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Eggshells in coffee? Why we think you should consider it!

Using eggshells when making coffee

Do you drink coffee? We’re sure you do! Enjoying a cup of black gold is a great thing to do, but sometimes coffee is just too strong or bitter and painful to your body.

Have you ever heard of using eggshells in your coffee grounds when brewing? You’d also have heard that by doing so, the coffee will increase its caffeine level. Using eggshells comes with benefits like better taste and more potent coffee.

It’s a great way to give that extra push in the morning. Read all about it here at Golden Sin.

Why should you use eggshells in your coffee?

There are many benefits of adding eggshells in your coffee-namely that they can improve the taste and make your coffee more potent! They reduce the level of acidity and can improve your coffee experience!

How does it work?

Eggshells contain calcium, which helps to create good-tasting coffee. Calcium also helps to balance the pH levels in an acidic or natural environment such as the stomach and intestines, aiding digestion by depurating food residues, which could otherwise form dangerous stones in your body.

In addition, calcium also helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones by maintaining adequate amounts of phosphorus in the bones and teeth for their formation. This means that adding eggshells to your coffee will help keep you strong!

People worry that adding eggshells to their coffee will make it taste like eggs. However, this is not necessarily the case, depending on the type of animal and their health problems- for example, a healthy animal will tolerate an egg well (even if they don’t like it).

The taste of your eggshell latte would be similar to the smell of coffee with eggshells floating inside it, which is not necessarily unpleasant-most people do not notice the taste or smell. It would be more obvious if you had just added parts of an eggshell in your coffee, like a small piece from the pointy end.

The acidity levels in coffee are probably going to make it dissolve pretty quickly, so you will taste it for a few sips and then notice that the eggshells seem to disappear.

The great thing about adding eggshells to your coffee is that you can control how much of an effect they have on the taste. Do you want more calcium? Add more shells!

Will eggshells in coffee make your coffee taste better?

The eggshells are not necessary to make the coffee taste better-they will only add calcium and phosphorus to your diet, which will make your teeth and bones stronger.

Just because some people say that it will make the coffee taste like eggs or that eggshells will give you stomach pain does not mean that they are true.

any myths are surrounding this process of making an eggshell latte, but when it comes down to it, adding eggshells in your coffee is a great way to get more calcium and phosphorus in your diet without having to spend time looking for them.

What brew methods?

Here we’ll talk about 2 brew methods: cowboy coffee and drip coffee.

Cowboy coffee (campfire)

Cowboy coffee is a term that refers to American-style coffee brewed in a pot over an open fire or camping stove. The boiled coffee is poured directly into the cup, sometimes with cream and sugar.

This process can result in eggshells becoming fully integrated with the coffee as it brews; this can give the coffee different flavors than what would be achieved by brewing in a coffee maker.

Drip coffee

Drip coffee is a brewing method where filtered water drips onto coffee grounds, called “the coffee bed”, in a pot or urn.

The process takes longer than normal brewing and often calls for an insulated pot that would keep the coffee hot.

Some say that drip coffee can be improved by adding eggshells to the mix when creating the ground coffee; this can provide additional calcium in your diet and a richer taste in your cup of joe!

What equipment do you need for adding eggshells in your coffee?

You don’t need a lot of gear or equipment to brew coffee with eggshells: you’ll need a coffee pot, some eggs, 2 small pots, and some instructions.

You can use cooked or uncooked eggshells to improve your flavor, but the cooked ones will mostly result in a better flavor.

#1. Crack your eggs

Use your 2 small pots or bowls for cracking your eggs, place the cracked shells into the other pot/bowl. You don’t need a lot of eggs if you brew a small pot of coffee, one will be plenty!

#2. Clean your shells

Boil yourself some water, before boiling point is also okay. Here you’ll have to rinse the shells good and undo them from the egg. You don’t want to have any eggs between them, as they can negatively impact the flavor.

#3. Add your freshly brewed coffee

We won’t dive into the different brewing methods here about coffee. When you’re using your preferred coffeemaker. Always keep the coffee to water ratio in mind. We don’t want our coffee to be very soft or too strong and bitter. It must have that level where eggshells will do their job ;)!

#4. Add the eggshells to your brew

Divide the eggshells into smaller pieces and add them to your coffee grounds. You don’t want them to be very little parts as the danger exists that they will appear in your cup of coffee, spoiling your coffee experience.

#5. Brew your coffee

Brew your coffee as you normally would do. The eggshells will do their job fine.

After the coffee has reached your pot, you can get rid of the coffee grounds with the eggshells.

# 6. Enjoy your cup of coffee

Enjoy your cup of coffee, that shouldn’t taste very bitter because of the added eggshells during the process.

Adjusting to get it perfect (experience!)

The first time you’ll be doing this might not give the desired outcome. Don’t quit this. Learn by doing and increasing your experience to get it perfect.

How many eggs do you need?

This depends on how many coffees you’ll brew. If you brew a small pot of coffee, use 1 egg. If you brew larger batches, start increasing them. A general rule I’d apply is: per 4 cups, 1 egg.

Things to consider when or before using eggshells in coffee

Before you start brewing coffee and decide to add some eggshells to them, make the following considerations:

#1. Learn by doing: experience it

No, coffee is not a fruit. Coffee fruits are the small round berries that grow on the coffee trees. The cherry-like fruit grows from the plant’s red flowers and produces seeds that will mostly be used to grow new coffee plants.

#2. Fresh eggs

Yes, you can eat the coffee fruit raw. Not many people know this! The flavor is sour and a little more bitter than eating an apple. Similar to the taste of elderberries, but not as sweet.

#3. Boiled eggs or not

Should you use boiled eggs or not? No, stay away from them. If eggs are boiled, there’s a reaction that causes to release of sulfur compounds. You don’t want this in your cup as it will downgrade your coffee experience to almost zero!

Eggshells in coffee are said to be the source of stomach pains?

There is a lot of false information around the net! There’s also the thing that the bad experiences sound louder and reach the people faster than the good news. That’s also the case about adding eggshells to your coffee.

Eggshells contain calcium, which helps to create good-tasting coffee. Calcium also helps to balance the pH levels in an acidic or natural environment such as the stomach and intestines, aiding digestion by depurating food residues, which could otherwise form dangerous stones in your body.

Also, calcium helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones by maintaining adequate amounts of phosphorus in the bones and teeth for their formation. This means that adding eggshells to your coffee will help keep you strong!

Are there other uses for eggshells?

Are there other uses as well for eggshells besides using them in your coffee grounds? Luckily yes. Here we give 3 common and popular uses.

  1. Calcium supplement to other beverages
    You can use them for your daily extra calcium intake. You can bake them at a minimal temperature of 350 ° Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. After they’re cooled down, grind them into a powder. You can save this powder in a small container. Enjoy your calcium-enriched beverages each day!
  2. Cleaner
    You can use them to clean your kitchen gear like cooking pots, pans and so on. Add them to your water, with a little bit of soap. Make sure the parts are not very big.
  3. Garden booster
    As we’ve said before, eggshells are rich in calcium and other minerals. These minerals are key for a healthy garden. Eggshells are a great fertilizer. Crush the eggshells to very small pieces and use them for your plants. Do this 2 times in a month.

Conclusion

As it turns out, eggshells can provide several benefits when they’re added to your coffee grounds! They can improve the taste and make your coffee more potent. They help you with calcium intake, clogged drains, water plants-the list goes on! Eggshells are a valuable commodity in more ways than one. You should this a try when you’re brewing your coffee!

Enjoy your coffee!

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