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Old 11-26-2011, 07:47 PM   #29
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #30
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WorldinChaos, that thing looks like it should warp 9 in 10 seconds...
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #31
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:23 PM   #32
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We carry both. A smaller (very cheap- 6 cup) electric. Use that when we have hookups or with the generator. Have a perculator type for the stove when boondocking,when we cant turn on the generator(time reswtrictions) or when we want more coffee (it is a 9cup) Not into fancy coffees, so this works for us.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:06 AM   #33
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Propane!

Propane is cheap and almost always faster than electric, hookups or no.

I just bought a new Cephalon teapot which I use for everything. I boil water for the French Press, I have a filter that I use when I'm just making a single cup. If I want tea, d'oh, same teapot. "Just add water" instant anything, same pot. Cowboy coffee can include boiling eggs IN the pot, then using the water for coffee. Oh, and if you don't want spotty silverware but dislike drying dishes, just pour a teakettle full of boiling water over your dishes in the drainer that's in the sink. They'll air dry in seconds.

If you want to keep things compact and lightweight, go for multipurpose tools whenever possible - cooking or otherwise.

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Old 11-27-2011, 02:48 AM   #34
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What's with these silly people trying to get back on topic with actual answers... gosh, what is this forum coming to?

In all seriousness, I really am buying this:
Amazon.com: Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe: Sports & Outdoors

And don't ask me to defend myself. It will be permanently installed, and it is similar to what I have at home. Easy and simple.

However, I like all the ideas on grinders that have been presented. I hadn't gotten that far, and use an electric at home that I'm not bringing boondocking. Unless I can harness uranium power. + like Gene alluded to, you would get the side benefit of glow-in-the-dark for trailer safety.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:32 AM   #35
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Use propane as much as possible. Much more cost-efficient than electricity.

WorldInChaos, thanks! I really like the propane powered coffee maker. I've been looking for something that will work in my concession trailer, and all the commecial units run into the $thousands.
I may have to try a couple of those. What fittings did you have to use to connect to the 3/8" propane lines?
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Use propane as much as possible. Much more cost-efficient than electricity.

WorldInChaos, thanks! I really like the propane powered coffee maker. I've been looking for something that will work in my concession trailer, and all the commecial units run into the $thousands.
I may have to try a couple of those. What fittings did you have to use to connect to the 3/8" propane lines?
I actually haven't done it yet, still don't have the inside walls up on my renovation project...

However, I would imagine its as simple as putting an adapter on the normal camping canister connector, or better yet to minimize leak points, snipping it off and flaring a 3/8" threaded fitting on.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #37
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That thing is pretty cool. I don't think there's anywhere to really mount it in a 19' Bambi, though.

Yeah, Ed, I think I'm getting that impression. The stovetop espresso is a must, along with something electric to boil water for Americanos in. I think I'm going to have to wave goodbye to an extra coffee thing, though, there's just not enough storage in a 19' Bambi to allow three things to make coffee in. Maybe a collapsible single mug filter for when I want to save on propane.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #38
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Propane heats things about twice as fast as electricity, but if you are at a campground, why not use their electricity and not your propane? However, it makes sense to have one thing and not several (weight, cost, storage space). Since most of us have stove tops with burners, why not use them?

At first I thought a propane powered coffee maker was a joke, but now I see they really make them. Seems like a pretty small market, but big enough for car campers and backpackers who are heavily addicted.

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #39
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Yeah, Gene, so here's the rationale (for me, not anyone else <--- obligatory disclaimer):

- I will sometimes be plugged into electricity, but not always, but will always have propane;
- propane is more efficient, but there may be times when I have lots of electricity and want to save propane;
- the ability to make espresso is a non-negotiable;
- Americanos can be made with espresso if I have capability for hot water;
- drip coffee is also a possible with a collapsible single mug filter;

So therefore:

stove top espresso maker (small - possibly backpackers version)
collapsible single mug drip filter
two cup electric water kettle
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I may have to try a couple of those. What fittings did you have to use to connect to the 3/8" propane lines?
The Coleman coffee maker uses the standard fitting such as you would find on the little 1 and 2 pound cans of propane. You can get an adapter/extension hose to run from a 20 or 30 pound tank to the coffee maker.
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When I first started backpacking, Jack Daniels seemed necessary. You don't even need a glass. There's always a simpler alternative when mood altering is required.

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... I'm trying to keep things as small and light as I can, as there's just not a whole lot of room in a 19' Bambi, but I'm too spoilt rotten to do without my morning espresso....
We really like the Aero press: AeroPress® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys

Easy to use and make great coffee if you start with the good stuff that is.
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