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Feb 15, 2012 10:46 AM

Is There Any Restaurant in the Outer Boroughs That Makes Egg Coffee?

Hello All,

Egg Coffee.

(sounds gross, I know - and here's a recipe that doesn't make it seem any better:


However, a friend of mine in the Midwest said she makes this for potlucks (always a big hit) and has been asking local restaurants to start serving it (but with no luck).

Does anybody know of a place in our boroughs that does this?

If not, I guess I'll just have to try making it myself. Could be the waste of a perfectly good egg though. Hmm...


Glendale is hungry...

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  1. Even after reading the description I'm not sure I get the point of it. Does the coffee taste like egg or does the egg just allow you to make cowboy coffee and pull all the grounds out of the water?

    5 Replies
    1. re: ratgirlagogo

      If you're after reducing acid/bitterness then cold-brew and reconstitute. I can see egg white getting rid of stray grounds and, in theory at least, the calcium in eggshells can neutralize some acidity (although how effectively given the short time frame is anyone's guess). But as I started saying, the best way to get rid of bitterness/acidity is by limiting its presence and cold brewing extracts less of those flavor components.

      1. re: ratgirlagogo

        Ive had it at the minnesota state fair and found it pretty ho-hum (i strongly suspect it was made with old, not particularly well-roasted beans). The coffee does not taste of egg and "maybe" has some added mouth feel from the protein, but i think if it were truly a better way to brew you'd see more places offering it.

        1. re: tex.s.toast

          Hi tex.s.toast,

          Leave it to Minnesota! Okay, it looks as though I'll be sacrificing an egg.

          After some more googling around I found this "Hungarian" recipe for it:

          as well as this hilarious "Norwegian" recipe featuring a video demonstration (eye shadow optional


          I'll let you know how it turns out.


          Glendale is hungry...

          1. re: Glendale is hungry

            So???? did you ever make the egg coffee???

            1. re: ratgirlagogo

              Hi ratgirlagogo,

              Thanks for asking! I adore your enthusiasm!

              So far, I've tried adding crumbled up eggshells (previously boiled) to the grounds in a drip coffee maker. I've tried it in incremental amounts and it DOES make a difference. A little bit (maybe a pinch or two) makes the coffee less bitter and harsh tasting yet it still tastes good and strong. However, not too much more after a pinch or two, the coffee starts to taste a little eggy - kinda weird.

              I started with the shells first because of what I'd read on line and because of what the eye shadow guy in the Norwegian egg coffee video clip says about it having an "eggy nose."

              But have no fear.

              I am working my way up to the "full egg" and will report back once I have cracked it.


              Glendale is hungry...