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Old 06-13-2007, 01:58 PM   #15
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We use a Revere Copper Bottom perculator. We grind our coffee beans before we leave and place them in a sealed container. Perk on the propane stove.

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Old 06-13-2007, 02:07 PM   #16
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French press

We just got a french press with an insulated pot and it's shiny! We grind at home if we are boondocking. Cleanup isn't all that bad and it makes great coffee.

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Old 06-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #17
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Same as Bob & Carla. We use the French Press at home and on the road. Water is heated in shiney stainless pot, then pressed. The press doubles as a vacuum insulated carafe, so it stays warm for a long time.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by BamCamper
I use a similar method...heat the water on the stove top and then pour through a Melitta type cone filter into a stainless thermos. It stays hot for hours.

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Oh, Laura, thank you. My brother in law gives of-the-wall gifts with all the gift giving opportunities. A couple of months ago I unwrapped my birthday gift from him anticipating another wierd gift. He did not disappoint me. NOW I am not disappointed thanks to your post. I unwrapped an old collectible type ribbed aluminum thermos, with a cork for a stopper and red cup cap. I am not a coffee junky but do enjoy a morning cup occassionally. With a smiley blank stare I said "Thank you, Steve?" In his explanation he said,"For your Airstream." NOW I will carefully place it into our Airstream.

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Old 06-13-2007, 04:13 PM   #19
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We're from Santa Monica (where the foam meets the flakes) and as such we don't drink no coffee out of pots (just allow me to Vente a little)! We, bean' gourmets, only drink brew from just ground beans that have been carefully packed to prevent bruising. We would roast fresh beans, but the aroma brings the weak-willed sniffing around the door and if we give them any coffee, they're likely to whine about not being able to sleep. Since we dont have 110V when boondocking, we simply crush each individual bean with a pair of vice-grips or and use individual filters made from virgin wood pulp (G** forbid recycled-you just don't know where it's been). Tedious you say? Maybe, but counting the beans gives accurate reproducibility from cup to cup. There is no accounting for taste among bean counters! If part of a cup is allowed to get cold (we would normally throw it the street if we were in town and go back to Star*****) I simply stck the antenna for my handheld CB (linear amp'd, of course) and press talk. The RF(maybe it's BS, I forget) does the rest SALUD! Gosh! This is such an exciting topic. I think I'll go make a cup of coffee and try to calm down.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:38 PM   #20
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On the boat, we heat water in a teapot and grind beans in a GSI Lexan Coffee Grinder sitting on a 33 ounce GSI Lexan JavaPress


Coffee is served in two 16 ounce wide-base Sea Bowld Stainless Steel Travel Mugs that keep it hot for quite awhile. The press also has an insulating wrap.

Coffee never tasted so good as it does when kicked back in the cockpit at anchor on a cool, calm morning out on the water.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #21
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All this talk about beans is giving me gas. Any good quality Arabica bean works for me.

My thing is the water. Here in Minnesota we have very good water quality. I use only untreated water directly from the Prairie Du Chien aquifer. No chlorates, thank you.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #22
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Nothing fancy, boil water in the teakettle, pour it into the thermos/travel cup and pop in a Folger's coffee single. Same routine I use for starting the morning from a rest stop, then hunt for a doughnut.

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:56 PM   #23
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Saint Paul, MN tap water comes out at 8.4pH and is so alkaline an alka-seltzer nearly levitates above the water with a whirring noise, and dissolves in about twenty seconds... and when summer algae blooms in the shallow lakes they use for summer supplement it smells like a fishing pond straight from the tap... Its a buck a gallon for decent water in this neck of the woods...

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Old 06-13-2007, 06:20 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Wabbiteer
Saint Paul, MN tap water comes out at 8.4pH and is so alkaline an alka-seltzer nearly levitates . . .
The last lab report was even higher than 8.4pH. Minneapolis and St Paul both use the Mississippi River and surface water.

Water from the Prairie Du Chein aquifer may be hard, but it doesn't stink in the summer.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by ScottW
I use the propane stove to heat water and brew the coffee in a french press. Can also heat water on one of our coleman white gas stoves, outside.
Don't make more than we can drink in one sitting, so keeping it hot isn't a problem.
^ Thats what we do too.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:08 PM   #26
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Hi, we have a pot just like the one in post #3; I think it is a Coleman. And we only use bottled water. Oh yeah, so far we haven't even used it yet, we have been useing the 110 volt coffee maker. We have not been without 110 power since we bought the stove top model.

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Old 06-13-2007, 10:47 PM   #27
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Wow I'm psyched

I'm a coffeeholic and the lexan grinder is a GREAT idea. The two best things for coffee are: Filtered water and Fresh beans freshly ground.

Even Starbucks admits that coffee is 99.7% water so while I do drink tap water without reserve, when traveling especially I use bottled for coffee. Let's face it, water tastes different in different areas, and what you carry in your fresh water tank can go a bit off too over time.

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Old 06-14-2007, 07:10 AM   #28
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Interesting and informative...that's the Forum style. With our coffee we usually want some toast. How do you prepare toast? Aria

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