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As always during these tough times, we hope you're doing ok and that this blog and our YouTubevideos that accompany it are keeping you somewhat entertained (insert Gladiator meme.)
This might have been our most entertaining. Coffee and eggs. I'd heard of Swedish Coffee but that was about it. Apparently there is a whole world of egg and coffee combinations, the three main ones listed below. You're either brewing the eggs with the coffee cowboy-style; using the eggs as a whipped topping/foam; or going hardcore paleo with it to amp up your bulletproof coffee:
Swedish Egg Coffee
Start by boiling 400g of water in a pot.
While that gets to a boil, take one whole egg, crack it SHELLS AND ALL (you don't have to use the shells, but don't be a wimp. Do it right, or don't do it at all) over 20g of coffee and add 200g of water. Mix it all up.
Pour that lovely mess into the boiling water and let it simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. You should see all of this nastiness congealing into a blob. Yum. Remember kids, you're going to drink this in a minute.
I poured this whole thing into a french press. Half the blob stayed in the pot.
Then add another 100g of ice cold water into your french press. This will cause the remaining muck to sink to the bottom. Sort of. Give it a couple minutes and then put the filter on it and pour it out.
So why do this? Beats me. From everything I read, the eggs are supposed to clarify the coffee and eliminate bitterness and make it super clear. Sure. Why not. Or just use a paper filter.
Tasting this...it had a chicken-soupy aroma and it was a pretty bland, watery cup of coffee. I honestly don't know why this is a thing, but maybe I'm missing something?
Vietnamese Egg Coffee
Things get tastier from here. Take 2 egg yolks, add a tablespoon of sugar and a drop of vanilla. Using an electronic whisk or some sort, beat this until it thickens and you see some peaks forming and the whole mix is pretty thick.
Gently add 1-3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into this mix.
Next make yourself a strong half cup of coffee. I used an aeropress but half the water.
Gently spoon the egg mix on top of the coffee. It should float over the coffee like a blanket.
Add a dash of cinnamon for good measure.
This is a sweet tasty drink. I particularly like the contrasts - bitter, thin, hot coffee with a sweet, cold and thick egg foam on top.
Paleo Egg Coffee
Being in California, I'm not sure why I wasn't surprised by finding this gem.
Let me start out by saying I think Bulletproof coffee is a scam with no real science behind it.
But if you're into that sort of thing, you might like this drink:
Grab a blender.
Throw in 2 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter (or coconut oil or whatever fat you're into these days). Mix in whatever else you want - honey, vanilla, sugar, spices, anything nice. I went with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla and sugar. Pour in a cup of coffee. Blend it.
This was surprisingly tasty. Like a thick coffee froth. Does it replace a whole meal for you? No idea, I'm not even going to pretend like I'm qualified to speak on that, but it was tasty and very easy to make.
The video is kind of fun, so catch that on YouTube!