Live the Life of a Civil War Soldier when You Drink your Mornin' Coffee

Written by Paula and Coach McCoach

Liverepparttar Life of a Civil War Soldier When you Drink your Mornin’ Coffee

by Paula McCoach The Coffee Customer Spoiler Civil War soldiers, Confederate and Union, used to make their coffee in pots. But onrepparttar 116326 march, they just used their boilers. Remember: don’t boil coffee. Confederates and Union soldiers had a little bit of coffee, chewin tabaccie, and that was it. Moreover, Confederates usually had tobacco, and Union troops hadrepparttar 116327 coffee. Whenrepparttar 116328 troops would cross paths duringrepparttar 116329 war, they would trade coffee for tobacco and vice versa. Soldiers would take their hardtack biscuits and soak it in coffee and get some fat and put it in a frying pan and fry a crust onrepparttar 116330 hardtack like chicken…real nutritious diet.

Civil War soldiers drank from large tin cups. Hot liquid filled allrepparttar 116331 way up in a tin cup will burn yer lips. Soldiers needed at least an inch or two atrepparttar 116332 top. So they would only fill it two-thirds full and let it cool a little so they could tolerate it. Don’t drink from old tin cups that you might find in an antique store. They have lead solder. Buy a reproduction of one at a Civil War reenactment or from a Sutler who advertises in some ofrepparttar 116333 military history magazines. Coffee boilers are large tin cups with a handle on them. Some of them even have lids on them. They hold 22-24 ozs. of liquid. They look like a cup that is a coffee pot.

Drinkin’ from an antique cup definitely enhancesrepparttar 116334 coffee drinkin’ experience. The vibes of allrepparttar 116335 people who have gone before have left their energy and spirit inrepparttar 116336 fiber ofrepparttar 116337 cup. Antique tin and enamel cups can be found in antique stores Enamel cups are not as hot as a tin cup, but it has that “nostaaaalgic” cup quality. I like drinkin’ from antique cups because I like that “antiqueness” of it.

Coffee Brewin' Civil War Style

Written by Paula and Coach McCoach

Coffee Brewin' - Civil War Style by: Paula McCoach The Coffee Customer Spoiler!!

Even though there was a war betweenrepparttar states, both Confederate and Union soldiers still drank their morning coffee. But how did they make it? Obviously, being inrepparttar 116325 1860's and inrepparttar 116326 open fields and battlegrounds, there were no electric coffee makers, cappuccino machines, and not even latte! Jim McCoach, a Civil War reenactor for 25 years, has recreatedrepparttar 116327 method they used and named it Open-Pot Brewin'.

Open-Pot Brewin' is a unique technique developed by Coach's Coffee to serve Civil War reenactors coffee inrepparttar 116328 field. First, Coach's Coffee starts with their own blend, Coach's Blend. This blend is made of 5 types of Arabica beans. Arabica beans are grown at a higher altitude than Robusta beans and have a smoother taste. If you want to create your own blend for Open-Pot Brewin,' mix and match several types of beans until you getrepparttar 116329 taste you prefer. For more information on Creatin' Your Own Blend, email

Open-Pot Brewin consists of several steps. Start withrepparttar 116330 best blend of Arabica beans. Grind your coffee to a very fine grind - it would be what is called "Drip" grind in grocery stores. Heatrepparttar 116331 water to just below boiling. This is a very important step, as boiling water will makerepparttar 116332 coffee bitter. Pour water overrepparttar 116333 grinds. Stirrepparttar 116334 grinds down twice letting them rise torepparttar 116335 top each time. Strainrepparttar 116336 grinds and serve.

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