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Old 10-02-2011, 08:58 PM   #183
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French press on the stove. I boil a kettle full of water so I can fill the thermos with boiling water as the coffee brews. When the coffee is ready, I pour myself a big cup, and the rest into the heated thermos which will keep it hot and fresh tasting most of the day.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:35 PM   #184
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I haven't stayed anywhere other than a place that has power, but that's by choice.

I like a good cup of coffee and I have gone to great lengths to have one wherever I go. I spent 7 months in Afghanistan last year with about 5 of those months on a patrol base where we had no running water and limited electricity. I used a MSR Dragonfly multi fuel, my canteen cup, a hand grinder, and a french press I brought along. My brother would send me several pounds of coffee every couple of weeks to keep me stocked up.

I also acquired a large coffee thermos that I would heat the water up and using a wire mesh filter over the thermos I would slowly pour the coffee into it. I would make coffee for the Marines and needless to say everyone loved having a good cup of coffee instead of the crap stuff that came with the MRE's. There was something very soothing about making a cup of coffee even in a crappy place.

If I go boondocking I will either use the instant starbucks packs or heat up hot water on the stove and my use my french press.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:31 AM   #185
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As I've mentioned before, the Aerobie portable coffee press is the best we've ever used to make our morning coffee - we still use it every day!

AeroPress® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys

The 'backup' Aerobie we bought a few months ago came with a nice zippered cloth pouch to keep all the parts together...

All we add is:
1. Rich, dark, French Roast beans...
2. small portable bean grinder...
3. filtered water and a way to heat it - in the microwave oven at home, and in a small kettle on the propane stove when in the AS...
4. small 'pencil' temp gauge for the heated water...
5. Oh yes, a couple of nice ceramic mugs to hold that aromatic brew...

By 'pressing' the 175 degree water through the Aerobie press, you get an expresso-like shot, to which we then add additional heated water for our rich dark brew of 'Cafe American' - we don't add sugar or milk, that spoils the natural rich taste of the coffee, IMHO...

I can smell the aroma now...
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #186
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As I've mentioned before, the Aerobie portable coffee press is the best we've ever used to make our morning coffee - we still use it every day!

AeroPress® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys

The 'backup' Aerobie we bought a few months ago came with a nice zippered cloth pouch to keep all the parts together...

All we add is:
1. Rich, dark, French Roast beans...
2. small portable bean grinder...
Ray, your post got me interested, so I ordered an Aeropress for $30 from Amazon, along with a Hario Mini-Mill Slim Hand Grinder [http://www.amazon.com/Hario-MSS-1B-M...dp/B001804CLY].

Because Sue and I primarily boondock, we've been pretty happy with a stovetop percolator: great brew, but long on prep time and cleanup. I have to say we get at least as good a cup of coffee, if not better, from the Aeropress/Mini-Mill combo! Cleanup with the press is done in seconds, and the mill gives a very consistent grind, while easily adjustable to produce whatever grind you want. Bottom line: no electricity required, and you get a little upper-body exercise grinding your own coffee beans! Heck, you could even take this setup on a short backpacking trip, and enjoy an outstanding cup of coffee while watching the sunrise/sunset! Thanks for the tip, Ray!
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #187
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Clever Coffee Dripper

If you like French press coffee, but not the cleanup (especially if you're trying to save water while dry-camping), here's a terrific gizmo that gives you the taste of French press, without the cleanup, or grounds in the bottom of your cup: the Clever Coffee Dripper

(http://www.amazon.com/ABID-CO-LTD-C-...4338477&sr=1-1)


For under $20, you get a filter cone that won't start draining until you set it on your coffee mug (yep, it easily makes 10 oz of coffee). Using a #4 coffee filter, you pour in the grounds for one cup, add hot water, stir, and let it steep for 4 min. Then when you set it on your cup, the bottom unplugs, and the coffee drains out. Then, just throw the filter cone away; that's it for cleanup! Makes a darn good cup of joe, too.

Cheers,
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #188
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That looks like a winner. You can't beat a melita filter cone for easy cleanup but the brewing time you get with this should make a much better cup of coffee.
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