Waking up is never easy—especially if you’re not a morning person. Oftentimes, staying in bed sounds much more preferable to getting out and starting your day (anyone else hit their snooze button at least 5 times?)

Nevertheless, each and every day, we do get out of bed. But, not without the help of our favorite elixir: coffee! While there are many folks (particularly millennials) out there who are trying to cut back on their coffee intake and are instead opting for alternate caffeinated beverages for their morning boast, coffee still dominates. Sixty-four percent of Americans drink coffee every day! Yup, coffee isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

One of the great features of coffee is that you can customize it to fit your taste preferences. Like to keep things simple and strong? Just drink it black. Need something with a little more flavor? Throw in a dash of sugar and cream. Want to treat yourself? Grab a mocha!

You can take your coffee so many different ways, including many that you may not have heard of before. Due to our Scandinavian roots, we’re focusing on a coffee with a Swedish twist—Swedish egg coffee, to be precise.

Swedish egg coffee is a delicious way to start off your morning. Here are 4 of the best egg coffee recipes to try today!

Minnesota State Fair’s Take

First up, we have a recipe from the Minnesota State Fair. According to this Saveur article, the drink is a staple of many Swedish-Americans in the Midwest, although it is little known elsewhere, including even Sweden. The recipe for the Minnesota State Fair’s version of the Swedish egg coffee is quite simple:

  • 1 and a half cups of ground coffee
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • In a small bowl, stir together coffee, egg, and half a cup of water into a paste
  • Next, bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat
  • Add the coffee paste, boil and stir for 3 minutes
  • Remove from heat and ladle coffee through a fine strainer lined with a coffee filter
  • Enjoy!

I Need Coffee Recipe

You know you’re going to get some good recipes from a blog titled “I Need Coffee.” Low and behold, this Swedish egg coffee recipe is downright delicious. If you like to keep things simple, then you may want to stick to the previous recipe. But, for those who like a little more pizzazz, then make sure to give this one a try

  • 1 egg
  • 1 and a half tbs, coarsely ground coffee
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ice-cold water
  • sugar and milk
  • saucepan
  • Boil the first, NON-ice-cold cup of water
  • Crack the egg into a cup and stir
  • Add ground coffee to egg and stir
  • Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed, add it to the boiling water and monitor for overflowing; adjust heat as needed. Let boil for 5 minutes
  • After 5 minutes, stop boiling and add cold water
  • Filter and serve using a mesh strainer or french press
  • Add milk and sugar as needed

Primal Egg Yolk Coffee

The most adventurous recipe on this list so far, the primal egg yolk coffee recipe courtesy of Home Grounds still keeps it relatively simple. The primal egg yolk recipe includes salt, cinnamon powder, and grass-fed butter in addition to the standard ingredients.

  • 350 ml of black filtered coffee
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Blend coffee and egg yolks for 3 seconds
  • Add sugar, salt + butter and blend for 5 more seconds
  • Garnish with cinnamon powder

Indonesian Kopi Telur

We’ve journeyed further from Swedish-oriented drinks and have now reached the Indonesian take on this classic drink. According to Home Grounds, this is a traditional recipe from Sumatra, Indonesia. Refreshingly sweet, a Kopi Telur is a great drink for the summer but it is also a nice winter treat as well.

  • Half a cup of strongly brewed coffee
  • One egg yolk
  • A tablespoon of condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1.5 teaspoons of honey
  • Make a fresh brew of coffee and have it ready
  • Combine honey, vanilla extract, and the egg yolk into a tall glass
  • Add 1/4 cup of boiling water to the glass awhile beating ingredients with a whisk – continue to whisk until mixture becomes foam-like
  • Pour condensed milk into the foam mixture
  • Pour brewed coffee into the center of the milk
  • Drink with a straw
  • Enjoy!
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