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Heat water until just below boilin’. Don’t ever pour boilin’ water on ground coffee. Remember, these Civil War soldiers only had one cup, so after they would chop it with their bayonets, they would pour cold water right on top of grinds and heat it over fire. To make a better cup of coffee, heat water in another container until it is hot and pour it over your grinds in your cup. Give yourself about 2-3 inches of space at top of tin cup, so you don’t burn your lips when you drink it.
A crust will form on top after water is poured in cup. Stir it until crust falls to bottom. Let crust rise again, and stir it down one more time. Now, sit your cup of freshly made coffee with freshly ground AND roasted beans on ground and crust will go down. Your own roasted and ground coffee, just like soldiers used to do, is ready to drink.
Now, you are back in field with those heroic men and you have an excellent cup of coffee to enjoy your time there and appreciate Confederate and Union soldiers for their bravery and pure stamina while you drink your cup of coffee.
Coach and Paula McCoach have been serving coffee in field to America’s reenactors since 1997. Cups of coffee made with their special coffee makin’ technique, Open-Pot Brewin’ have been enjoyed by thousands Coach’s Coffee is creator of many blends and coffee enjoyin’ techniques.
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Coach and Paula McCoach have been serving coffee in the field to America’s reenactors since 1997.