Anyone fancy a Norwegian egg coffee?
If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy you’ll know all about how the Norwegian fjords were designed and created by an immensely powerful architect, but those Norwegian’s have something else up their sleeves, a unique and interesting way to serve coffee.
Anyone for a Norwegian Egg Coffee?
If you hail from Scandinavia this won’t sound odd at all, but to the rest of us Europeans if does. After all, who would crack an egg into our ground coffee beans, mix it all up and brewing it in a large pitcher of boiling water. Then the whole thing is shocked with cold water to help the grounds and egg mixture sink to the bottom of the pot.
Why? Well, the theory goes that the egg draws the fine coffee particles together and they act as their own filter.
You also don’t have to be in Norway to enjoy this drink as it has a strong following in the United States where it is sometimes called Lutheran Church Basement Coffee.