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Old 12-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #183
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Thanks Hersey and John,

I'll check out the link for the stainless one.

I realize that the plastic one won't break or melt - I just (for my own reasons) don't like eating or drinking out of plastic if I can help it, and especially if I'm pouring boiling water into it.

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We are going on our first campout in our Scamp, and I have our old tenting camp utensils including a small coffee pot thing--but it has nothing inside. Am I missing parts i don't remember, or can you make coffee in this thing. Most rv sites say get a percolator pot for stovetop or campstove. I do have a french press, but it's glass.
any suggestions, recipes???
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:58 AM   #185
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I would suggest to anyone making coffee that requires you add the water, such as Melida drip, cowboy/camp coffee, or French press, to try to NOT use boiling water. You can check the temp with a thermometer, but that is a real pain. What works good is to pour it into another pot which will drop the temp a bit, then pour it into/through the coffee. What boiling water does is draws the bitterness out of the grounds.

One other thing that adds bitterness is letting the grounds sit in the water too long. Whether camping coffee, or French press, it is best to pour off the coffee as soon as it is ready, this is what was always intended with a French press when it was first developed, but has since been adapted to also be a convenient cup as well.

Using these two procedures is in a way a good part of the process of making espresso, which also limits the amount of time the water in in contact with the grounds and pushes it through under pressure. An espresso, being so strong, really has to be smooth and not bitter in order to drink.

It is only in the last couple years I have been paying attention to these two things myself, and it is amazing the difference it makes. The real test is when I have a cuppa Joe prepared without using these steps, the coffee (though not terrible) is nowhere near as smooth.

Try it, you might like it.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:01 AM   #186
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But you clicked on the thread

(Of course I clicked on the "Bacon" thread, and I don't even eat bacon )

Funny though, I didn't drink coffee until a few years ago, but I always loved the smell. So we're opposite.
I certainly don't subscribe to the following since I love coffee, bacon and my lovely bride of 39 years, however, my (now deceased) father-in-law used to say, "Coffee perking, bacon frying, and a woman's smile all promise more than they deliver."

BTW, personally, I use a French press.
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"Coffee perking, bacon frying, and a woman's smile all promise more than they deliver."
I do keep holding on to the hope though.
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I would suggest to anyone making coffee that requires you add the water, such as Melida drip, cowboy/camp coffee, or French press, to try to NOT use boiling water. You can check the temp with a thermometer, but that is a real pain. What works good is to pour it into another pot which will drop the temp a bit, then pour it into/through the coffee. What boiling water does is draws the bitterness out of the grounds.

One other thing that adds bitterness is letting the grounds sit in the water too long. Whether camping coffee, or French press, it is best to pour off the coffee as soon as it is ready, this is what was always intended with a French press when it was first developed, but has since been adapted to also be a convenient cup as well.

Using these two procedures is in a way a good part of the process of making espresso, which also limits the amount of time the water in in contact with the grounds and pushes it through under pressure. An espresso, being so strong, really has to be smooth and not bitter in order to drink.

It is only in the last couple years I have been paying attention to these two things myself, and it is amazing the difference it makes. The real test is when I have a cuppa Joe prepared without using these steps, the coffee (though not terrible) is nowhere near as smooth.

Try it, you might like it.


May I say that Jim has hit it just right? When you first start the brew step, you're drawing out the "flavor" oils. After a couple of minutes, you start brewing out the tannic acid components of the beans (with exact time varying a little with how fine or coarse you grind the coffee beans - fine grind, faster brew and the quicker you get into the acid). Strength and flavor may change somewhat with the variety of the beans, and the roast, but the handling is the critical part.

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nds per cup, plus "one for the pot" - but of course most people already know this, and adjust for their own tastes. If you want stronger coffee, use more coffee grounds for the same amount of water - don't brew it longer.
3. Another fairly important detail is to make sure, whatever kind of brewing equipment you use, that you clean it thoroughly. Otherwise, the coffee flavor oils may build up, dry on and go rancid, also making for bitter coffee.
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While you lose out on the fresh-brewed coffee smell filling your egg, Starbucks Via instant tastes great and let's you eliminate all brewing paraphenalia except a pot to heat the water in.

http://www.starbucks.com/via

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:50 AM   #190
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Hi Mark
We were thinking of buying a Coleman #5008C700 coffee pot like the one you have this year.
How does it take for you to make a full pot of coffee with this Coleman pot ?
We are wondering how long does it take, would you know ?
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here is something I saw the other day...take your coffee filter and put what coffee you use in it,..then fold it over and sew it closed, put them in a bag, when you want coffee, take a sewed bag of coffee out and drop it in your Pot.....Just right......
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We bought the Coleman Camp Stove drip coffeemake and tried it out this past weekend at home and it worked beautifully. we used to use the coffee "teabags" before, but this works just like our home drip coffeemaker.
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We bought the Coleman Camp Stove drip coffeemake and tried it out this past weekend at home and it worked beautifully. we used to use the coffee "teabags" before, but this works just like our home drip coffeemaker.

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How long did it take to make a pot of coffee ?
We are planning to buy one just like yours
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Jean,
I don't have a Coleman, but most coffee makers take about 1 minute per cup.
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Hi Tom
Thank you for ansering my question.
Thanks , Have a good day
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Regarding the Starbucks Via. It is expensive, but we are going to give it a try.

Fred drinks caf and I drink decaf so we have in the past used the Melitta system, each brewing our own cup. I get a bit impatient.

We stopped at Starbucks and picked up some of the Via packages. Fred preferred the Colombia (medium) to the Italian Roast (extra bold). Sorry to say in decaf they only have the Italian bold. It is a bit too bold for me, but it is better than other decaf "instant".

This method is very convenient for one who wants to get going *now*. For sitting around a campsite with nothing to do we might take our time and use the Melitta #2 filter system.

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