How Do You Make Coffee (The Juice Of Life)

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  1. Groomporter

    Groomporter Active Member

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    Of course you can always go old school. [:D] I know an 18th century reenactor who was doing a little "coffee house" tent and roasting her own beans over the fire was part of a demo. But the smell of the beans roasting would probable attract all the coffee loving neighbors to you camp...
     
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    I’m one of those guys who thinks 2 is one and always try and have 3 sources or ways to do something.
    I use a French press, hand grinder, hand pump nespresso Wacaco, pour over and a $20 Walmart Keurig (which by the way lasts as long as the $150 ones I’ve had from Costco). I tend to boondock and prefer not to start the generator unless it’s absolutely necessary.
     
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    Plastic or silicone drip cups are pretty bullet proof and we leave them in the camper, so we can't forget them. We did forget filters once and used a clean wash rag as our filter.

    No one died of caffeine withdrawal during that trip. [8D]
     
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    Saw someone elsewhere complaining that their their 1400 watt Technivorm coffee maker was too much for their 1000 watt inverter and weren't willing to consider a different coffee maker. They were looking for a solution without having to run a generator just to make their coffee in the morning. I looked up the coffee maker and saw that it retails for about $300 and his rig was a $230K+ Airstream Atlas, I confess I didn't have much sympathy... [:O)] (And couldn't tell if he was just being a troll.)

    I confess if we had electricity we'd have something like the maker we had at home until it died that dripped straight into an insulated carafe to stay warm without continuing to draw power.
     
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    Pour over method in a mellita ceramic maker. Good strong taste (I drink it black) and less cleaning than a French press, percolator, or aero press.

    if it’s wilderness camping we are talking about, then it’s cowboy coffee method :)
     
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    As seen in our camp over the weekend. The bar cloth on the left needs to be placed over the drip cup to help retain some heat. pourcoffee98.jpg
     
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    Wen will we have Eric camping next to us?? [Guitar]
     
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    Hopefully soon :)
     
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    Back when we first started doing historical reenactments we got to know a blacksmith who usually had the first coffee available in camp. He would put a pot directly on the coals of his forge and with a few pumps of the bellows would have the water boiling. It wasn't the best coffee, but it was hot, and strong and on a cold October morning in Minnesota it was a great start to the day with some good friends.
     
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    We've had that "basic coffee" many time as well. But the pour over is pretty easy to do at camp. Where do they do reenactments there, in Pipestone?? If so, I grew up in SD just to the west of there.

    Hope we see Groomporter up to visit and camp with us this summer!
     
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    Just ordered the Stanley French press-thanks for all the tips in the thread.
     
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    Please do a review it after it goes into use. [8D]
     
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    We do an overnight trail work day with the local mountain bike association every year, and they have an outfitter cater the event. They bring a 1.5 gallon custom stainless steel french press.
     

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    Used it for the first time this morning and it made a great cup of coffee-perfect amount for the two of us. Definitely recommend.
     
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    I love you :)! Or anyone who makes good coffee.
     
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