Every hard-working cowboy needs a little pick-me-up. Real-life cowboy Kent Rollins breaks down the recipe and instructions for authentic “cowboy coffee” in this tutorial. And although it’s not as quick as popping a K-Cup into your Keurig and quickly making a cup of joe on the go, this brewing method is cowboy-approved.
“Simplest thing in the world,” Rollins says. “Got three ingredients: coffee, water, fire.”
While Rollins says his favorite way to brew up a pot of coffee is over a camp fire, you can also make it on a wood stove.
The biggest secret to this recipe is in the boiling. Boiling coffee takes out the acidity of the beans, therefore it prevents acid reflux and indigestion. So if you want the best cup of coffee ever, Rollins says to boil it.
Next, fill a three-quart coffee pot with water up to the spout. Then, warm the water on high heat. Once it’s warm, add about 3/4 cup of coffee grounds and leave it on the fire until it reaches a rolling boil. After that, remove the pot from the heat and let it set for a minute.
Pour about half a cup of cold water down the spout. This will cause the grounds to settle at the bottom of the pot.
Now you’re ready to enjoy your freshly-brewed pot of cowboy coffee!