Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:28 am

Better than sugar, unless you have high BP.. I'm gonna try it too..
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:25 am

Who uses salt in their coffee? Everyone that makes a lot at once. In the restaurant business I was taught one shallow teaspoon for each giant coffee pot... you know those ones at fairs & festivals that perk about 3 gallons at a time? So, I'm guessing a coffee maker that makes one pot would take,,,, Hmmm... 50 grains? Where have I heard that before?
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:39 am

Freddy wrote:Hmmm... 50 grains? Where have I heard that before?


Rifle cartridge reloading perhaps?
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:58 am

I was kidding about the 50 grains. :oops: the idea of Larry standing over a finely calibrated scale getting ready to make his coffee... :P

I just started the brewing process with a pinch of salt. Now to see if my wife notices...
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:04 am

Rob R. wrote:I was kidding about the 50 grains. :oops: the idea of Larry standing over a finely calibrated scale getting ready to make his coffee... :P

I just started the brewing process with a pinch of salt. Now to see if my wife notices...


Since I reload, I do have a grain scale. :)
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:58 am

Coffee is good but I wasn't sure if I wanted 57 grains or 50 so I did 54. Its good I like it. :D
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:03 am

My coffee is good also. I must have miscounted...can't notice much difference.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: baddawg On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:17 am

I have to try this. The wife is really beginning to think you guys are nuts, which is a good thing, cause it was always me before.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:24 am

Rob R. wrote:My coffee is good also. I must have miscounted...can't notice much difference.


Perhaps it only works with sea salt? :?: :P
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:34 am

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:My coffee is good also. I must have miscounted...can't notice much difference.


Perhaps it only works with sea salt? :?: :P

That's what I used. :P
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:11 am

I first saw salt put in coffee in an old Charlton Heston movie! It might have been "The Mountain Men", not sure. Haven't been doing it lately, but I've put a lot of salt in the old Mr. Coffee basket over the years.
I decided to get a fancy coffee maker a while back and got a Cuisinart that grinds the coffee and brews it, on a timer if you want. Horrible design. The thermal carafe was low capacity, and you had to turn it upside down completely to pour. Then there were like ten parts that had to be disassembled and cleaned every time you used it. I put it away and then gave it away.
Then I found a little Mr. Coffee 4 cup maker at a thrift store for two bucks. Been using that ever since.
My relatives in Owego lost everything in hurricane Lee, right after Irene. They loved their big camp coffee percolator. I looked all over Ebay to find them another one. Finally found a vintage Revere Ware copper bottom percolator with the glass top insert. It came all the way from Riverside California where it was made. Somehow it came all the way to NJ and got sent back to the guy. I finally got it, only to discover it was not as big as I thought it was. I kept it, and it came in handy for a couple weeks after Sandy when we had no power. It makes good coffee but it takes a little time.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:35 am

Trying it this morning. Can't say it tastes worse so we will experiment further.

Kevin
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:24 am

lsayre wrote:I've heard of putting egg shells in with the grounds. It's supposed to make the coffee more smooth and mellow.



.... I prefer my eggs scrambled...not ground :D :D
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:30 am

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:My coffee is good also. I must have miscounted...can't notice much difference.


Perhaps it only works with sea salt? :?: :P[/quote

.. not sure about sea salt...but definitely do not use Epsom salt !! :D
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:50 am

Ok I tried the salt this morning. Ugh! No thanks. Maybe it's something in my city water, but it "brings out flavors" that I don't like!

:sick:
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