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Discussion in 'Boondocking' started by Econ, Nov 8, 2019.
If boondocking what method do you use? Always looking for better methods
There are percolaters (sp?), coleman makes a propane drip coffee maker.
We use this espresso maker. 12 cup version makes two outstanding travel mugs worth of coffee
Coleman percolator on the camp stove.
We use the CUISINART DGB650 which is grind and brew bean coffee maker.
The beauty of this coffee maker is it only needs power to grind and brew and then it pours up into a thermos carafe which keeps the coffee hot for many hours. We always bring along our favorite brand of bottled water so that we can get the same great coffee taste we like...
When boondocking I use my 2KW generator to grind and brew the coffee... Only runs off the generator for about 5 minutes then completely shuts down..
My 2KW generator is always sitting secured in the tail gate corner of my covered and locked truck bed. This goes where I go haha...
My backup coffee making is a coleman stove top perculator… I can grind up my coffee beans using a MR COFFEE grinder and always using our same bottled water we like can make a pretty good coffee pot of fresh ground bean coffee. Not as good as the Cuisinart makes but does rather well... When boondocking I can power up my Mr Coffee bean grinder using on-board Inverter or 2KW Generator...
I don't drink coffee, but have heard that some like this, home or away. I saw it in a World Market store this week.
Friends have used individual French Press insulated mugs from REI for camping too, at least before one had to give up coffee.
I don't drink coffee but had a friend along for part of my X-Country trip and she did need that morning cup of coffee. So I picked up one of these.
Coleman stovetop drip coffee maker. https://amzn.to/2rqyNOt I upgraded mine with the Quickpot stainless steel carafe that seems to no longer be available.
This is a neat and different idea. You set it on a burner and the burner heats the water. I always thought this had its own fuel source, but kinda like the burner idea.
They make a model that runs on propane called the Coleman Quickpot, this one just sits on the burner. I bought mine way before they came out with the quickpot. Percolated coffee can be quite bitter, so I wanted a drip coffee brewer instead.
Cheaper / simpler drip brewers are out there, they almost all are just cone filters that go over your mug. I have one for backpacking called the GSI Ultralight Java Drip, just heat your water in a separate pan, and run it through the filter / coffee into your mug. It's good if you are the only one drinking coffee...
French Press works well too, but not really my thing.
I agree, drip is the best method. I once watched a documentary on coffee and they said the percolator bastardized good coffee...lol.
In the morning - we use pour-over, water boiled on the propane cooktop; for a casual cup wife uses instant coffee
Classy ye olde Mirro Coffee drip step:
I use something called a myjoe I got from Amazon or a regular pour over. The coffee comes out kind of weak, but way better than what my outcome on the percolator made. Then again I never had much luck with my percolator. A friend made cowboy coffee but I just couldn't get myself to drink it.
I have seen those mentioned before, sort of a hybrid between a french press, and a Keurig. Interesting idea. Especially if you use the reusable filter cup. I would think you'd need to slow down your press to allow the hot water more time on the grounds...
I have done cowboy coffee before, not a big fan for sure.
I use a french press, especially when canoe camping, if i have electricity I use the electric coffee maker.
These days there are a lots of new gadgets for getting a cup of Joe. There are several viable ways to make coffee in the Boondocks. I've tried many ways, but come back to a percolator every time. They are cheap, durable, space efficient, and they work.
Used just about everything over the years- drip, pour overs, percolators. All made good coffee on cold mornings. Now that I have to deink decaf and the wife still drinks leaded coffee, we went to the Folger's teabag thingies. Not the best I've ever had, but not bad, either.