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Old 10-18-2014, 09:14 AM   #281
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Should the quest for perfect coffee ever end? Say you're lying (laying?) on your deathbed, and someone brings in a cup of coffee from a percolator, and having never tried it, you find it to be the absolute best coffee ever. Now, you missed out your whole life! Don't you feel terrible? Yes, I think you do...

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If perk coffee was my only choice, I would have to pass.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #282
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Do we really need a perfect cup of coffee, how about a good cup of coffee.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #283
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I'm surprised by the number of instant coffee people on here. I understand it's ease of use attraction, but, unless it's changed tremendously since last time I tried it, as you with perk, I'll also have to pass...

-Red, starting the instant coffee argument...
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:20 AM   #284
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Do we really need a perfect cup of coffee, how about a good cup of coffee.

Blasphemy...

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Old 10-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #285
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Blasphemy...

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Alumalina next spring, Cowboy coffee over the campfire in my 11qt boiler. Bring your best mug.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:23 AM   #286
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The search for the perfect cup of coffee is like searching for the Holy Grail. It will always go on and may never be found but the search is addicting. So the latest answer to the perfect cup of coffee is Bulletproof coffee. It is "upgraded coffee," blended with Brain Octane Oil (MTC oil) and unsalted grass-fed butter or ghee. This coffee is supposed to give you clear, focused energy and keep you feeling full. Some studies have even suggested that it aids in weight loss.

Clearly that is getting close of course i have not tried it yet.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:36 AM   #287
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This is a great thread. Coffee is a vital topic to cover on an RVing forum. Iím pretty sure that the definition of ďcampingĒ requires the drinking of coffee in the morning, no matter how itís made. You ainít camping if you donít drink coffee.

To my way of thinking, the best java is made with a French press. The method (involving a plunger with a wire or nylon mesh filter) allows some dissolved solids from the coffee grounds to pass through the filter and end up in your coffee mug. This results in a coffee with substance to it: itís real coffee, not just brown water. Some object to the bit of sludge that sits in the bottom of the coffee mug, but thatís more of an aesthetic complaint, not a complaint about the coffee itself.

Admittedly, using a French press might be a little more work than the typical drip method of brewing coffee in that the used grounds arenít conveniently wrapped up in a paper filter ready for discarding, but shaking out the used grounds into a trash can and wiping out the pot isnít particularly difficult to do.
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:10 PM   #288
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Too hard to clean? You dump the grounds in the waste basket and wipe it with a paper towel. Whats so hard about that?

I wash my french press with soapy water and dump grounds and soapy water into the toilet. Added benefit - the suds are the last to come out of my sewer hose, and it is clean after 288 mornings over 3 years. No odor, and never use black tank chemicals. Of course, I only use French Market Dark Roast😊

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Old 10-19-2014, 05:03 PM   #289
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Nothing better than French Roast/French Press coffee!

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Old 10-19-2014, 05:42 PM   #290
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I've probably posted in this thread, but here goes... The gospel according to Drathaar!

I use a Melita #6 cone filter that fits into the neck of a Stanely thermos. We use good French roast. The grounds are easy to deal with, and the coffee is truly great!
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:39 PM   #291
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It's all about perspective. When I'm at home, my coffee is done with exact measurements, on the proper grind setting, with the proper sitting time. When I'm waking up in the Airstream and tired from miles of hiking or gallons of drinking the day prior (or both), coffee is coffee. We have instant for when we are really tired or lazy, and we have a classic blue percolator that works just fine. Tastes "good" even with some grounds in there. When I go backpacking, I'm happy just to have the water hot enough to dissolve the instant coffee.

So to answer the original question of the thread? I looked into propane powered coffeemakers, and considering spending much $$$ on something fancier, and ended up with a pot for boiling water and a $20 percolator.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:15 PM   #292
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We use a Bialetti Moka Pot (comes in various sizes). Easy to use, easy to clean and great espresso type coffee. I also use a Nespresso Aeroccino Plus milk frother - yes it's electric and a bit spendy, but does a great job heating and frothing very quickly (550 watt draw). Favorite coffee is Caravan (Portland, OR), not only because my Kiwi husband calls our AS a caravan, but because it's really good and always fresh, fresh, fresh. A fun video on the Bialetti can be found on the Long Long Honeymoon site. Always great to start the day with a good hot cup of coffee. Cheers!
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I've spent my time looking for the perfect coffee cup. Today I'm using a Nissan ultra. It's more of a desk type, not really good for travel.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #294
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This morning camped in Tennessee we were out of Chemex filters so pulled out two handy Folgers singles coffee bags. Not bad at all.

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