sound interesting, I may try it some time.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/26/12 at 08:45 PM
Scout, I just salted my coffee a few minutes ago. I learned the trick when I was in the Navy. It makes the coffee less bitter.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/26/12 at 11:31 PM
@Whomever deleted their post:

Arguably the best ground coffee in the world is to be found in US Navy warehouses. A 5gal sized tin of it will get you just about anything you want from any military organization. (It may take 2 or 3 cans to get a helicopter or a tank.)

But even as good as this roast is, a dash of salt just makes it better, Sweetie.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/27/12 at 12:39 AM
It was me, I was actually trying to make an emoticon I saw somewhere else by typing the keyboard characters for it, didn't work. I put a comment with it so it would have enough characters to post. I deleted it then figuring it was up and then gone so quick no one would notice. Sorry if I offended with the silly toss off comment Expat. You know I'd sooner cut off my hunt and peck fingers than offend you sweetheart. kiss
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/27/12 at 01:37 AM
The ALL SEEING EYE misses nothing! big surprise
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/27/12 at 01:40 AM
Thanks for clarifying why she put salt in it. Makes sense --- salt works much better than sugar on sour/bitter fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, and sour apples (the best!). Now if it could only change the taste of the coffee...
Posted by ScoutC on 03/27/12 at 06:11 PM
If you don't like the taste of coffee try Starbucks. Whatever it is that they're selling doesn't qualify in that category. Nescafe is another brand you can try.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/27/12 at 11:20 PM
Quite interesting, thanks for sharing smile
Posted by Stefan in Australia on 11/26/12 at 03:01 AM
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