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Old 08-15-2016, 12:18 AM   #29
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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"...my 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?

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You are using it. Do what I do. Boil your water in a sauce pan on the gas stove and pour it directly into the fresh coffee filter basket into the coffee carafe. We have found it tastes better. You do need a coffee maker that will allow you to do that, ie. some coffee machines isolate the coffee basket from the machine but with ours the lid at the top accesses the coffee basket which leads directly to the coffee carafe. Caution Safety first ,you are dealing with boiling water.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:58 AM   #30
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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.
We bought the Bodum Columbia stainless-steel press.
http://www.bodum.com/us/en-us/shop/detail/1308-16/

I won't solve the space issue, it does take up space, but it's metal and I find it very easy to clean up, but then I just take a give it a firm jerk and 90% of the grinds come out, a simple wipe with a paper towel or dish rag gets the remaining grinds out without using a lot of water.

I think I spent too much time in the field when I was in the Marines... we boiled water, tossed in the grinds, scraped what we could off the top and tried to not get too many grinds in our cup... cowboy coffee as we used to call it.

I love coffee and find the french press better than most methods for camping, we did the percolator for a while, but I just find french press coffee much better overall.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:46 AM   #31
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A very personal decision. We like French press but when dry camping go with melita for the clean up issue as Gringo stated. I like the idea of the silicone collapsible one!


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Old 08-15-2016, 10:23 AM   #32
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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"...my 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.

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We prefer percolated coffee (stainless steel pot) over drip, pods, or French press! We also experiment a bit on coffee brands-- here in Lincoln and on the road we enjoy the Big Sky Organic from Costco. When I can get it, we really like the Casi Cielo from Starbucks or Greenwell Farms Kona, Peaberry... For percolators, course ground is best. In the AS we have both an electric 10 cup and a 10 cup stove-top percolator, but we typically only make 8 cups for the 2 of us. Prefer the electric perk, but sometimes we use the stove top when boon docking depending on power situation. Important to set the grind correct for the percolators, especially the stove top percolator. If the grind is too fine, it clogs the filter, and will boil over we have found. For best results on stove top percolator for 8 cups, set 10 min timer after the "perk" starts; adjust to low heat works best. Nothing like a great cup of joe in the AS to start the day!
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:24 AM   #33
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I love coffee. But I cannot drink it. I get instant stomach pains and throw up.

My kids are coffee snobs. After reading a lot of threads on this board...For Christmas this past year for he and his fiancÚ I bought them a roaster, a grinder and a French Press. And a 5 pound bag of green coffee beans from Tanzania. It was the highest rated green coffee bean (at that time) on Amazon. They loved it. Absolutely loved it. They thought they would have years worth of coffee. Well they've already run out and asked me where I got the beans. Since then another bean was higher rated and I sent them the link. They like that one even more. Wish I could drink it with them.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:25 PM   #34
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Another vote for a Mellita pour over. It's all I take in the airstream. At home I have a Technivorm mocha master, which is basically a electric automatic Mellita. I roast my own beans but sometimes resort to Peets.

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Old 08-15-2016, 11:43 PM   #35
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What she said. We love our 30+ year-old stove top stainless steel percolator. If you do it right, the coffee from that baby is astonishingly good. Doesn't take much time or attention, just don't burn it or perc it too long.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:31 AM   #36
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Hi, we use a 6 cup stainless steel stove top peculator. It actually makes about 3 cups, or 1 1/2 cups each for the two of us. We used Kivu French Vanilla, but recently switched to Duncan Donuts French Vanilla coffee.
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Our coffee is espresso based. We used to have a Mr Coffee espresso maker, but bought a moka pot to take on the road. Once we tasted coffee from the moka pot, Mr Coffee got the pink slip. We use the moka pot on the stove top at home and on the road.
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If I don't have access to hot water or I don't have easy access to fire I do a cold brew (Toddy) method in a large mason jar. Very easy. 8 cups or so water per 1 cup coffee grounds. leave for 24 hours or so. Strain. Drink. Love.

Otherwise I do a press pot AKA French press of coffee. It's my favorite.
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Ruta Maya coffee, roasted in San Antonio, from Chiapas Mex, medium roast. Best coffee I have ever tasted. It's so good you'll want to chew up the beans and pour hot water into your mouth.....
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:18 PM   #40
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We have a nice stainless steel French press that matches our airstream. In my experience French press is the way to go. The more coffee or the longer you let it steep the better. Great way to start the morning. Double walled and keeps coffee hot.
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Know doubt that many of us have a very strong opinion on how we like our coffee. I have a roaster near by me that i buy all my coffee and then grind my own when ready to brew. When we are camping I use the Lido 2 made by Orphan Espresso, www.oehandgrinders.com. I like it because I can set the grind for espresso to french press and all the others in between. I have others but clearly like this the best. As to the coffee pot I now use the 32 oz Espro Coffee Press. It allows me to make one cup or multiple cups. Now I am somewhat anal when I make my coffee as I heat the water between 197 and 207 degrees before adding it to the ground coffee. I also preheat the press before adding the coffee. I wait 3 to 4 minutes before pressing it down twice.
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Know doubt that many of us have a very strong opinion on how we like our coffee. I have a roaster near by me that i buy all my coffee and then grind my own when ready to brew. When we are camping I use the Lido 2 made by Orphan Espresso, www.oehandgrinders.com. I like it because I can set the grind for espresso to french press and all the others in between. I have others but clearly like this the best. As to the coffee pot I now use the 32 oz Espro Coffee Press. It allows me to make one cup or multiple cups. Now I am somewhat anal when I make my coffee as I heat the water between 197 and 207 degrees before adding it to the ground coffee. I also preheat the press before adding the coffee. I wait 3 to 4 minutes before pressing it down twice.

Interesting. Can you elaborate on the pressing it down twice?
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