Weird Coffee Brewing Methods

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Written By Anh Dung Pham

I’m an experienced coffee connoisseur and I know how to make a good cup of joe.

But, some people take it to the next level with weird but surprisingly delicious coffee brewing methods.

From cooking eggs with your coffee grounds to using milk instead of water, these unique ways of making coffee are sure to make you think twice about how you brew your daily cup.

So, let’s explore the world of weird coffee brewing methods and see what kind of flavors we can discover!

Key Takeaways

  • Cracked Egg: Brewing coffee with an egg reduces bitterness and acidity, resulting in an extremely smooth cup.
  • Sand Coffee: Turkish coffee is brewed by heating a long-handled coffee pot on sand, bringing the coffee to a foaming boil multiple times.
  • Mud Coffee: Bali’s simple method involves adding ground coffee and boiling water together in a cup, with the grounds settling at the bottom.
  • Sock Coffee: This eco-conscious method suspends coffee grounds in a reusable cloth sock, allowing the brewed coffee to drip into a mug or carafe below.

Weird Coffee Brewing Methods: Brew it in a sock

Brew coffee in a sock

You can try brewing your coffee in a sock for an eco-friendly method that’s preferred by many. All you need is a reusable cloth sock, hot water, and organic Timor Fair-Trade coffee.

Simply add the grounds to the sock and suspend it over a mug or carafe. Then pour the boiled water over the grounds and let it drip into the cup or carafe below. It’s that easy!

This technique can be used with any type of machine, French press, espresso machine, or pour over coffee makers. After use, simply compost or discard the grounds and rinse and reuse the sock for your next brew.

Transitioning easily into cooking with an egg? Absolutely!

Cook it in an egg

I’m always looking for ways to take my coffee brewing game to the next level.

One of the methods I’ve been experimenting with is Cracked Egg, or Swedish Egg Coffee. It’s a unique brewing method used in the Midwest, particularly in Minnesota. By adding an egg to the process, proteins bind with impurities and reduce bitterness and acidity.

Another way to use eggs in coffee brewing is with Egg Coffee, a Scandinavian-style brew that has become popular lately because of its smooth taste.

Cracked Egg

Brewing coffee with an egg is a unique method used in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, that removes bitterness and produces an extremely smooth cup.

I’ve brewed many different types of coffee over the years and this one has to be my favorite. The brewing process is simple: boil 9 cups of water, mix 3/4 cup of coffee grounds with 1/4 cup of water, crack an egg on top, whisk the mixture and pour it into the boiling water.

Simmer for 3 minutes then add a cup of cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes before straining and serving hot.

Brewing MethodRecommended Coffee VarietyIngredients & Techniques
Cracked EggCosta Rica ReserveAdding an egg binds proteins with impurities to reduce bitterness & acidity.
Sand CoffeeCoffee grounds added to pot on heated sand. Boil three times.
Mud CoffeeYemen Arabian MoccaPowder coffee beans & add boiling water in a cup; sit for 4-5 mins.
Sock CoffeeOrganic Timor Fair-Trade
Milk Pour OverSumatra Black SatinStrong coffees work well; heat milk without scalding & use different varieties like soy or almond milk.

This method may sound weird but trust me – it’s delicious! Step into trying something new by making yourself some Swedish Egg Coffee today!

Egg Coffee

Making Swedish Egg Coffee is a unique way to enjoy a smooth cup of coffee. Boil 9 cups of water and mix 3/4 cup of coffee grounds with 1/4 cup of water in a pot.

Crack an egg on top, whisk the mixture and pour it into the boiling water, simmer for 3 minutes. Add a cup of cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes, then strain it before serving hot.

This method removes bitterness from the coffee while still maintaining its flavor. Costa Rica Reserve coffee works especially well with this brewing style, creating an even smoother cup.

To take your egg coffee experience to another level, try brewing it in a vacuum pot!

Brew it in a vacuum pot

Brew coffee in a vacuum pot

When it comes to brewing coffee in a vacuum pot, understanding the Ciclismo coffee ritual allows for an appreciation of the meticulous technique involved, ensuring a mesmerizing brewing process that produces a truly exquisite and flavorful cup of coffee.

Vacuum pot brewing is a unique method of making coffee that involves using a vacuum to create an atmospheric pressure differential. The vacuum pot consists of two vessels, one sitting atop the other, connected by a tube and valve.

Coffee is placed in the top vessel, hot water in the bottom. A seal is created between the vessels and heat from the lower vessel’s flame causes air pressure to drop within it, creating suction that draws boiling water up through the coffee grounds into the upper chamber where it mixes with freshly brewed coffee.

Vacuum pot brewing produces smooth, well-rounded results while enhancing flavor complexity and body texture without unpleasant bitterness or acidity. It takes some practice to perfect but can produce outstanding cups of coffee when done right.

Plus, it’s visually impressive – watching as your brew flows through the tube from one vessel to another mesmerizes!

Sand Brewing

Try sand brewing for a visually impressive and hypnotic coffee-making experience! This method combines elements of the plunger, Turkish, and filter brewing methods.

It requires a cezve or ibrik for boiling, a filter to separate grounds from the beverage, and a jug to serve. Grind your favorite beans finely for maximum flavor. Add them to the cezve with hot water and stir well.

Place the container in a pan of hot sand, rolling it in circles slowly while submerging it further into the sand. Boil three times before letting it sit – then pour through your filter into your serving jug.

FilterSeparating Grounds

You’ll find yourself mesmerized by this brew – give it a try! To combine even more flavors, consider adding cinnamon stick or chicory root enhancements as you go. From here you can transition easily into using more unconventional devices such as popcorn poppers!

