How do you make coffee in camp?

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How do you make coffee in camp?

Electric drip coffeemaker (Mr. Coffee, etc.)
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13%
Electric percolator
1
1%
Stovetop / campfire percolator
65
37%
Instant
15
9%
French press
26
15%
Camp store / restaurant
2
1%
Mooch from the neighbors
4
2%
Coffee? Ewww.
20
11%
Other (please describe)
20
11%
 
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Postby Nitetimes » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:36 am

Coke bottle out of the cooler.......I don't do coffee. Yuuckk!!!! 8) 8) :lol: :lol:
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Postby Senior Ninja » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:24 pm

French Press.

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Postby Wolfgang92025 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:25 pm

Starting drinking black tea when I was a teen in Germany.
About the only time I drink coffee is for breakfast in a restaurant.

Guess that makes me a teatotaller :lol: :lol: :lol:

Until dinner, and then it's time for a nice cold beer.

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Postby Ageless » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:40 am

I have both a 12V brewer and a stovetop perk
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Postby bobhenry » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:10 am

With Electric ~~~
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and cinnamon rolls in the toaster oven !!!!


on the fire or camp cook top ~~~

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Postby iOpine » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:32 pm

We're Aeropress folks, too. Have the traditional blue percolator and Coleman stove, heat water, and then... Connie Aeropresses 2 double-shots straight into a 4-cup carafe -- MAGNIFICO!! :applause:
Leftover water helps with the dishes later.
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Postby Toytaco2 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:42 pm

As one who worked 30 years in the ground roasted coffee business, I can be a stickler for good coffee most of the time. But somehow, things change in camp - especially on a really cold morning in the deer hunting camp. At those times all I need is my old stove top percolator and the Coleman Stove. No matter how long it cooks, it always seems to taste great and hit the spot - no sugar, no creamer - just strong and black!
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Postby jopasm » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:54 pm

May try a percolator eventually (my grandmother used one) but so far my preferred method is a non-electric drip. It's a plastic cone with a flange on the bottom. Put it on top of a vacuum carafe, drop a filter in the cone, fill with grounds, and slowly pour just-off-the-boil water over the grounds. You can control the water temp and pour speed precisely so it makes a great cup (and it's a cheap setup). I can make a travel mug or a whole carafe, the vacuum carafe will keep it piping hot for a couple of hours and drinkably hot all day.
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Postby caseydog » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:59 am

I have found the best way to enjoy a hot cup of coffee while camping is to walk around the campground with my cup until someone offers me some coffee. Generally takes just a few minutes.

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Postby legojenn » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:51 am

I'm a coffee press person. I have this nifty GSI lexan press that I think is no longer produced by them. I've tried every method I could think of to prepare coffee and have always come back to the press. The down side to my press is that the plunger gets stuck no matter how coarse I grind the beans. I'm sure that the plunger getting stuck assumedly is one of the reasons that it is discontinued. Before that I used to bring instand coffee with me. No muss. no fuss, but a weird aftertaste.

Now that I work in a building with a Starbucks inside, I drop in once every couple of days. Actually, I don't think that there is a building left in Ottawa without either a Starbucks or Tim Horton's. Anyhow, Starbucks is advertising, er no hyping the crap out of VIA instant coffee. They claim that it tastes just like their brewed coffee, though I find that their brewed tastes kind of burnt. I'm wondering if at $1.15/packet whether it's worth it to not have the nuisance of coffee preparation. I am not sure that I am ready to part with my coffee press just yet. I find that $1.15 per serving is too expensive, and I am not confident that there is an instant coffee out there that doesn't taste all chemically.
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Postby Arne » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:25 am

Microwave oven and instant coffee... once I add the french vanilla coffee creamer in quantity, the quality of the coffee is destroyed, anyway.
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Postby Geron » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:55 am

Aeropress user's: Have you tried the "inverted" brewing method with the Aeropress.

Solves the major complaint of "It takes twice as much coffee grinds" in the aeropress.

It's covered in the 40 pages and nearly 2000 post on the Coffeegeek forum. But if you're a new user you may not have read all the posts. If anyones interested I'll take some pics and post the method.
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Postby Corwin C » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:22 am

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love the aroma in the morning... :thumbsup:

Does this mean I mooch from the neighbors? :oops:
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Postby Greg M » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:11 pm

Geron wrote:. If anyones interested I'll take some pics and post the method.


I'd be interested. I assume you start off like normal, but flip it over for a little bit before ramming the plunger all the way down?

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Postby Geron » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:36 pm

Greg M wrote:
Geron wrote:. If anyones interested I'll take some pics and post the method.


I'd be interested. I assume you start off like normal, but flip it over for a little bit before ramming the plunger all the way down?

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Hi Greg,
I learned this from the Coffeegeek forum. I did not think of it myself.

Start off with the Aeropress inverted with the plunger pull out to about the 4 or as far as possible to maintain stability
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Put in the ground coffee or grind into the Aeropress
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Add the hot water (your preferred temp ;) ) and stir: Caution, if you have freshed roasted coffee it will bloom right out of the aeropress
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This is now very similar to a press pot. Let the grinds extract your preferred length of time. I usually go about 2-3 minutes.
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Replace the cap with the filter, invert onto the cup and press
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Enjoy and ready for the next cup. About 15 second cleanup!! Much, Much easier than a french press but with much the same results plus a clean, filtered cup!!!
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Using this method you do NOT have to use double the amount of coffee as per the factory/inventor's instructions. I use 1 scoop (11 g) for a 6 oz of water.
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