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Old 08-09-2016, 05:47 AM   #15
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10 cup, stove top percolator is all we carry.


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Old 08-09-2016, 06:02 AM   #16
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Melitta 5 cup with a tea kettle to heat the water. The Melitta rides in a roof locker in the box it came in. So far, the glass has survived.

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:06 AM   #17
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Aeropress all the way. Excellent cup of coffee; light weight / Unbreakable for transport; easy to clean; excellent cup of coffee.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #18
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Welcome to the forum Rpatrick16!

FYI this earlier thread has over 100 posts on the subject of coffee makers, brewing techniques, etc.:

and the Stella's Kitchen sub-forum contains many similar interesting threads on a variety of cooking topics:

including Cast Iron and Fire Cooking, Dutch Oven, and Best Grill topics:

With space limited in our FC20, we keep it simple with a teapot to boil water, and brown paper filters in a Melitta drip cone, using the best quality coffee beans, freshly ground. This approach also permits making coffee early in the morning, outside the trailer, using an Iwatani single 15,000 BTU butane burner on the campsite table, with 1/2 and 1/2 etc. from the back-up cooler in the tow vehicle.

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Old 08-11-2016, 08:23 AM   #19
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Thanks to all who helped me. I used my French press when moto camping but as others commented I didn't like the sludge on the bottom.
The little electric coffee maker works well when on shore power,the Ginny, or the 1000 watt inverter. However we are getting ready for our first multi week road trip and we needed something to use for quick overnights or rest stops.
So this is what I ended up with.
The collapsible GSA drip basket from REI. Makes 1-12 cups, uses #4 filters and folds to less than an inch. Several of you all mentioned it. Now I looking for a small tea kettle.
Thanks again for all the help. Should you see a 22FB Sport stopped along the road with the name "Milley" over a Shamrock stop buy and I'll fix you all a cup of coffee.

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Old 08-11-2016, 09:06 AM   #20
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Not the smallest one made by Revere, but the closed loop handle is easier to use than the 6-cup version IMO. Very durable and fairly light weight. Reliable whistle function which is a must on the road.

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Old 08-11-2016, 03:17 PM   #21

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Old 08-11-2016, 03:41 PM   #22
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We spend six months in the trailer, and then six months on a sailboat. So this subject comes up with us quite a bit. We've bought, and discarded, several coffee pots. We've bought and then given away four different models of French Press. I tried the Melitta 10 cup carafe with the filter cone, but that didn't work out too well.

BUT the little single cup serving Melitta filter cones that use the #2 filters has done the trick. Doesn't matter how you get the water hot. gas, electric, solar, campfire, etc. And you can tailor the coffee for the individual cup. For example, I like two level scoops and the Mrs. likes three. No problem when you make each cup to order. These are much much faster than the 10 cup cone thing was.

Problems with the French Presses are that they take up room. They're mostly glass. They have a number of parts. And mainly, they take a lot of water to clean and we have to watch our water consumption.

A personal preference is that I like coffee that's been run through a paper filter a lot more than unfiltered coffee. But that's just a side thing of mine.

The little Melitta filter cones have no glass, no parts to clean, take up very little room, and cost something like five bucks apiece. I'll be taking two more back to the boat with me in October. And giving away the ten cup Melitta carafe.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:46 PM   #23
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I like coffee, and drink a lot of it. The best coffee we make is with well water from our mountain cabin. No chlorine or other chemicals. We usually use Costco 100% Columbian, Folgers 100% Columbian, or Maxwell House 100% Columbian. They will all make a fine cup in our percolator, or when off grid through a Melitta cone filter. Inexpensive, and mighty fine coffee.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #24
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I use my old 8 cup camping percolator with my favorite coffee. Just had to learn how much coffee to use. A little experimenting and now coffee maker and stove top percolator make very close to same flavor.
I do put the coffee into a thermos when it is done.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:43 PM   #25
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I love my AeroPress as it can make from one to three cups of coffee in about a minute. There is a large following of AeroPress aficionados and they even hold world championships. If you like really good coffee at home or on the road, I would recommend this system.

I grind my own beans (dark roast) with a burr grinder and use about 16 grams per cup. At home I use an electric grinder, but on the road I have an Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill that I adjust to the grind I want (slightly finer than drip).

You press the water through the coffee and a filter and it is concentrated. You can drink the pressed coffee like an espresso or add hot milk for a latte or hot water for an Americano. After pressing you discard the grounds by pressing them out into the garbage, and you can re-use the filter many times.

In the morning, I usually press two doses for my wife and I into an Ikea 2 cup measuring cup and then add hot water to make the desired strength and then decant into pre-warmed mugs. If doing one cup for myself I can press it directly into a mug or into a thermos. Sometimes I will refrigerate the concentrate and use it for iced coffee later in the day.

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Tip: I have found that if my coffee gets cold, placing the cup in boiling water is a great way for re-warming it when off-grid. It doesn't change the taste of the coffee like a microwave does.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:08 PM   #26
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There are a lot of threads about coffee - but coffee is delicious and another one can't hurt

We have over the years, tried a bunch of things including a beautiful stainelss double walled french press but it was a hassle to clean - especially when water tanks are already often taxed.

We finally settled on this GSI silicon pourover that takes #4 filters and packs flat. Perfect and easy to clean - just throwaway the used filter and rinse.

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:40 PM   #27
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we use a high quality french press. it is the best option we could find.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:55 PM   #28
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[QUOTE=Rpatrick16;1832709]Missoula Montana has the best coffee period! However when I sit in the comforts of my home with my high end coffee machine life is good. When I'm hooked up to my "genny" or "shore power" little electric drip coffee maker is good. But when I'm overnighting and none of those devices are available what's the consensus?

So "community" what's the best device when all you've got is "hot water" and "ground beans"? I've tried "french presses" there ok but are there better devices out there?

Thanks for your participation.

I'm a coffee snob too I'll be taking my Baby Gaggia with me when going to a hookup site & when I get a generator will be a permanent fixture ! Otherwise, Pour over is the rage at hipster coffee shops ..

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