Put it in a popcorn maker

Take your coffee-making to the next level by using a popcorn maker! This unique method brings out the best in your favorite beans.

Start by preheating your popcorn maker, then add two tablespoons of ground coffee into the popper. Add one cup of cold water. Put the lid on and turn on the machine for about three minutes until you hear loud popping sounds.

Once it’s done, turn off the machine and let it cool down before opening it up to reveal perfectly brewed coffee. Pour into cups and enjoy! The end result is an incredible cup of coffee with intense flavors that can’t be achieved through other coffee brewing methods. Plus, it’s easy and fun to make!

Transitioning to another brewing method like kopi tobruk gives you yet another delicious way to enjoy your morning brew.

Kopi Tobruk

Moving on from the popcorn maker, let’s talk about Kopi Tobruk. This is a popular coffee in Indonesia, known for its strong, sweet, muddy, and earthy flavor.

To make Kopi Tobruk at home, you’ll need:

  1. A cezve or ibrik
  2. A filter
  3. A jug

It’s inexpensive and easy to make. Just grind your beans finely, add them to the ibrik along with sugar and hot water. Stir well, then place it in a pan of hot sand and roll it around in a circular motion gradually submerging it deeper each time until boiling occurs three times.

Let it stand, then pour it through the filter into a pot before serving in mugs. You can even enhance this coffee by adding a cinnamon stick or chicory root!

Brazillian Coffee Shots

Enjoy a sweet and strong cup of Brazillian coffee in the traditional way with Cafezinho. These small cups of brewed coffee are made using an antique wooden coffee maker and a cloth strainer. It’s enjoyed as a cultural practice and is often offered as a welcoming gesture.

The ideal way to make Cafezinho is by adding water to a saucepan and dissolving sugar. Then, brew the coffee using the cloth strainer with freshly ground beans. Serve it in small cups and add sugar to taste for extra sweetness. If you prefer a creamier taste, condensed milk can be added.

An enjoyable experience awaits those who partake in this delightful indulgence! And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take things one step further and try making mud coffee next.

Mud Coffee

Mud Coffee

Mud coffee is a simple yet tasty way to make a cup of joe, originating from Bali. To brew this unique method with perfection, you’ll need almost powdered coffee beans, boiling water, and sugar.

Here’s how it works: a heaping spoonful of powdered coffee is added to the cup with sugar. Then, hot water is poured over it, and the mixture is stirred. After sitting for 4 to 5 minutes, your mud coffee is ready to drink.

For best results, try Yemen Arabian Mocca coffee. Its rich flavor will bring out the unique taste of your mud coffee.

Now that you’ve mastered making mud coffee, let’s move on to another brewing style – sock coffee!

Sock Coffee

Sock coffee is a unique brewing method that allows you to make delicious coffee without much fuss. It’s an eco-friendly option for those who want to reduce their environmental impact, as the grounds can be composted or discarded after use and the sock can be rinsed and reused.

To make your own sock coffee, simply add your preferred organic Timor Fair-Trade coffee grounds to a reusable cloth sock suspended over a mug or carafe. Boil some water and pour it slowly over the grounds; once all of the liquid has passed through, remove the sock and discard or compost the grounds.

The resulting cup of smooth, flavorful coffee will leave you wanting more! With no need for filters or paper cups, this method is simple yet effective. Plus, transitioning into making milk pour overs is easy – just skip the water and use milk instead!

Skip the water, use milk instead

For a unique twist on the sock coffee method, try skipping the water and using milk instead for a creamy, flavorful cup. Instead of just boiling water, you’ll be heating up your favorite type of milk – try soy, almond, cashew or coconut for something different.

To make this delicious brew:

  1. Heat the milk to desired temperature without scalding it.
  2. Put the coffee grounds in the sock filter suspended over a mug or carafe and pour heated milk over them slowly.
  3. Sweeten to taste and enjoy!

This method works best with strong coffees like Sumatra Black Satin which can stand up to the creaminess of milk without being overpowered by it. With just a few simple steps, you can make yourself a deliciously smooth cup that’s sure to please!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Way to Clean a Reusable Cloth Sock After Brewing Coffee?

After brewing coffee in a reusable cloth sock, rinse it with hot water and mild soap. Gently scrub the inside of the sock with a soft-bristled brush, then rinse it again until all traces of soap are gone. Hang to dry and reuse when needed.

What Type of Coffee Beans Work Best for the Kopi Tobruk Method?

For Kopi Tobruk, I recommend a medium-roast Arabica coffee bean. It has a strong, sweet, and earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with the method’s sugar and milk additions.

Is There a Difference in Taste Between Sand Coffee Brewed in a Cezve or Ibrik?

The subtle nuances of taste between sand coffee brewed in a cezve or ibrik can be experienced by the most discerning of palates. While the two methods may yield similar results, an experienced taster will detect slight differences in body and flavor profile.

What Are the Health Benefits of Using an Egg in Coffee Brewing?

Using an egg in coffee brewing can reduce bitterness and acidity, providing a smoother cup. It also helps to bind proteins with impurities for improved flavor and health benefits.

Is There a Specific Type of Coffee That Is Best for the Brazilian Coffee Shots Method?

Yes, for Brazilian coffee shots, it is best to use a strong coffee such as Brazilian Blends or Espresso-based coffees. They provide the sweetness and intense flavor needed for this brewing method.


I’ve explored some weird coffee brewing methods that can be used to make unique and delicious cups of coffee. From cooking it in an egg, to brewing it in a vacuum pot and skipping the water in favor of milk, there’s something for everyone.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at sand brewing or putting it in a popcorn maker? There are so many ways to get creative with your coffee-making skills – just remember, don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

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