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Old 07-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #29
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You can get metal stovetop vacuum coffee pots. I have one just like this and it makes very good coffee. You do miss seeing the water go up and the coffee come down.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #30
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To each his own, Some people think drinking coffee at all is a waste of time, and some wouldn't go anywhere but the best coffeehouse with a fresh roaster in the corner, even if they are out camping. Just because someone finds a method that works doesn't mean everyone else has to claim there is a better way.
That's true, like anything else.

I'm pretty much a purest about anything.

As far as coffee, I want coffee.............just black.

I used to have six teaspoons of sugar to each cup.
Then I weaned myself from sugar and forced myself
to drink it black. Now I wouldn't have it any other way.
I didn't realize I was drinking coffee flavored sugar.........

My uncles just put on a pot of boiling water and threw a
fist full of grounds in it. That's too stout for me.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #31
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Have you tried Starbuck's Via Instant Coffee, particularly the Italian Roast (extra bold instant coffee) or Decaf Italian Roast ( Dark instant coffee) ?

If you haven't tried it, you might give it a try. This might sound like herisy on this thread.

My wife, Suzanne, loves coffee and typically drinks 3-4 cups a day, and grinds her beans daily and uses a single cup Melita drip coffee maker for every cup of her daily coffee at home. She uses Peet's Summatra beans, because Starbuck's beans seem to have been burned during roasting.

But on the road in our class b rv, there isn't a lot of room for making drip coffee. She boils water in a wide base electric coffee percolator and adds the instant coffee. She's regards the instant coffee as "excellent", compared to the drip coffee. So that's it from one coffee lover.

Just our 2 cents. Hope I haven't ruffled too many feathers.
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I have to agree. It's a very good instant coffee. Makes you wonder what the other guys make their instant coffee out of. But, it is pricey.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:52 PM   #33
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Glenn,

Thank you for confirming this observation .

You are quite right that it is more pricey, about $1 a cup, vs $0.30 a cup for Peet's coffee beans/drip brewed.

Of course, compare this with what it costs for a cup of coffee at a barista and the convenience factor.

Enjoy!
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I have tried the Starbucks instant on a couple of occasions. I did find it a lot better than most of the jar type instants, and what it is, is super fine ground beans that get drank. It still lacks the freshness of extracting from fresh ground beans. And as long as you are having to boil water, it takes a little more effort to actually brew from fresh ground.

If I don't have one of my favourite brewing methods available, I am definitely not at all going to refuse a cup from other methods. :-)

Bottom line. If you enjoy what you are drinking, then all is good.
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This is how my husband makes coffee while camping. I found this description online.


Coffee Brewing Method #4

Posted on January 12, 2012 by apfergus
Personally, I have made coffee four different ways. Naturally, as an American I have used an auto-drip machine. My coffee brewing workhorse has always been a french press, though. I think it makes a better tasting coffee, especially compared to auto-drip in small quantities. As a wedding gift, someone gave me a moka pot, with which I have made exactly one fantastic cup of coffee which I have never been able to reproduce.
Now Iíve decided to try one of those cone things they sell at the grocery store next to the coffee filters for $5. Why not? Itís easily obtainable, at least some coffee snobs rave over them, and it will make a single serving of coffee. With these on the market, I donít understand how those $100 single cup drip machines survive.
I am not the authority on canonically good coffee, but I can tell you what I like. The few times Iíve used mine so far have all turned out very nicely. One thing to keep track of is how fast you pour the water. If a lot starts to pool up, grounds can get deposited on the side of the cone where they donít really see much water once it starts to drain. This probably over-extracts the grounds left at the bottom of the cone.
Overall, Iíll call it a success. The coffee produced was at least as palatable to me as my usual french press ritual. Keep in mind I donít measure my coffee out by weight. I squint at it, shrug and toss it in when it looks right. However, I do grind my beans fresh and usually use single origin. With the success of the pour-over method Iím trying to cut back a little on my coffee consumption, so this will probably replace the 8-cup french press in my office.
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Jim, Is your roaster solar powered?
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One thing to keep track of is how fast you pour the water. [/QUOTE]

I too use a cone filter holder (#4 ), but mine fits a thermal carafe.
Boil water on the propane stove, let it cool a minute and pour it gently over the grounds. Pour just enough to wet them. Then pour again when the grounds have settled.

No electricity required. Little expense. Easy disposal of the grounds. Good coffee, if you started with good grounds.

I have a Nespresso at home. Expensive to buy ( $299 ). Expensive pods ( 65 cents each ). Have to buy the pods on-line ( unless you live next door to one of their boutiques ). Delivery by UPS the next day though. Great selection of coffees. Makes a cappuccino, espresso or latte in about two minutes. Next to no maintenance. Easy clean. It delivers 19 bars of pressure so it makes a proper crema.

I looked at other machines ( not K ), but it appeared it would take about two years to learn to make a good cup of coffee and require hours of maintenance.
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K cups are made by Green Mountain Coffee here in VT. They are one of the few "large" manufacturers here. They grow the coffee here in the mountains under the sugar maples and K cup it in Waterbury, VT. Well, the last part is true.

We occasionally buy Green Mountain coffee though never in a K cup. We bought a French press for camping and liked it so much we use it at home too. Raz
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Deryk,
You can get metal stovetop vacuum coffee pots. I have one just like this and it makes very good coffee. You do miss seeing the water go up and the coffee come down.

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Well I won an auction for one $8.50 plus shipping... can't wait to try it
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You could just open the K-cup and use the coffee in your regular mode of making coffee.

IMO the individual coffee packages are meant for the office. Saves on paid time buying outside. You get a variety of freshly brewed with no one to blame for the missed clean up or burnt java, tea or hot chocolate. Make your own, wash or throw away your own when done.
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You could just open the K-cup and use the coffee in your regular mode of making coffee.

IMO the individual coffee packages are meant for the office. Saves on paid time buying outside. You get a variety of freshly brewed with no one to blame for the missed clean up or burnt java, tea or hot chocolate. Make your own, wash or throw away your own when done.
That would still make for very expensive, not fresh coffee.

This convenience for business, and the ease of getting a cup of real coffee (yes I consider it real coffee, just not of the best quality), is what lead to them to being used in homes. We live in an age of conveniences that always have some kind of payoff, and we must decide on which ones we choose for ourselves. I make lots of choices for convenience, but for me when it is one of the most important things in my day, I will not sacrifice a tasty cup 'o Joe.

Even when camping, and having to manually grind the beans for my brew, it feels very rewarding when I get that first whiff of a fresh ground brew.......mmmmmm........heaven.
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I love the java and it loves me just don't clean the pot with 409!

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