By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Small saucepan French press or strainer.
Scandinavian coffee originated in, you guessed it, Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway, in particular). However, it is now often attributed to parts of the American Midwest, where it likely migrated with Scandinavian immigrants.
Scandinavian coffee has one consistent ingredient that cannot be replaced or substituted: a raw egg. Yes, you read that correctly. This recipe includes mixing a raw egg (including the eggshell) into your coffee grounds before boiling everything together in a pot and straining it out to leave behind a smooth, balanced cup of coffee with very little bitterness.
The idea behind the egg is that because it is a natural “clarifier,” it attracts the impurities in the grounds to itself rather than allowing them to pass through into your beverage. It’s weird, yes, but it’s also pretty darn cool.