A follow up

So, a couple of months ago, I posted a blog about an experiment I was going to try concerning making egg coffee — called Scandinavian, Swedish, or Norwegian or whatever! egg coffee. Depends on who you talk to, I suppose.  Anyway, I started making this egg coffee every day because I like coffee, and I had a sneaking suspicion that coffee is one of the things that’s causing my gut to misbehave.

cup of coffee

Gotta have my coffee!

You know what, dear reader? It’s helped. It’s helped a lot. Okay, maybe not a lot, but there’s a noticeable difference.  I can’t say that it’s cured everything that ails me — or anything that ails me for that matter — but damned if it hasn’t made a difference. My gut still bothers me, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t bother me as much… I mean, it’s better. Not cured, but better. I’ll take better.  Every little bit and all that, right? And hey, making this coffee is kinda labor intensive (you’ll see that if you watch the video), so I get stuff done in the mornings — do my dishes, wipe down the counter, stuff I wasn’t doing before.  Now there are days when I’m just too tired to bother, and I’ll drink some “low acid” instant coffee, but most mornings I’ll muddle through the process. And I’m glad for it.

Some people might think I’m “wasting” the egg by making the coffee because it gets tossed out with the grounds afterwards. But I figure so long as I’m using it, it’s not going to waste. If I had a garden, I’d compost it. But I don’t. So sorry, Charlie, it’s going in the trash.

Anyway, that’s another non-exciting blog post from me. It was on my mind and I thought I’d post it. Sometimes, it’s the little things that help, you know? And who would have thought that egg coffee would help? But it did.

The video that started it all:

Unlike Emmie (the lady in the video), I don’t put cold water in mine after boiling, but I do let it sit for a while to let the sediments settle. And I strain mine before drinking. Also, I use pre-ground Folgers, so yeah… a little different. Still, it’s good coffee.

5 thoughts on “A follow up

  1. anupturnedsoul

    I love this post!

    Egg coffee sounds disgusting (and no, I haven’t bothered to investigate what it actually entails ’cause I’m feeling lazy and fried my brain today… but it was a very good brain today, thank you brain!). But if I shared some of the things I eat or have eaten and found yummy…

    I have IBS (and no, you didn’t need for me to share that tidbit), so I can relate to the gut being a complex entity doing its own thing. I eat and drink quite a few things which it has told me not to. A while ago I suddenly became intensely allergic to tuna, took me a few times of suddenly feeling violently ill seconds afterwards to make the connection. Sigh! I find raw ginger helps the gut in many ways, it’s a life-saver for migraines, but it is so disgusting and yet weirdly yummy simultaneously.

    I admire your dedication, and experimentation (always love when people experiment, it’s such fun!) 🙂

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    1. Willow Post author

      I also have IBS, and I totally don’t mind people sharing their ailments on my blog, as I often share mine. 🙂 I like ginger, but haven’t been able to eat it raw — Well, not a lot of it anyway. I will eat it lightly candied though, and I love stuff like Gin-Gins and ginger tea. Unfortunately, I haven’t found it helpful for my gut issues.

      BTW, the egg doesn’t stay in the coffee, it’s boiled in the water with the coffee grounds and then filtered out with the grounds. The proteins in the egg whites clarify the coffee whilst boiling. It honestly tastes like regular coffee… but slightly different. It *sounds* disgusting because *eww* egg? In coffee? but it’s really not. ^_^

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