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How to Make Cowboy Coffee

How to Make Cowboy Coffee

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Kent Rollins
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  • givemeaforkingname on April 8, 2019

    Yeah, don't solder pinholes. If your pot just has one or two, drill them out to the size of a small pop-rivet, plug it with that pop-rivet, done ! Good as new and lasting fix. Cheap, easy, quick. If your pot is more holes than bottom, it's a conversation piece 😉

  • thehotsixer1 on April 8, 2019

    I believe to make cowboy coffee properly, you must be wearing a cowboy hat while following these instructions.

  • mark campbell on April 8, 2019

    Yup, that is the way my grandparents and my parents, made coffee.
    This is how I still make coffee in the same pot that was passed down to me from my folks.

  • G Spawn on April 8, 2019

    Coffee snob commentary: A lot of people will complain that boiling coffee is too high of a temperature, so this will ruin the flavor. The big thing is that there are two common methods to making campfire coffee – boiling, and percolators. If you're a percolator fan don't let me stop you, but most people find that the average percolated coffee is undrinkable. It's acidic, burnt-tasting, overextracted, just bad. Boiled coffee is wolds better for most people.

    This video is also spot-on about acidity. Darker roast coffee will have lower acidity, and this boiling method is generally better than percolated coffee in my experience, so this will be worlds better for sensitive stomachs. You can also try this trick – add a small pinch of salt (as little as 1/8 teaspoon per mug). Salt binds to the taste buds that sense bitter, so if you use just a touch of salt you'll find the bitter flavor goes away. Sugar and milk do not actually do a good job covering up the "off" flavors in coffee, so you may find that you just need a pinch of salt compared to all those calories in sugar and milk.

    If you really wanna go whole hog, carry cold brew with you in an insulated container. Cold brew has very little acid, and you can still warm it up over the campfire. This is the ultimate low-acid coffee solution, but it is a hassle to carry around.

  • Chris Davis on April 8, 2019

    Im gonna try this. I always heard it was the opposite tho, if coffee gets over 200 degrees that is when it becomes more bitter.

  • marc carter on April 8, 2019

    How did I end up here? Where did this come from? It's amazing. I love that guy. I don't even drink bloody coffee, I am English. But he is worth the watch!! 🙂

  • Terry Volanis on April 8, 2019

    As this video plays, somewhere in the world, a barista dies!

  • Shannon Barriere on April 8, 2019

    I was a skeptic, now I'm a believer.❤

  • Justin Thompson on April 8, 2019

    I've had a lot of percolator coffee and others on the campfire, but I've never knew about the cold water to drop the grounds. I've always strained it so this is game changer. Great video as always.

  • L Warrior on April 8, 2019

    Lower your guns and put on some coffee, I'm coming into camp. I'll bring my own cup.

  • nolobede on April 8, 2019

    What?  You can only make cowboy coffee in a bowling alley?

  • Pigglesworth on April 8, 2019

    9:30 watch those fingers

  • Texas Panhandle on April 8, 2019

    I love cowboy coffee

  • MrPhantomFury on April 8, 2019

    This guy would love RDR 2 😛

  • Ted Fineran on April 8, 2019

    "This coffee tastes like dirt!"
    "Well, it was fresh ground this morning…"
    (I'll get my coat…)

  • David G. on April 8, 2019


  • Warren Puckett on April 8, 2019

    Thats what It was called in the field. 55 gallon can immersion heater and 5 pounds coffee. Really good when it is frosty morning. Drink it and chew some of it. Fill the canteen and save some for later.

  • Yetanother Person on April 8, 2019

    Nice video. Thanks.

  • Cameron 98 on April 8, 2019

    Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics are crazy

  • Dave Roth on April 8, 2019

    Can you make “coffin varnish” with the unfinished coffee?

  • Whos Datguy on April 8, 2019

    Don't know why….

    But I love the way Kent talks, lol!

  • Bojan Skoric on April 8, 2019

    Basically, you put milled coffee in hot/boiling water. I guess modern world just forgot how things could be simple and straightforward in shadow of modern espresso and instant coffee methods. This method of preparing coffe is still common in Balkans.