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Old 07-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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We don't allow percolators in the state of Washington (home of Starbucks). They make nasty coffee!!!!
Here Minnesota (home of Caribou Coffee) we feel the same. At least we can agree that perc'd shouldn't be called 'coffee'.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
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In our neck of the woods. If you don't like perc'd Folgers, you better stay home or bring your French press and designer coffee with you.

However we we do use a Chemex pour-through maker at home, with Folgers Breakfast Blend (after tiring of the heartburn and middle-night insomnia of Starbucks.) I haven't tried Caribou, maybe missing something there.

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #17
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Speaking of coffee in different locations, ever notice the puzzled looks when you ask for a cup of coffee in Arizona. "Well, I can make you one if you really want it."

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #18
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I had a small 4 cup 12v coffee maker but don't waste you money on one. It takes about 20 minutes to make a cup.
I simply use my regular Mr. Coffee and just pour in hot water in the top over the grounds. Quick and easy and I don't need another coffee utensil taking up space.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:34 AM   #19
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Ain't claiming coffee snob status, but I gotta speak up for my old school CAMPING approach, it's P E R K E D. Made it this AM on the back porch over my old Coleman stove, yup.

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:50 AM   #20
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Sign up for their Gold card, refills are free. Put the Starbucks app on your I phone, keeps track of coffee bought, tracks money spent, automatically reloads a dollar amount and acts as a coffee credit card. I tend to lose coffee cards. OK, this is an Airstream site not Starbucks-- I am addicted, better than smoking or alcohol. Silverado here.
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I went to the Melitta web site and was able to order their thermal stainless 8 cup pour over coffee maker and a supply of the #4 cone filters. This will be what I was looking for to make morning Joe in the trailer.

We used Starbucks instant on the first trip by just boiling water (even I can manage to do this). It was a nervous system jolt and not my preferred taste.

We have a 120Vac coffee grinder we can now take with us and make fresh coffee. It only runs about 15 seconds to make 12 6oz cups of ground coffee to put into the unit we have at home. The gas stove can boil the water and the thermal coffee pot can keep it warm. Yeah!

Thanks for the information!
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Just my 2cents:
Currently using a French press and really enjoy the coffee it makes. However clean up after is a bit of a messy chore. (Even did a you-tube search for tips on cleaning the darn thing.)
Iím thinking we may have to try the Melitta. It looks like all the grounds are contained in the filter for easy disposal and clean up.
It's all about the easy when out camping.
Since this is drip type coffee, how do you grind the beans? We use course ground in the French press.
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For those who aren't happy with perked coffee, I offer the recipe my Danish grandmother always used. It was a staple of coffee making when we tent-camped (no electricity).

Put two ingredients in the coffee basket (in addition to the coffee): a pinch of salt, and half an eggshell. Works like a charm!
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We have an old 120Vac (150 watts) Hamilton Beach Custom Grind model 80354 which can still be found at Amazon. It has a timer slider to select between 4 and 15 cups at three settings: Coarse, Medium and Fine. It just runs longer for more pulverization.

We have a 600 watt inverter in our current trailer and will have the 1,000 watt inverter option in the new trailer. The 15 seconds or so twice in the morning will not deplete the batteries. I will turn the inverter on to run the coffee grinder and then turn it off as we do not use 120Vac all the time. Leaving the inverter powered on does draw power from the batteries.
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Just my 2cents:
Currently using a French press and really enjoy the coffee it makes. However clean up after is a bit of a messy chore. (Even did a you-tube search for tips on cleaning the darn thing.)
Iím thinking we may have to try the Melitta. It looks like all the grounds are contained in the filter for easy disposal and clean up.
It's all about the easy when out camping.
Since this is drip type coffee, how do you grind the beans? We use course ground in the French press.
We wipe out the grounds in the container with a paper towel and rinse with hot water into a bowl. . The strainer is shaken in this bowl and the grounds filtered with another paper towel which is thrown away. Whats messy about that?
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Coffee is like our TV, we all have our favorites. Being an indecisive individual, I carry an espresso machine, a drip machine and a french press. I guess i just can"t live without my coffee.
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We have an old 120Vac (150 watts) Hamilton Beach Custom Grind model 80354 which can still be found at Amazon. It has a timer slider to select between 4 and 15 cups at three settings: Coarse, Medium and Fine. It just runs longer for more pulverization.

We have a 600 watt inverter in our current trailer and will have the 1,000 watt inverter option in the new trailer. The 15 seconds or so twice in the morning will not deplete the batteries. I will turn the inverter on to run the coffee grinder and then turn it off as we do not use 120Vac all the time. Leaving the inverter powered on does draw power from the batteries.
Switz, my cuisineart 12 cup electric draws 970 watts and makes the 1500 watt inverter a bit grumpy when we use it. Only takes about 7 mins and it is now one of the necessities of life. Sure beats messing about with the French Press. You may wish to revisit the 1000 watt inverter. My inverter is a Samlex, made off shore. Perhaps the US made inverters are not so quick to complain. Jim
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Coffee is like our TV, we all have our favorites. Being an indecisive individual, I carry an espresso machine, a drip machine and a french press. I guess i just can"t live without my coffee.
Now your talking coffee.. espresso is a must, or it's a bust. The TV goes before the espresso machine goes in my tug...
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