A fantastic little recipe sent in by Shannon...but I wondered: "Who on EARTH would put an egg shell in their coffee?" After a little extra research - I found out why this seemingly crazy thing would be done. :) Rumor has it that adding an eggshell to your coffee reduces any bitter taste and makes for a smoother tasting java. Who knew??
4 quarts water
1 1/2 cups freshly ground coffee
1 egg shell
1/2 cup cold water
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan or coffee pot. Add coffee
grounds and egg shell to boiling water. Return to a boil, then remove
from heat and let stand for 2 minutes. Slowly add cold water to settle
grounds to the bottom. Strain if desired.