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Old 10-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #295
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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.

Do you have a backup plan?

Yes! We keep the percolator tucked back on the bottom shelf... Jut in case the French press breaks on the way.

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Old 10-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #296
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OK, have to weigh in. Day-to-day, we use a four cup Cuisinart drip coffee maker, takes #2 filters, use French Market coffee & chicory from New Orleans. The Cuisinart is cute as hell, stainless so it matches the Airstream interior, and super easy to clean. It does not make enough for marathon coffee drinking sessions, but it is quick to brew multiple pots. We can buy the French Market coffee locally, and it travels easily. I have been drinking that since law school. Our back up is our 29 year old Coleman propane stove, and my parents stainless steel percolator made by Revere Ware (I think).
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:05 AM   #297
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My son just gave me an Airopress coffe press for Christmas and having put it through its paces I am a convert. Quick, easy and minimal mess. The filter can be reused if you are that cheap. I am.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:11 AM   #298
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We use a small single serve Kerig. However, must confess our daughter manages a couple of Starbucks and each employee at each location gets a "mark out" once a week, which is a bag of coffee or a box of Kerig cups. So we don't have the significant expense.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:44 AM   #299
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I've always considered the brewing of a great cup of coffee while camping to be a true art form - unfortunately Keurig has replaced the art of brewing with the science of brewing - we got a Keurig for Christmas ..... it will be included as an additional Airstream necessity for all future road trips.


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Old 01-27-2015, 11:23 AM   #300
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:10 AM   #301
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"unfortunately Keurig has replaced the art of brewing with the science of brewing"

The problem I have with Keurig and other machines like it to include getting an Espresso at Starbucks etc. is they have no idea how I like my coffee. They think we drink it all the same way. So for me to take the few minutes to brew my own coffee is worth the wait. That way as the ad once said "I can have it my way".

It just seems to me there is just to many companies, governments etc telling me how I should like it. I know one can say there is mild coffee, bold coffee etc.

So lets be rebels and continue to brew our own coffee our way when camping.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:50 AM   #302
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I take a french press with me along with whatever roast of beans I am into that week Currently Sterling roasters are on rotation!

Only downside, I tend to leave the burr grinder at home and smooth the beans in an old blade grinder.... It is on the upgrade list
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:05 AM   #303
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Bialetti stovetop, Coleman Perc small,

Bialetti stovetop expressomaker is my prefered when travelling. It comes in a whole line with sizes from 2 to 12 expresso cups, but a 4 is my mainstay. Cast AU. Then I can dilute with milk to taste The o ring seal will go every year or so with hard use, but that's part of the charm for me ~10 part.

~$40 if you look around and there are knock offs. I think the older design is very slightly better.

I have a small medium coleman aluminum stovetop percolator with a wood handle from the 50s that makes 4 or 6 cups (8oz). I would use this for guests, larger groups or people who just don't appreciate expresso and I can use regular grind, cheapo coffee.

~$20

I'm underwhelmed by the french press method, seems like a a lot of work, and cleaning and whatever. Coffee tastes oily to me. I have a 4k plumbed built in german superautomatic at home so a countertop mr coffee drip machine isn't going to impress me. I'm religiously opposed to pods in general as a source of expense and garbage.

I don't like the idea of running large inductive loads (more than the microwave for short runs off of a battery/inverter).
Although I admit that the Illy machine and it's little incompatible with everything micropods is kind of cute.

When I win the lottery I will have a Miele 6000 Series Superautomatic with color touchscreen installed in my 2018 AS Land Yacht, powered by an onboard on demand 6KW ONAN.
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I take a french press with me along with whatever roast of beans I am into that week Currently Sterling roasters are on rotation!

Only downside, I tend to leave the burr grinder at home and smooth the beans in an old blade grinder.... It is on the upgrade list
Blade grinders are despicable.

I have a hand-cranked burr grinder for camping. Just over $30 from Amazon, available from many other sources as well.

Hario "Skerton" ceramic burr grinder

As long as I remember to put the kettle on before I start fiddling with the grinder, the coffee is ground and in whichever coffee-making device I've chosen that day before the water is hot enough anyway. Extra bonus, I store the hand grinder at home when we're not camping and can grind coffee without starting the generator in the event of a power failure.
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Good coffee maker for a trailer?

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I'm underwhelmed by the french press method, seems like a a lot of work, and cleaning and whatever. Coffee tastes oily to me. I have a 4k plumbed built in german superautomatic at home so a countertop mr coffee drip machine isn't going to impress me. I'm religiously opposed to pods in general as a source of expense and garbage.

Your opinion of course valid, but that's the point of french press systems - it does not filter out the coffee oils which impart the flavor. As a result, taste differences between coffee varieties at the same roast level become far more pronounced. That being said, the flip side, if there's one part of coffee apart from caffeine which may have health implications are the oils. Cleaning wise, I simply add a little water after use, swirl, then the contents go down the black tank.

Re PODs, at least nespresso, the costs are still cheaper than a coffee house, though outrageous compared to home ground. and Nespresso accepts all used pods at its stores for the recycling of the aluminum cases.

For me, at home, it's a nespresso citiz unit, and in my trailer, it's a hand grinder and Rok branded hand manual espresso pump for espresso and a french press for coffees.


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This thread has been running for very close to 5 years - 300 + posts and just shy of 28,000 views. Not too hard to see that a good cup of coffee is very serious business ......

..... and now Burger King owns Tim Hortons ......

..... we are doomed ......

..... the beginning of the end ....


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"Cleaning wise, I simply add a little water after use, swirl, then the contents go down the black tank.".

Well how dumb do I feel! You'd be amazed how many times I have wiped those grounds out with paper towel so they wouldn't go down the sink drain. Thank you!




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