Traditional Brazilian Coffee Recipe

Traditional Brazilian Coffee Recipe

If you like to learn about the roots of coffee brewing, look at this traditional Brazilian coffee recipe. An old method that works great for strong coffees.

Brazilian coffee is usually stronger than Americano. It is a great option when you need a boost to keep you wake.

Until the mid 70’s this was the most common way of making coffee in my country and I remember vividly how it was a great ritual with a great smell and taste.

This also works great with bold and tasty coffees, which is exactly why some Brazilians love it.

Keep in mind that this coffee recipe is very tricky. There is a thin line between still keeping the water heating and the moment to turn it off and filter the brew. For some people, it’s a piece of cake. For others, it is very difficult.

Brazilian Old School Coffee

Yield: 4 mugs (16 demitasses)

Serving Size: 1 mug

Brazil Coffee Map

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp of finely ground Brazilian coffee
  • 4 1/2 cups of bottled water (filtered is ok)

Instructions

  1. Put the water to heat in 6 cup Kettle Mug or Pot
  2. When the water starts to exale vapor add in the coffee
  3. BE CAREFUL NOT TO LET THE COFFEE BOIL
  4. Just before the water starts to boil, turn of the heat.
  5. immediately pour the brew into a cloth filter over a pot
  6. Keep adding the liquid until all has been filtered.
  7. Serve

Notes

This is old school coffee making in Brazil. Some people still do it this way.

Heating the final recipient with hot water helps keep the coffee brew warm, but remember to let stand for just a bit. Too hot a coffee does not let you feel the full taste of the brew

The above is the traditional cloth filtering method explained in this article.

This old school coffee recipe has been put away and replaced by the Melitta method in the great majority of homes in Brazil.

4 thoughts on “Traditional Brazilian Coffee Recipe

  • 2016-05-16 at 3:22 pm
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    Oh me, oh my! This sounds AMAZING. I have a two year old son that wakes up bright eyed and bushy tailed. It is so hard for me to keep up with him in the mornings so I have got to try this!!! I have never had Brazilian coffee!!! Thank you for posting easy to follow instructions and a link to purchase the coffee filter. Even though I shop on Amazon quite a bit, I would have never found that on my own! haha Thank you!!

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    • 2016-05-17 at 5:11 pm
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      Hello, Rachel,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Cheers!

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  • 2016-05-16 at 3:24 pm
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    This sounds so yummy! The more you drink coffee the more of it you need! And Americanos just don’t always cut it anymore for me 🙁 I can’t wait to try this at home. But just how dose it make the coffee taste different? Is it just because of the temperature?

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    • 2016-05-17 at 4:51 pm
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      Hello, Jessica,

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Actually, I believe it’s due mainly to 2 factors:

      Amount of coffee

      Control of water temperature (don’t boil !!!!!!!!!!!)

      Cheers!

      Reply

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