I ran across this interesting coffee recipe the other day and just thought I should share it with you.
Dr. Chase's Recipes; or Information for Everybody
by A. W. Chase, M.D. © 1876
Soot CoffeeHas cured many cases of Ague, after everything else has failed. It is made as follows: Soot scraped from a chimney, (that from stove-pipes does not do,) 1 tablespoon, steeped in water 1pt., and settled with 1 egg beaten up in a little water, as for other coffee, with sugar and cream, 3 times daily with the meals, in place of other coffee. It has come in very much to aid restoration in Typhoid Fever, bad cases of Jaundice, Dyspepsia, etc., etc.