Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:01 pm

You either think in crazy or know what I'm talking about. Navy coffee it's called and no I was never in the navy I was in the Air Force.

One day a friend told me that his grandfather only used salt in his coffee and he shoved some in my coffee one late night at a diner after having a few beers at the local pub. To my surprise I loved it! It brought out the true flavor of the coffee. What had happened was the old navy ships used to get salt in their water supply and of course you make coffee with the ships water supply so the coffee was salty and the men liked it black so when they came home off the ship the "normal" coffee tasted like crap to them so they put salt in it . A dark roast or normal blend of coffe and I drink it black with salt. If its a sweet blend I use a tiny but of sugar and no salt.

How many others of you drink it this way ? Or am I the only nut case here? ;)

Btw I have also tried my coffee with Texas Pete which is good at certain times as well. :shots:
Last edited by Smokeyja on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:25 pm

Lmao !!!

... when I do my coffee( 2 pots a day)... I throw a huge pinch of salt over the fresh ground coffee... then let it brew...!!
... people think I'm crazy when they see me do it... but love the coffee... and confess they do it themselves afterwards

... it was something I saw my grandmother do... 35 years ago...
... she claimed it brought out the flavor in coffee!

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

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:47 pm

Rigar wrote:Lmao !!!

... when I do my coffee( 2 pots a day)... I throw a huge pinch of salt over the fresh ground coffee... then let it brew...!!
... people think I'm crazy when they see me do it... but love the coffee... and confess they do it themselves afterwards

... it was something I saw my grandmother do... 35 years ago...
... she claimed it brought out the flavor in coffee!

great post!


Well I'll be! You would be the 3rd person I know of that drinks the stuff! including me of course. I just brewed a nice dark roast with salt... mmmm mmm good!

you know it also is a good alternative to drinking it black. I used to travel a lot on the road and I had a hard time staying awake. Well everyone knows you DON'T drink or eat sugar on the road or you will have a sugar high and then crash so I would drink coffee black until I was hooked on salt. The only problem is when folks ask you what you want in your coffee and you say salt they seriously think you are joking and then you have to explain it to them . Also companies break rooms and other places that serve coffee do not have any salt around lol. You must bring your own. Sometimes I brew it with salt and sometimes I mix it in like sugar.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:50 pm

How much salt goes into the grounds?
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:53 pm

lsayre wrote:How much salt goes into the grounds?


50 grains...make sure you count them.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:54 pm

A "Dash" ( Whatever the Hell that is) is what my wife says she puts in. Funny how this topic just came up.

Speaking of which, just picked up this rig today 'cept mine is the 64oz. Thermo-carafe. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products ... fe-silver/
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:58 pm

I've heard of putting egg shells in with the grounds. It's supposed to make the coffee more smooth and mellow.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:00 pm

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


Try both in the morning and report back! :D
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:01 pm

Rob R. wrote:
lsayre wrote:How much salt goes into the grounds?


50 grains...make sure you count them.


...57 to be exact
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Ed.A wrote:A "Dash" ( Whatever the Hell that is) is what my wife says she puts in. Funny how this topic just came up.

Speaking of which, just picked up this rig today 'cept mine is the 64oz. Thermo-carafe. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products ... fe-silver/


Nice Coffee maker!


I put in a little more than a dash. I guess it all depends on how salty you want your coffee. I married a tea drinker from England so we have every tea and type of coffee you can imagine in this house. A drip coffee maker, French press, stove top expresso maker, and my best friend bought us a kurig for christmas not to mention my camping perculator ;). An electric kettle is also a must for a Brit. Surprisingly they boil very fast! Although I tried salt in my tea and it just doesnt taste good lol.
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:04 pm

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

A drop or 2 of vanilla extract in the grounds or the pot will smooth the coffee... and you won't taste the vanilla either
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: urdahere On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:16 pm

My Slovak grandmother always sprinkled salt on the coffee grounds in here old percolator. I have that nearly 60 year old pot now and do the same. What a difference!
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:00 pm

I will try that in the morning. I drink it black the stronger the better. But I will try the salt thing and see if my wife notices. :D
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:03 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I will try that in the morning. I drink it black the stronger the better. But I will try the salt thing and see if my wife notices. :D


It should make it taste even darker !
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Re: Speaking of Coffee, who drinks theirs with salt?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:22 am

I've heard of this, though I've never tried it myself. I may give it a try with tomorrow morning's coffee.
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