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Maybe it’s hard for you to remember how you drank coffee before drip coffee machines came out or maybe you weren’t even around yet. But there are old school ways which don’t need anything fancy or complicated to make some mean coffee.

To satisfy your coffee interest, we’ll just tell you about some very simple vintage ways to make some robust, great coffee which are a real eye-opener… in the morning!

Hobo Coffee

True to its name, if you’re running out of coffee and only have a little to spare, or if the coffee machine refuses your demands, you can make Hobo coffee right from a pot and over the stove. So fill up a pot with about 3/4 of water and add about 3 tablespoons of coffee. Keep it on the stove, stir it up and heat it up, but don’t let it boil so you don’t get that bitter taste. Take your pot off the stove and let the coffee settle before reaching boiling point. Place filters over a strainer and your mug right under, pour, and there’s a perfect cup of coffee!

Cowboy Coffee

You can make this over the stove with or without wearing a cowboy hat. First, grind the coffee. If you don’t have a grinder, you can find different ways to grind coffee at https://www.homegrounds.co/pour-over-coffee-guide/. Put the coffee into a pot and boil. That boiling lessens the acidity of coffee beans. After it boils, let it settle, then pour some cold water into the pot and into the spout and let it settle again. The cold water settles all the grounds to the bottom of the pot. If you’re out on a camping trip, cowboy coffee works perfectly.

Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is unfiltered, very fine coffee which is ancient more than vintage. The coffee is made in a cezve, a wide bottomed small type of pot usually made out of copper, and drunk in small espresso types of cups. But you’ll have to babysit this coffee because it’s made in small quantities, and because of the foam it creates that you don’t want to lose.

Fill the cup with water and pour it into the cezve. You can add sugar or no sugar according to your preference. Put a heaping spoon of coffee and the optional sugar into the water and place the cezve on low to medium heat, bringing the coffee to a simmering point. You’ll see a dark foam rising and it’s important to keep that foam. You can then remove the foam into your cup, pour some of the coffee into it, then bring the cezve back onto the heat and boil another few seconds and pour the remaining coffee into the cup.

Great coffee depends on lots of things like the kind of beans, the water ratio and of course your taste buds. There’s no one best coffee or one best brewing method, but there are lots of tips on how to make a mighty fine cup of coffee. When you experiment around you’ll be surprised what you can come up with.

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