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Old 07-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Ultimate Camping Coffee Brewer

I bought one of these off of Amazon to have in my Boler.

I have a Keurig K-Cup machine at home and have an assortment of different coffees and wanted to bring them with us while camping, and bringing the machine was out of the question. My search turned up this, the CafeJo My French Press.

It comes with 3 adapters, one to use K-Cups, one for coffee pods and the other for the traditional loose coffee grounds.

You simply screw the adapter to the bottom of the cylinder, then screw the bottom resovior on, fill the cylinder with hot water and slowly plunge down with the blue plunger. In seconds you are done.

You dont really need the bottom resiviour, I simply place it over my coffee cup and then plunge down, the coffee then just drips straight into my cup.

If you like you coffee a bit stronger, then you can pour the brewed coffee back into the cylinder and run it through a second time. With this setup, you can also use hot hot milk instead of water and make a cappuccino/frappe style java.

Cafejo - My French-Press brewing K-Cup® portion pack - YouTube
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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Looks good, we have a keurig we thought we'd buy for our upcoming trailer, but this is great idea, especially if wanting to boondock - heat water in kettle, then pour into this unit. Hope you'll have it prominently on display for the tour at St. Malo, we are coming up for the tour to help us in our purchase decision.

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I've had one for about eight months now but have only used it on one camping trip (I usually have electric.) It works very well and is easy to clean. You can also make the coffee directly into a cup (rather than their little pot.)

I have a little hotel-motel Keurig that I do use in the trailer with electric as it has a tiny footprint. I think it is a B130. About $60 on sale at Office Max.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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How funny, this looks like a modified AeroPress, which is what I've been using at home and camping for years now. AeroPress® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys
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It's very similar, Hilary. The advantage of using K-cups, though, is that the coffee stays sealed and fresh until you use it. I understand the aeropress is easy to clean, too, though.

Jayson, a caveat: remove the K-cup before removing the plunger or you can suck grounds back up in to the neck.
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Anyone interested in the subject of making coffee might want to read this earlier thread, but make a cup - or pot - of coffee first, to sip while you peruse the 304 posts:
How do you make Coffee?
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HAH wow 304 posts, I think I may skip that one since I have something I'm happy with
I've always detested K-cups because of the waste, just like I hate swiffers and other products that introduce trash into a product that previously had less (or none)! Also, my local coffee roasters don't make anything for it and filling a refillable K-cup, which do exist, would be more trouble than using the AeroPress.
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There is an Aeropress reference in post #91 of the big coffee thread. I have had a sample of coffee made in an Aeropress with excellent beans - it was extremely good, in my opinion.

I think that K-cups are an environmental nightmare in miniature. For the CafeJo and similar devices, an ESE pod makes more sense to me. It is still sealed, but it is a compostable bag of coffee in an little bit of envelope (the envelope must go in the garbage). No, ESE pods are not widely available, so people order them online.

And here's another thread, only 38 posts this time: Coffee Maker discussion. Still no mention of the CafeJo press in the earlier threads.
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There is an Aeropress reference in post #91 of the big coffee thread. I have had a sample of coffee made in an Aeropress with excellent beans - it was extremely good, in my opinion.
I did search that thread and found a few references to AeroPress use including references to how much coffee people use and how many cups they get that make me think I may have more of a coffee addiction than I'd realized.
I've been grinding a container full before short trips (which is all we've taken so far) but ultimately will probably buy a manual burr grinder when we're ready to go on a longer trip. Which will never be soon enough at the rate we accrue vacation!
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I use "instant" coffee...............(ducks)
I drink every flake and recycle the container for my rusty screws and nails. lol.
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How funny, this looks like a modified AeroPress, which is what I've been using at home and camping for years now.
It most definitely is a copy or the AeroPress, which I too have been using for about 5 years now, exclusively on the road, and 50% of the time at home.

As I have mentioned before, I am a bit of a coffee....well, snob for lack of a better word. I roast my own beans to grind fresh right before extraction. These Keurig pods are WAY better than instant (which can hardly be classified as coffee), but lose a ton of good fresh flavour being ground so far ahead of time. Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats the wonderful flavour and aroma of freshly ground coffee, no matter your favourite method of extraction.

Didn't Keurig had a pod you could load your own ground beans into? That would make a marked improvement. But again, it is no different than using the AeroPress.
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I use "instant" coffee...............(ducks)
I drink every flake and recycle the container for my rusty screws and nails. lol.
I am sorry Carl, but you must take your instant coffee and leave the room, before you are banned from it.
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Didn't Keurig had a pod you could load your own ground beans into? That would make a marked improvement. But again, it is no different than using the AeroPress.
Yes, but if you are not using a Keurig brewer I don't see much point in all that hardware - I agree just use a French press or Aeropress. I suspect both of those would probably do a better job than pushing water through a K-Cup. The use-your-own-coffee K-cup (called "My K-Cup") is for convenience when the machine you have is a Keurig... and even it doesn't work in commercial-grade Keurig machines like the one in my office.
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I use "instant" coffee...............(ducks)
Someone I know thought that instant was just fine, so one day when they had guests over and made coffee from ground in the typical drip machine, he made it the usual way but put instant coffee in the drip machine's filter basket. Of course there was nothing to filter and the machine just made instant coffee. After everyone had some he told them he was trying a new blend, and asked what they thought - everyone liked it. Of course, a true aficionado such as Jim would have seen through the trick
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