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Coffee Pots

Postby Lynn Coleman » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:38 pm

Well most folks like coffee, personally I don't but hubby drinks enough for the two of us. We bring our household coffee pot with glass carafe.

What I'm wondering is what all of you do for your coffee brewing. I've thought about getting an old percolator, there's always those camp stove pots that you set on the campfire or gas stove but I'm looking for something small and very portable, since he's the only one drinking the coffee.

What are your suggestions?

PS he hates instant coffee.
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Postby Claw » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:46 pm ... em*element

I use a coffee press that is made of lexan (plastic). If you are unfamiliar with a coffee press it is quite simple. I heat water over my stove and pour it into the press that containes the desired amount of coffee grounds, then let it steep for a about 4-5 minutes, push the screen down and pour coffee into your cup.

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Postby CASHCOW » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:04 am

I have an OLD aluminum coffee pot that my mom actually used to make coffee before the Mr. Coffee and perculator was invented... :lol: She finally put it in the camping stuff with her cast iron pans...... so when she died, I got all of those. The coffee pot is simple to use and get the coffee made in about 15 minutes on the coleman stove. If you are wanting one that operates on 112v....then you might check with some of the coffee makers for the ones with a caraffe instead of the glass pot.....
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Postby jdarkoregon » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:37 am

I've been wondering the same thing, thanks Lynn for the thread.

Anybody else got any methods?
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Postby Podunkfla » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:55 am

Another "French Press" guy here... Just makes great coffee and it's simple. :thumbsup:

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Postby MSG Hall » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:03 am

we make STRONG coffee over here! ;)

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Postby Geron » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:55 am


Get an Aeropress


And Don't look back :roll:

A former Press Pot (French Press) guy, the Aeropress beats the press pot hands down for convenience, speed, cleanup, control over brewing, taste, etc. etc.

I've tried and still use from time to time (except for perk!!)
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Percolators (worst way to brew coffee ever!)

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Postby len19070 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:55 am

SFC Hall wrote:we make STRONG coffee over here! ;)


I made a "Coffee Pot" like that once. It was the Navy version though.

Then we got Hi Tech and made one using one of the Ships fresh water evaporators.

That was good coffee. :?

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Postby Rick Sheerin » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:25 am

There is only one way to make coffee when you're camping. You percolate it!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: If you do it properly it comes out perfect every time. You could bring a carafe to keep it warm, but I like to put it off to the side of the fire. :coffee:
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Postby BrwBier » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:31 am

We used to use a one cup coffee maker and Folgers singles, that was B.T. (before teardrop). now we have a Gevalia coffee maker with a carafe (their free on line).
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Postby Gaelen » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:08 am

I haven't settled in on a coffeepot to put in the trailer yet--for now, I've been using the system that I always took tent camping. It's also the system I take on the road when I'm traveling, and I keep an extra one in my desk at work...

I heat water in my small pot...
I set up the cone...
I brew directly into my mug of choice.
Although this says it's a '1 cup' size, it's actually the same size cone that came in the Gevalia freebie (back when it was a four cup pot). It uses a #2 filter cone...easily brews 32 oz.
It also comes in colors and with a matching mug if you want to get fancy...but mine are just basic coffee brown.

I must say, that Aeropress looks pretty cool, though.
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Postby elmo » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:10 am

Podunkfla wrote:Another "French Press" guy here... Just makes great coffee and it's simple. :thumbsup:

+2...Makes great stuff.
It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
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Postby jeepr » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:35 am

Cabelas coffee pots

Percolator coffee is the only way to go when camping. :thumbsup:
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Postby Steve Frederick » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:42 am

Ever tried cowboy coffee?

Boil water and grounds in a soup can! When the grounds sink, it's ready!
Just pour off the "coffee" carefully, into your cup.

Sounds rough, but I actually drank it for a week on a paddling trip. (no space in the kayak for coffee makers) Not bad!!
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Postby BILLYL » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:44 am

Since I am the only one that drinks the stuff I bought a Coleman Drip coffee maker that sits on top of your camping stove. Works real nice.

I will also make "Hungarian Coffee" - I guess the best way to describe it - as a close cousin to Cowboy Coffee. Take a large coffee pot - put in some ground coffee - a few egg shells - cold water. Place on fire and boiler her up. Real good....................

I also have a stove top expresso maker. Nice to make some strong coffee

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