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.