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Here’s The Secret Ingredient That Makes Scandinavian Coffee Unrivaled

Are you a native of Minnesota, Wisconsin, or generally, the Midwest? If yes, then you must be familiar with Scandinavian coffee, a classic favorite of the older generation, which is still popularly enjoyed. The coffee always tastes uniquely different from every other kind, and that is because of one secret ingredient: Eggs!

By Cookist

Scandinavian coffee is everything different; it has a downright decadent flavor and boasts of a unique amber hue. It may be hard to believe, but the one ingredient that makes all that difference is a raw egg!

Eggs can "clarify" liquids, no matter what the other ingredients are, and that is precisely why Scandinavian coffee is so different. During its preparation and as heat climbs, the egg added starts to thicken, drawing impurities out of the liquid and into itself.

Inside coffee, these impurities may include the coffee grounds themselves, which makes the egg a unique filter of its own. All you have to do is strain the coffee while you pour yourself a cup for a smooth and creamy experience.

Are you interested in the recipe for Scandinavian coffee? Here it is!



  • Three tablespoons ground coffee
  • One egg, including the shell
  • 4 cups plus three tablespoons of water

How to Prepare:

  1. Set three cups of water to boil in a pot. Set aside one cup of cold water.
  2. In a small bowl, combine coffee grounds, egg (crush the shell as you mix it up), and the remaining three tablespoons of water. This is the slurry.
  3. When the water is boiling, add the slurry to the water and set a timer for three minutes.When the timer goes off, remove the pot from the heat source and pour in the cold water.
  4. Strain into a pitcher, leaving behind a large clump of egg and grounds, and serve paired with your favorite coffee cake.

Note: the boiling process in step 3 eliminates the risks of contracting salmonella from the raw egg.

Now, you have no reason not to treat yourself, and your loved ones, to a cup of Scandinavian coffee!

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