1960 24' Tradewind
1956 30' Sovereign of the Road
1963 16' Bambi
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by Mel
We also use a Melitta into a thermal carafe. I think the cone method is much easier to clean than a french press. (For us, the easier the better when we're camping!)
Me too, boondocking or not. If I'm not in a hurry, sometimes I use the french press for full flavor. But I insist on fresh ground. I have a small old-fashioned Armin Trosser coffee grinder powered by elbow grease.
French press is the way to go. It makes such good coffee that we have tossed out the electric drip percolator.
Our french press is a 33 ounce insulated stainless steel model that keeps coffee hot for hours.
If you need to turn on your air conditioner,you've gone too far south!
We actually bought this at walmart for 38.00 before we got the Stream when we had planned on going tent camping. We actually tried it out on a small coleman stove and it worked great. Problem i guess would be storage. Just an idea. Then again, you should be able to sit it on top of the gas stove when not boondocking. Too bad we gave it all away, darn! Its called a Coleman Camp Coffee Maker.
[QUOTE=balrgn]So how do you make Coffee and keep it hot while your boondocking?
Coffee Brewing Methods
Right up there with bacon, whole-hog sausage, and Free-Range RedNeck eggs...Coffee! Make it fresh and when it cools...do it again.
Some very fine approaches listed! And, yes, the water and the beans are the foundation.
My favorite 5 ways of brewing coffee...
5. Sniffing out the best smelling A/S in the morning. Be sure to bring trade goods, your own mug and a very helpless-looking demeanor.
4. Boil water in the washed (optional) bean can from last night, remove from the fire, drop in 1/2 crushed eggshell and 1 handful of coarse ground coffee. Let sit for 3 minutes, add one small glug of cold water to settle the grounds, bite the end off and light the Romeo y Julieta Pyramides vintage #6 cigar and get ready for the launch. Amenities of this method: lead and other metals from the can, ashes from the fire, grounds in your teeth, 2nd & 3rd degree burns on your fingers from picking up the can, total privacy and undisturbed seclusion for masculine, morning macho meditation (cigar smoke repels most upright-walking organisms and Ruby, my JRT.)
3. Stove top espresso in Stainless Steel maker
2. Toddy Cold Water Extract Coffee Concentrate. Make it before the trip. Concentrate yield is about 1 quart per pound of coffee. I use this one after a week of #s 4 & 3. This method is a low acid brew that has the added advantage of being a very high quality instant. Just pour 1 shot of the concentrate into a preheated mug. Add boiling water and you are there. To prepare, buy 1 lb. of very coarsely ground coffee (caf or decaf or mix of both). Place felt filter and plug into bottom of brew decanter. Add coffee. Add Reverse-Osmosis (RO) water and let sit overnight (12-16 hours). Pull plug and set onto supplied glass receiver decanter. Allow concentrate to drain for a couple of hours. Refrigerate concentrate till ready to use. I use Grolsch Beer bottles for taking the concentrate camping. They have a wire-bail ceramic stopper with a rubber gasket and are indestructible.
1. Chem-X drip coffee maker. Just another drip method using delicate and artful glass (not plastic) brewer. Have had this one for 25 years or more and it miraculously has not exploded.
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Desert Hot Springs
Join Date: May 2006
I roast my green beans in a hot air popcorn popper till they are a nice dark brown .... let it rest a day ... ... grind it on a burr plate grinder and then measure 6 grams per cup when I brew it in a drip cone filter into a hot pot (like you see in any good coffee shop). It stays warm for a few hours if we don't drink it all right away. When you drink real fresh roasted coffee its hard to drink it any other way!
I also buy on e-bay ... through trial and error have found some good deals there.
Another link is ... Invalsa ( on the East Coast)
or I also support Sustainable Harvest Coffee at the following link..... Welcome
If you want sources for home roasting information PM me and I can send you more links
~~~one tip ...as important as choosing good coffee is how you roast it and how you grind it...for grinding I recommend the "KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee mill"