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Old 02-17-2008, 04:10 AM   #127
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I'm soon to be a new owner of a 2008 Casita 17ft. SD April 7 and new to the camping world. So we've been preparing to buy the things we need to use and store in the Casita. Today I went to Walmart and bought a 8 c. stainless steel stovetop perculator not knowing there was something like this. When I came across this Melitta stander one cup drip. I ordered one today. So I'll just have to use the Stovetop perculator to heat the water for the coffee and use the hot water for dishes and other things to. Since we decided to buy this trailer last November 2007 I'm so excited about buying the things we need for it. But I'm being careful on what can fit and store in it .
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The Melitta Cone drip funnel makes and excellent cup of Joe. If you're really into a good cup of coffee check out the aeropress.
http://www.aerobie.com/Products/aeropress_story.htm
The Aeropress wins High Praise from the Geeks on Coffee Geek forum. 1500+ posts.

The Mukka Express is makes a reasonably good cup of coffee but the clean up is messy.
Stay away from Perked coffee. A percolater can run a good pot of plain water.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:19 AM   #128
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I like the cone drip coffee and have a cone, too. But an advantage of the Lilypod is how hot the coffee is when it is done. In drip or un-insulated French press, or just steeping a homemade pod as I've been doing, the coffee cools down as it brews. Fine at home, but when it is already cold outside and not that warm inside, I end up putting the coffee back in the microwave to reheat it after it brews. The Lilypod is hot and because of the closed air/water chamber, stays hot. I really, really, like that.

(Obviously, when I only have gas, no electric, and can't microwave, it won't work, and I'll have to fall back on the other methods.) I would still like to try the Aeropress as it sounds really good.

On the downside, the Lilypod really makes only a small espresso cup. You can make it coffee-strength by using more water but you can't make more volume.

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Old 11-10-2008, 04:04 PM   #129
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More Chemex info at Sweet Marias[/url]I wanted to revisit this older discusion to mention another great coffee maker I found. These coffee makers are nicely suited to the RV/Camper. And mainly to those of you that like the filter cone on the cup method. These coffee makers hold the filter over the carafe all in one piece of Pyrex glass. They are the Chemex coffee maker.


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Here is their website that explains the design that a chemist came up with . Click on the "Products" tab also if you go there.
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The design itself is an award winner but the coffee maker is also spoken of very highly by the coffee geeks. You purchase Chemex filters for the best results 8 bucks for 100 filters. Place filter in the top, add ground coffee (fresh roasted/freshly ground beans), pour boiling water over coffee, Let it drip into the carafe, remove filter and server. The whole thing can be placed on a gas burner to stay hot with no problem as it is made of Pyrex glass. Wood collar alows you to pick it up with out getting burned. They come in diferent sizes also. I see lots of them on Ebay. I had read about them from a coffee geek someplace and thought I would like to try one sometime. Low and behold about 2 months later I spotted what I thought might be one at American Veterans thrift store. They had it up with a bunch of glass nick nacks and pitchers. I bought the thing for 3 dollars! And I turned out to be correct it was one of their coffee makers with the glass handle. Worth about 35 to 40 dollars and might as well be new. On my next trip to the same thrift store I found 2 more diferent sized ones with the wood pieces! Same price.

Anyway since learning about the Aeropress here I have been using one every morning for my regular cup of morning coffee and have used it for camping as well. Great for one cup of coffee at a time. When I make more than one cup I now use my Chemex coffee makers.

Check them out and keep your eyes open in those thrift stores!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #130
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I use the Aeropress like mentioned in posts from a year ago. I have been using it for about 1 1/2 years exclusively. It is very portable, I take it on canoe trips, in the trailer and always use it at home too. It is simple, easy, fast and makes the best coffee I have ever tried. As with any coffee, beans should be as freshly roasted as possible, ground fresh using a good grinder to control the grind size accurately. It is quite funny that I use a $30 coffee maker, and a near $200 grinder.
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I use the cold brew method mentioned in an earlier post, and couldn’t be happier. I make the concentrate in bulk at home, and then enjoy a quick, delicious cup of coffee at camp with no fuss or mess.

In addition, the cold brew method allows each cup to be made to order, as you can vary the strength for diverse tastes.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #132
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I've seen lexan press's too but an insulated one would be even better.
I tend to prefer the perk method though... and even reheat the second day.
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I use the cold brew method mentioned in an earlier post, and couldn't be happier. I make the concentrate in bulk at home, and then enjoy a quick, delicious cup of coffee at camp with no fuss or mess.

In addition, the cold brew method allows each cup to be made to order, as you can vary the strength for diverse tastes.
I do the same with the Aeropress. Make lots of concentrate ahead. I use a good sized shot glass full to a large sized thermal mug. Really good coffee, as good as any espresso maker.

I am curious about this cold brew too, and have heard about it. Do you have a link to a good one?
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I just read back 4 pages and couldn't find the part about the "concentrate". I got the Aeropress thanks to this thread about 6 months ago and your right - beats the heck out of a french press for cleanup and the coffee is good. But "pre-making" concentrate might make it even easier. We often camp with family and they are perking their coffee - YUK! I'd love to make coffee for all and if I can do it in advance...well......

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Here is a link to a cold brew system

http://www.filtron.com/
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And here is a link for ToddyCafe: http://www.toddycafe.com/
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Or for those who want to do it themselves ..........

http://www.ineedcoffee.com/06/coldhome/
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I just read back 4 pages and couldn't find the part about the "concentrate". I got the Aeropress thanks to this thread about 6 months ago and your right - beats the heck out of a french press for cleanup and the coffee is good. But "pre-making" concentrate might make it even easier. We often camp with family and they are perking their coffee - YUK! I'd love to make coffee for all and if I can do it in advance...well......

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I find that if it is perked for a perfect amount of time, and not heated for too long, it can be quite good. But to control this is WAY too much work, and the product still is nowhere near as good as the Aeropress.
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And here is a link for ToddyCafe: http://www.toddycafe.com/

Yes, the ToddyCafe is the cold brew method that I use and referring to earlier.
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i have been camping since i was 12 ( 38 years ) and i always like the idea of ruffing it , and always used an older banged up cowboy coffee ( grounds in your teeth ) percolator , but last summer i bought a colman drip coffee maker that you use on the burner of your gas stove top , I LOVE IT , the only drawback is that you have to turn the flame off as soon as the coffee is perked so i picked up a coffee carafe at a tag sale to pour the coffee into to keep warm , also it has a glass pot so you have to be careful with it , i carry mine in the ice-box on my pop-up because i use a big cooler in the back of my pickup anyway

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