Cowboy Coffee Recipe

Cowboy Coffee Recipe
Staff Writer

You'll have everyone feelin' right at home on the range if you finish off the evening with cowboy coffee and lip-smacking Good, Bad, and the Fudgy Brownies. Just make sure they wipe any stray cow patties off their boots before they kick them up on the coffee table.

[Editor's note: Adding the eggshell to the coffee is an old cowboy trick that helps reduce the acidity and clarify the brew (and is thought to weigh down the grinds).]

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Bring water to a boil over the campfire in a large saucepan or coffee pot. Add the coffee grounds and eggshell to boiling water. Return to a boil, remove from heat, and slowly pour in the cold-water, letting the coffee grounds and eggshell settle to the bottom, about 5-10 minutes. Using a ladle, spoon the cowboy coffee into rustic mugs. (I like using the blue-speckled tin camping cups.) Add milk and sweetener of choice to taste. And use any remaining coffee to extinguish the campfire. 


Calories per serving:

17 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 3g 1%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 0g 1%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 1%
  • Sodium 13mg 1%
  • Calcium 10mg 1%
  • Magnesium 7mg 2%
  • Potassium 38mg 1%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 10mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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