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Old 02-03-2012, 12:16 PM   #141
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I wonder if AS would install one of these as an option?...

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Maybe if I won the lottery. It sure is slick and bodes well with my constant push for efficiency, but that thing probably costs more than a compact sedan.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #142
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We use a Farberware stove top percolator for our main coffee source...since we got this we have not used the small drip coffee maker we have..and it works whether we have electricity or not!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #143
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We have always used a Melitta Drip coffee maker. Heat the water in a tea kettle on your gas stove (don't always have electricity), make as many cups of coffee as you want, and put in a thermos to keep warm as you sit by your campfire. I am very fussy about my coffee. Only Starbucks, preferrably Sumatra, and the Melitta makes it perfectly. I find the Mr. Coffee's don't heat the water hot enough to bring out the full flavor of the beans. Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #144
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Nespresso..... It is like Starbucks right there in the trailer in the kitchen..... It is great!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #145
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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'
I have an Aeropress as a backup at home, use my espresso machine every day, currently a Breville, because I NEED my caffeine & my wife is strictly decaf. The Breville machine is really great too, with built-in grinder for my fresh Peet's beans.

On the road I usually use a presspot for the same advantages: heat water on the stove & pour it over some nice grounds.

If there are any readers that will be at NorCal Casini, I will be glad to pour an Aeropress but the press pot has more caffeine: water contact over time is the major impact on caffeine. The Chemex is also great, designed by a Brazilian guy who did research on reduced acids, maximum flavor, etc, and my mom used one of these in the 50's, 60's etc.

BTW: Yum! fresh coffee, maybe some nice warm bread product on the side, and on the weekend, a small touch of brandy for balance.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:38 AM   #146
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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 ...
Bodum makes two sizes of stainless steel stovetop espresso makers; we have the larger one and then cut the espresso with an equal amount of boiling-hot water. This makes 2.5 cups (8oz each) in a carafe of what Starbucks sells as "Cafe Americano." This is the best coffee we have ever made at home or on the road. No filter or electricity needed, just coffee at its best!

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Boy....Koffiee is 'kinda like hiche's and tyres aren't it.

'spresso ain't koffie, drip ain't perked, and pressed ain't nutt'n.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #148
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Good Instant Coffee Options

This is probably heresy to all those french press, percolator, Italian coffee maker, and other aficionados, but newer instant coffee options are a far cry from the old Folgers and Tasters Choice days.

The new Starbucks Via line is quite good, in a variety of flavors. But my recent favorite is the Trader Joe's Instant Coffee Packets "All Dressed Up with Creamer & Sugar." Picture below.

When traveling for business or when I used to car camp, I'd always have a ten pack along with creamer/sugar/stick/napkin packs that I'd grab from the hotel in-room coffee stand before checking out. On a side note, hotel rooms are a good source of free trailer/RV supplies - an old road-warrior trick is to empty out not just travel-size toiletries (remember to hide the previous day's shampoo and conditioner so they give you fresh ones!) but also the coffee kits, any tea bags, plus any of the nice "to go" coffee cups that often include a cooling sleeve and lid, very useful for boon docking!

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #149
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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???
It's a Mukka Expresso model, I don't know much about other than it looked neat when we saw it in Williams Sonoma and it works well. It's peculiar in operation but the end product is great.
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It's a Mukka Expresso model, I don't know much about other than it looked neat when we saw it in Williams Sonoma and it works well. It's peculiar in operation but the end product is great.
Thanks...I've just ordered one, and we'll see....I see that there's a lot of issues with them on the reviews (impossible to use, hard to clean, etc) but we'll give it a shot. We carry a Saeco around in the trailer that we've used every morning for 5 years, and it's still kicking -- but it takes up a lot of space in the trailer and doesn't work (obviously) if we're not connected.
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Thanks...I've just ordered one, and we'll see....I see that there's a lot of issues with them on the reviews (impossible to use, hard to clean, etc) but we'll give it a shot. We carry a Saeco around in the trailer that we've used every morning for 5 years, and it's still kicking -- but it takes up a lot of space in the trailer and doesn't work (obviously) if we're not connected.
These are very easy to use and make excellent espresso. You can find instructions on YouTube. Two important things to know: only clean with water (no soap) and keep the gasket clean and in good condition. You'll have to replace the rubber gasket every couple of years with frequent use. Everyone has their own preference in coffee, but many coffee/espresso conessuers view a Moka Pot as the best of the best espresso. Consider ordering some Illy Moka from Illysusa.com .... it will make your lips do flips!
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #152
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Boy....Koffiee is 'kinda like hiche's and tyres aren't it.

'spresso ain't koffie, drip ain't perked, and pressed ain't nutt'n.

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We just got back from camping and used our new coffee maker for the first time. By far the best camping coffee I've ever had. It's called "the clever coffee dripper" It makes two cups at a time and comes out clean with no chunks. The best part is, it's only 15 bucks. I got it(as well as all my coffee) from latitude23coffee.com. Boil water, add 25-30 grams of coffee to the filter, let sit for 4 minutes, set on cup to drain.
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