How to Make Egg Coffee (Multiple Versions)

For most people, what first comes to mind when they think of combining egg and coffee might not be a picture of the tastiest recipe. In fact, it could make you feel queasy. However, egg coffee recipes actually produce one of the most nutritional and tastiest coffees you will ever have.

There are many reasons to add eggs to your coffee and that goes beyond the nutritional value. The main purpose of the egg is to change the flavor of the drink by removing the bitterness and acidity that comes with poorly roasted coffee.

The egg white also acts as a way to remove impurities from the coffee giving you a tastier and cleaner coffee which is a big plus if you have gastric issues.

how to make egg coffee

How to Make Vietnamese Egg Coffee


  • 4 egg yolks
  • Condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 x double 200ml strong espresso
  • Dark chocolate


  • Mix the egg yolks, vanilla extract, and condensed milk in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients with an electric beater until pale and foamy (this should take about 5 minutes).
  • Put 4 ramekins or heatproof glasses into larger bowls half-filled with boiling water. This ensures that the coffee remains hot for a while.
  • Pour the freshly brewed coffee into the arranged glasses. Give enough room at the top to add the egg mixture. Drizzle the remaining coffee on top so that it forces the topping to sink in.
  • You can go ahead to add a pinch of grated dark chocolate to boost the taste and serve.

How to Make Swedish Egg Coffee


  • Water
  • 3/4 cup freshly ground coffee (medium to coarse grind)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Pour 9 cups of water into a saucepan or enamel coffee pot and bring to a rapid boil
  • While you wait, stir the ground coffee, the egg, and a small amount of water in a bowl. You could choose to include the eggshell rather than just the egg yolk and white. You’d still get the same great taste regardless of the option you go for.
  • When the water starts boiling, pour in the egg and coffee mixture. Turn down the heat and allow it to simmer for 3 minutes. Place a watchful eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t boil over.
  • As the mixture simmers, the coffee ground will gradually bind into a single mass and float to the top. When this happens, turn off the heat.
  • Pour the content into a cup of cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes. During this time, the coffee will gradually settle to the bottom of the pot.
  • The liquid coffee will come to the top once the grounds sink to the bottom. Once this happens, pour the coffee through a sieve or strainer. This will ensure only the brewed coffee ends up in the cups. You can go ahead and serve.

How to Make Norwegian Egg Coffee


  • 5 tablespoons coffee (medium grind works best)
  • 1 egg


  • Whisk the egg yolk and the coffee grounds in a small bowl. Stop when you have a sludge mixture.
  • Pour 7 cups of water into a coffee pot or saucepan and bring to a boil. You can go ahead and add the egg coffee mixture.
  • Keep it boiling till the foam disappears. This should take about 3 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water to the pot to help settle the grounds.
  • Pour the coffee through a strainer to separate the liquid from the grounds and serve.

How to Make Indonesia Kopi Telur Egg Coffee


  • 1/2 cup of strongly brewed coffee
  • One egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 5 teaspoons of honey


  • You should have already brewed your coffee before the start of the process.
  • Combine honey, the egg yolk, and the vanilla extract in a glass.
  • While beating the mixture with a thin whisk, add a quarter cup of boiling water into the glass. Stop whisking when the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Pour the condensed milk into the foamy mixture and then pour the brewed coffee.
  • The end results should be a 3-layered glass. The mixture of honey, vanilla, and egg at the bottom, coffee in the middle, and foam at the top.
  • Place a straw in the cup and you’re ready to serve.

How to Make Sri Lankan Egg Brandy Coffee


  • A cup of brewed coffee
  • 3 cubes of sugar
  • One egg
  • A shot of brandy


  • Brew your coffee and add sugar to the taste. You can pick just the amount of sugar you want to add depending on your preference.
  • Beat the whole egg in a bowl until it becomes smooth.
  • While beating the egg, add the brewed and hot coffee into the mix.
  • Add the shot of brandy.
  • This drink is best served hot that if you want to get the best taste out of it.

FAQs about Egg Coffee

Does it Taste Like Eggs?

No! The end result will not have an egg-like taste to it. The coffee actually tastes better like a clean and smooth cup of tasty coffee.

Is Egg Coffee Safe to Drink?

If you’re concerned about using raw eggs in your coffee, it is rightly so. Eggs would likely give your salmonella but that depends on the type of eggs and how well you prepare them. If you want the best results go for the freshest pasteurized eggs and you won’t have to worry about getting sick.

Final Thoughts

Note that some recipes might look similar especially in the way they are made but the taste is usually different, especially if you go with the extra ingredients like dark chocolate. Note that some coffees might give off a strong taste like the Sri Lankan version. If you’re up for a stronger coffee than your regular espresso, then you’d find these recipes worth your while.