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Old 02-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #127
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I really like good coffee, as well as brewed tea. We heat water on the stove--the one that came standard in our AS--and use a non-electric drip coffee maker. Ours is a Chemex that makes 6 to 8 cups; there are many others. No need to wake neighbors even when dry camping. Bodum makes a really cool stovetop espresso maker, but it's capacity is one cup. However, one cup of real espresso wires me up just fine ...
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #128
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Their website is not very friendly. It doesn't seem to have a product search function.
Is that a percolator that heats on the stove? What is the size?
The general name for it is a "moka" but that's also one specific series of the Bialetti brand of them. The "moka" and "muka" are cast aluminum, and the "musa", "venus" and "class" are stainless. I think most of them are available in a couple of sizes, I have a smaller "musa" that I've had for 22 years (bought in Italy before it was easy to find such things here.) It makes GREAT coffee! I'd like a larger one (the size of Brad's) but what we're using now in the Argosy is a stainless French Press from Bodum, called the Presso. The biggest downside is that it's a bit fiddly to clean.

It's *NOT* a percolator, the process is much closer to an espresso machine than that. The water is forced through as almost steam (but not quite, an ideal temperature!) It only goes through the ground coffee once, not repeatedly like a percolator will do, so you don't get that bitter acidic taste you can get from a percolator.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #129
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We picked these up on our last trip. The Nespresso is a favorite, (the GF just picked up another one (in red) for the office). Next step is the 3000W inverter which I hear runs the power economical Pixie no problem. I like that there is no cleaning of grounds etc which seems a bonus on a relatively limit water supply.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #130
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #132
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Revere Ware Percolator and a Mr. Coffee

We most often use an electric Mr. Coffee, but keep an old 50's Revere Ware Percolator for those on the road coffee breaks and lunch in route situations. Anybody ever make perked coffee in winter and fail to use the vent or open a window? Wow!!! talk about wet and drippy...
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #133
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Chemex. Compact, simple, and perfect coffee. Same design for some 70 years.

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 AM   #134
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Huh? Maybe I need to go pull the plug on the 'stream and see if the inverter works, but I thought that that $180 Optima battery + inverter on-board would supply me with 120 AC for a little while (at least enough to brew a pot in a rest area before re-hitting the road after a restful night)???

Is there something about a battery + inverter + 120 AC coffee pot that won't work?
Im with WINESTREAM...
Here are a few thoughts we have run with.....
Black&Decker- ALL stainless 110AC No glass to break with a thermal base, it keeps it hot to the last cup!!

We also keep a stainless perk under the sink for campfires or the stovetop...just in case...

And we have for the rare ocassion hooked up to the inverter....
So I guess my thoughts are ....have a couple of options.....
one for 110 and one without...hope this helps..
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:40 AM   #135
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Third post on this thread...as you can read above, we went from a 'drip' maker to the Aeropress almost three years ago...

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Some great 'Coffee 101' info on the Aeropress site...

We still use the Aeropress EVERY DAY since we got it - in fact we bought a 2nd back-up press to keep in the AS...

Making true, dark, rich, almost 'creamy' black coffee from fresh ground beans could not be easier or quicker than the Aeropress - the ONLY water you need goes into your cup - we use a small tea kettle to heat water on the stove...

It's self cleaning as you eject the wet grounds from the press, and only the stir paddle needs a small rinse - or - you could actually wipe it with a paper towel and not use ANY WATER for clean up at all!

If you run into someone that uses the Aeropress and can talk them out of a fresh brewed cup, you'll love that little 'gadget' like we do...I know it looks 'funky', but it's one great coffee making 'machine'
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #136
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I wonder if AS would install one of these as an option?...

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That TopBrewer looks fantastic, maybe a bit overkill for an Airstream, but very sleek.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:16 AM   #138
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We picked these up on our last trip. The Nespresso is a favorite, (the GF just picked up another one (in red) for the office). Next step is the 3000W inverter which I hear runs the power economical Pixie no problem. I like that there is no cleaning of grounds etc which seems a bonus on a relatively limit water supply.
What is the first photo....it looks like a bialetti (which we have a moka express for when we're dry camping), but I've never seen that particular model before???
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #139
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...smell the coffee!

Wow, it was easy to wake up this thread. Which proves we coffee addicts love our morning jolt of the hot brown brew. And it is true...no matter how good or bad your coffee comes out, it's always 3 times tastier enjoyed outdoors.

I will probably just get this simple stovetop percolator for now. My 16' Sport is meant as a return to my simple tent camping days of years ago, but with nicer sleeping arrangements, as well as my own shower and toilet. That means space and weight are a premium. So only one coffee pot will I take with me. One pot to serve them all. Something like this one:
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