Petit's method of making coffee

Petit's method of making coffee


Jefferson wrote out a method for making coffee according to Adrien Petit, who ran Jefferson's households in Paris, France and Philadelphia.



Petit's method of making coffee

On one measure of the coffee ground into meal
pour three measures of boiling water.

boil on hot ashes lined with coal till the meal dis-
   appears from the top, when it will be precipitate.

pour it three times through a flannel strainer.

it will yield 2 1/3 measure of clear coffee.

an ounce of coffee meal makes 1 1/2 cup of clear coffee
   in this way.

the flannel must be rinsed out in hot or cold wa-
   ter for every making.


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