How Do You Make Coffee (The Juice Of Life)

Arlyn Aronson

Super Active Member
Jun 11, 2014
2,148
Houghton, MI
We make it EVERY morning and STRONG with oily beans. While camping we use a drip cup thingy for convenience. We might run our camper out to a nice NFS CG over the weekend and leave it there.
 

hayyward

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Silver Supporting Member
Sep 16, 2006
318
Packerland
Coffee is about the only thing I cook in the camper on the stove top. I use a Coleman percolator and always prep the coffee the night before so it's ready to go and I don't have to fumble around in the morning. When I wake up, I fire up the stove then go back to sleep for the 20 minutes or so that it takes to actually brew. The smell of coffee wakes me up.
 

Hey Now Bob

Member
Jun 4, 2022
28
Memphis, TN
We use a french press. We have 2 GSI insulation cups that are presses, one for my beautiful bride and one for me. It takes a few extra minutes but the quality is worth it. We just keep enough water hot so it's quick to make extra cups as we go. It's also worth the extra mess. We put the grounds in a separate water tight container.

When we backpack we sometimes bring this with. Otherwise we use instant. We've used Starbucks VIA in the past, but that seems to have been replaced by something else of theirs. It's never really as good as a press anyway.
 

Arlyn Aronson

Super Active Member
Jun 11, 2014
2,148
Houghton, MI
We use a french press. We have 2 GSI insulation cups that are presses, one for my beautiful bride and one for me. It takes a few extra minutes but the quality is worth it. We just keep enough water hot so it's quick to make extra cups as we go. It's also worth the extra mess. We put the grounds in a separate water tight container.

When we backpack we sometimes bring this with. Otherwise we use instant. We've used Starbucks VIA in the past, but that seems to have been replaced by something else of theirs. It's never really as good as a press anyway.
We tried french press but got sick of cleaning it out. We usually bring our own water and don't like to wash things like a press.
 

BillyMc

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Mar 25, 2018
2,488
South Carolina
The smell of coffee wakes me up.
I brew it outside because it wakes everyone else in the camper too. I generally wake up well before daylight. My only quiet time is between waking up and everyone else waking up. Once others rise it's constant chatter of some sort, can we this or that, what are we fixing for lunch, or a thousand other similar questions. I'm a take it as I go person, DW is a start to finish detailed agenda planned person. The boys are all over the place. Still our outings are by far the most fun we have and better than anyone could ask for.
 

OTR1522

Member
Jun 9, 2018
74
We go traditional Mr Coffee- put a 1500 watt Inverter in to run off of batteries. Added a outlet in trailer to plug in- first thing in morning is turn on Inverter and hit switch on coffee- as soon as it is done brewing we put into a stainless growler to keep hot. With new lithium batteries and solar set up we are good to go. My wife laughs every time we make coffee saying this might be the most expensive coffee we drink but she smiles when she doesn’t have to get out of bed to enjoy that first cup- it’s the simple things in life- 😂🤔😂
 

Groomporter

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Jan 30, 2021
456
Minnesota
I brew it outside because it wakes everyone else in the camper too. I generally wake up well before daylight. My only quiet time is between waking up and everyone else waking up.
I'm the same way, even at home my internal clock wakes me up about 7am no matter how late I've been up, or if I had some drinks before bed. And sitting in the quiet of the morning with a cuppa and reading something, or just watching the squirrels and birds is a great start to the day
 

GaWalker

Member
Nov 30, 2017
30
The Great State of Georgia
The vast majority of my mornings start with multiple mugs of black half-caf drip coffee. Anybody remember the ad long ago that stated "It picks you up and calms you down?"
If electricity is available I use a $3 drip machine from a thrift store. No electricity and normally use perc or French press. Feeding the addiction was a major concern prior to our Yellowstone trip as campgrounds had no electricity and strict rules about leaving stoves and cooking gear outside. Assembling the stove brewing, clean-up and then putting it all away was not part of the plan for mornings where we were getting to the trails at 6:30 AM. My solution was Starbucks' Cold Brew Concentrate. Adding cold water and hazelnut creamer and it made an acceptable, low effort drug delivery system. Might also be applicable to those hot and humid southern summer mornings.
 

kitphantom

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Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
14,044
Albuquerque, NM
I never got to like drinking coffee, but my folks drank percolator coffee, so I learned to make it for them, as a youngster back in the late '60s. They added a pinch of salt to the grounds basket.
When I started my first job, one of my tasks was to make coffe in the "Mr. Coffee".
I know some like cinnamon or vanilla in their coffee. Years ago we had to clean out the big Bunn drip coffeemaker at church, because someone added one or the other to the water reservoir.
I like good tea, and make spiced chai every now and again.
Apparently the foster daughter adds just a smidge of salt, pepper and cinnamon to the grounds in their drip machine.
 




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