Coffee -- Filter or Drip Method
1945 Cook Book of the United States
Portion: 1 cup (approx. 8 ounces)
|Water, freshly drawn, cold
|Coffee, regular Navy grind
Pour water into hot water boiler.
Heat to boiling temperature.
Fill jacket of coffee urn with
water 3/4 full as indicated on the gauge glass.
Maintain temperature of this water at 185o
F to 190o F.
Place filter paper evenly and
smoothly over perforations in clean, dry filter
Spread coffee evenly over filter
paper so that no coffee goes under the paper.
Insert water spreader, or sieve,
over coffee in filter basket. Place basket. Place
basket in position over empty coffee urn.
Draw off boiling water, 1 gallon
at a time. Pour slowly in a curricular motion
over coffee in bag. Keep covered between pouring
of each gallon of water to keep heat and aroma in
the coffee brew.
Remove filter basket after all
water had dripped through.
Draw off 1 gallon brewed coffee.
Repour into urn to insure uniform strength
throughout the brew.
Hold finished coffee at
temperature of 185o F to 190o
F until served.
Empty coffee grounds from filter
basket. Wash and dry all parts thoroughly.
Some filter devises are equipped
with a very fine mesh sieve and do not require
filter paper. Use same procedure for brewing
coffee. Do not omit filter paper in equipment
designed for its use.
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