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Old 07-29-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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Coffee Press - Percolator or ??

We use a percolator for coffee and really like it with the exception of clean up. Lots of pieces to clean and when boon docking takes additional water to clean to get all the grounds out of basket, etc.

We've used presses before and like them as well, but again clean up can be a bit of an issue, but better than a percolator. The downside on the press you I have not found one you can use the press directly on the stove, you heat the water in a separate pot then poor into press.

Does anyone know of a press you can put right on the burner of the stove?

We want something that can be used boon docking without power and that can make at least 6-8 cups.

What else is everyone using?

Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:51 PM   #2
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Doesn't quite fit your bill but thought worth mentioning that Aeropress makes a ridiculously good cup of coffee for camping. Single serving cups but after trying every other method we switched for good and LOVE it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:14 PM   #3
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There are long threads already on various coffee-makers in the Stella's Kitchen forum:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484/

. . . including these:

Best: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...er-132587.html
French Press: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ss-168147.html
Keurig: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484/keurig-167913.html

The first thread linked above has over 100 posts, and lots of discussion about techniques which work while boondocking without electrical power.

We boil water in a tea kettle, and use a Melita drip filter over either a cup or a carafe for larger quantities.

Keep It Simple . . .

Good luck!

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Old 07-29-2017, 01:25 PM   #4
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Been using the AeroPress the last few weeks. With quality beans it makes an excellent cup of coffee. Next best thing to espresso I have found. I use the metal filter with an espresso burr grind.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:29 PM   #5
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We also boil water in a small teapot on the stove.
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We use a percolator with a Melita wrap filter in the basket to reduce cleanup.


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I had a French press, but when it broke I chose to replace it with the Melitta pour over. EASY! Good fresh beans make a huge difference but good water is even more important. ESPRESSO intensity? Very hot water 375 F. Do not spill that one on your lap.
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I had a French press, but when it broke I chose to replace it with the Melitta pour over. EASY! Good fresh beans make a huge difference but good water is even more important. ESPRESSO intensity? Very hot water 375 F. Do not spill that one on your lap.
How do you manage 375-degree water? Pressurized environment? It should vaporize over 212 at STP.

I too broke my original (glass) coffee press in the trailer... I carried my dirty dishes in a bin on the floor of the shower and one trip forgot to secure the showerhead, which came off the hook and fell on the Bodum. I replaced it with a stainless-steel vacuum-insulated french press that's better in every way than the glass ones (at least every objective way). I think they've discontinued my exact model but they (and their competitors) still make functionally similar ones. It's extra nice that it keeps the coffee hot MUCH longer than the glass ones.
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Nespresso

We are really happy with the Nespresso system. They make a mini version that is perfect for the counter space in our 25FB. Its also very stowable
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We have had all different kinds of coffee pots...well, I actually think we've had EVERY kind of coffee maker and/or pot. Our favorite coffee ever is made in our blue speckled Coleman coffee pot on the stove. Old school, I know, and all of them to me seem to require the same amount of cleaning. I guess you could get a Keurig, but I never really liked ours and they sure don't last very long and you're committed to electricity on that as well.

We just love our Coleman and I dump and wipe out the grinds with a paper towel and then wash. Always looks brand new.
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This is what I use on the road. Heat water in teapot, pour it through and that's it.
Throw out cone filter and grounds, rinse pot with a little water.

https://www.amazon.com/Melitta-Cone-...ur%2Bover&th=1
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Melita with a stainless steel "thermal" carafe underneath it. Near boiling water and fresh ground beans go in. Coffee will stay nice and hot for hours ....

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We use a paper filter drip electric coffee maker at home bring it when we travel. It allows us to plug in and brew when at an electric campsite just like at home. When dry camping we set it up the same, but dump the carafe of water into a cook pot, put the pot on the galley stove, flip open the lid on the top of the coffee maker and dump the boiling water over the waiting ground coffee.

We had a prized Meilita 10 cup for years but had to put her down owing to "plumbing problems". Now we have a black and decker 12 cup (we drink coffee for hours in the morning) that's pretty good too. Plus I think it turns into a table saw or something... never got that feature to work though. Get the kind with a lid that flips up to expose the coffee and filter basket, not the kind with the filter basket holder that swings out (rhymes with Mr. Toffee) so you can access the coffee for the "dry camping pour through" method.

As for a coffee press... ixnay on the esspray. We tried that on our first long trip. Have you ever tried to clean one of those things? It takes large amounts of water (which can become a precious commodity when dry camping) and no matter how hard you try, some grounds go down the drain (I could loose sleep thinking about coffee grounds clogging my waste water drains). The paper filter types have neither of these problems.
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Cleaning the press can be done without gallons of water. I have in fact cleaned my press more times than I could accurately count. I pour the last stupid of liquid out, empty the damp grounds into the trash, wipe the inside with a paper towel or napkin (preferably 2nd use for a towel I started with another cleanup) then it doesn't take much water to rinse the filter-screen and clean the press.
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