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Old 12-06-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
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I've noticed some pretty nifty coffee makers/cups at some of the rallies. I'm looking to upgrade from my old stovetop aluminum percolator. Does anyone have any suggestions that I might check out? Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:28 AM   #2
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If I have hookups I often just use a four-cup automatic drip. If I do not have hookups I just use the simple Melita filter cone pour-over, one cup at a time. Both require filters, but require no extra water for cleaning. K.I.S.S. principle.
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Hi Steve, I'm Steve with the 17' Boler at the SAFE meet. We got ours at costco last summer. I believe its supposed to be for iced coffee. It has 2 carafes with a filter that screws onto the lid. I'll see if I can find a brand name or link to the item.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:47 AM   #4
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Thanks Steve. I had sent you a personal message earlier. I'd appreciate any info you can find.
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If I have hookups I often just use a four-cup automatic drip. If I do not have hookups I just use the simple Melita filter cone pour-over, one cup at a time. Both require filters, but require no extra water for cleaning. K.I.S.S. principle.
Thanks for the response Lyle. I've carted around my 4 cup electric and an aluminum stovetop percolator in all my ex trailers. We recently bought a Bonair Oxygen and one of the downfalls with it is a pronounced lack of storage. I'm making a few mods to help rectify the situation but I'd still like to consider a new system.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:53 AM   #6
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I have used an AeroPress for over 10 years now and love it. Know lots of other folks now using it and enjoying it too. Lots of great methods though for making coffee, even with a peculator and proper brewing method.

Personally, one thing I would never do is rely on a machine that uses electricity. For starters there are very few that do a proper job. With good solar and batteries it is possible, just not needed for a good cup 'o Joe.
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Looked on amazon.ca and found one just like it. Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FFLY64U/..._UnvcCbR1ZYF1X
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Looked on amazon.ca and found one just like it. Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FFLY64U/..._UnvcCbR1ZYF1X
Thank you Steve. Your system looked to be one of the front runners after you showed it to me at the SAFE rally. Even though it is "cold brew" how do you use it for hot coffee? It hasn't melted yet?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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I have used an AeroPress for over 10 years now and love it. Know lots of other folks now using it and enjoying it too. Lots of great methods though for making coffee, even with a peculator and proper brewing method.

Personally, one thing I would never do is rely on a machine that uses electricity. For starters there are very few that do a proper job. With good solar and batteries it is possible, just not needed for a good cup 'o Joe.
Jim what is involved with the AeroPress? Is it easy to clean and maintain?
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There are a lot of options, and even though this question has come up a lot before with lots of responses, it's clear by the fact that no one so far has said: "this topic comes up all the time, do a search", that we really enjoy talking about it.

My two favorites:

-Aeropress makes great coffee. I don't prefer hot liquids in plastic, so though I use one when I'm at someone's house with one, I don't own one.

-I use a ceramic pour-over cone, and though it takes a little time to get consistent coffee down, it makes really good coffee.


French press is decent coffee.

Just please don't go k-cup. Most wasteful innovation in (crappy) coffee ever.
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We never have hookups, so it's always pour-over for us. It's arguably the best cup of coffee, especially with freshly ground beans. Call me weird, but I love watching the beans swell and the mixture froth as I slo-o-owly pour...

We make it directly into insulated mugs, so it stays hot a long time on a cold morning. We heat the water in our now-retired percolator (minus the guts). It stores more compactly than a kettle, and it's easier to control the pour. Hot water is available for tea and cocoa for the kids. Heats water for washing, too.

One cup at a time is best for us because I like mine much stronger than my wife, and we generally don't rise at the same time anyway.
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We use an old (193-) perculator without the insides to heat water then the more modern GSI
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I'm a big fan of the Aeropress:
Nice and compact for storage, especially when combined with the Porlex Mini grinder that fits partway inside.
Lightweight but sturdy. I don't have to worry about it bouncing around in the cabinets when we're driving down the road.
Really easy to disassemble and clean. Just 4 parts including the filter. After making coffee you just pop the "puck" of grounds out and then rinse it. I also use the Able DISK reusable metal filter, so no need to carry around the disposable ones, but a small stack of disposables lasts a long time.
I can heat the water up with propane when boondocking, no need for electricity.
It's pretty forgiving. I had a hard time getting everything just right with a moka pot, and kept making terrible coffee. It seemed like the beans, grounds, initial water temperature, etc all had to be exactly right or the end result was gross. Aeropress I might make it a bit stronger or weaker, but the end result was drinkable unless I forgot a step entirely.

Downsides:
Definitely more work than the Keurigs.
Requires a separate kettle or pot or something to heat the water in.
Only makes 1, maybe 2 cups of coffee at a time (fine for me, I only want 1)
Makes coffee that's sort of halfway between normal drip and espresso or french press. I actually like this style, but anyone who hates the thick, borderline-gritty coffee will probably have to use the disposable filters and double up on them.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:40 PM   #14
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If you prefer espresso, the "Minipresso" and "Nanopresso" hand pump machines may be worth looking at. Very compact and sturdy. They're normally not too bad to clean, but there's a lot of internal bits that aren't supposed to ever get anything but very hot water in them that I don't think are accessible to clean if you mess up and get grounds in there somehow. So, not quite as forgiving as the Aeropress where the whole thing can be easily pulled apart and cleaned.
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