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Old 02-08-2012, 02:22 AM   #239
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Hello All,
So, I love coffee in the morning in fact I prefer espresso or a latte ! This method will also yield an americano.
What I learned having grown up in an Italian neighborhood is they've been making delicious coffee on the stove for over a 100 years. Go to your local Italian store and purchase a lovely stainless steel pot similar to an old fashion percolator. You can purchase the coffee there as well. They come in several sizes 2 cup to 10 cup espresso. The water goes in the bottom pot, the stainless steel filter is filled with the coffee grinds is placed in the bottom pot, the top pot with built in filter/ strainer is screwed on the top. Then you simply place the pot on the gas or propane stove turn it on and wait for the whistling to start then stop. The water travels from the bottom of the pot through the filter and coffee and into the top pot and badda bing badda bang you have the best coffee in any of the three ways mentioned above. I'm sure you can figure out how to warm the milk for a latte. And if you like it with froth on top you can even buy a battery operated frother for that extra touch.
Well there you have it, ENJOY!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:36 AM   #240
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I think Terry Lou is talking about these.....

Bialetti Venus Espresso Maker

I use the older style that is aluminum......

http://www.bialettishop.com/MokaExpressMain.htm
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #241
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I have tried those Folgers teabag type instant coffees and also the kind that come in the little tubes. Works in a pinch but just is not the same as "real" coffee.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #242
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After reading about Aeropress here I bought one. They recommend 175 degree water. That isn't hot enough. I want hot coffee and most brewers recommend 190. I'll try that.

The French press was messier than I like. Can't see myself using this Aeropress inside the trailer either.

Why do I keep buying these things when I keep going back to my cheap Miletta?

Would use something different but Fred and I drink different brews so the Milleta system works best for us.

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #243
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My first (actually, unless I'm traveling, my only) mug of coffee a day has to be "right". My favorite is a locally roasted Sumatra Mandheling from Hyman Smith in Syracuse. For those interested, they also make the best decaf I've ever had (Gourmet Hotel Decaf) both of which are available along with many others at their website.

At first I used a small inverter to run my grinder & used a Melita system combined with heating water on the stove. Refilling the Melita cone a couple of times to get a mug full was OK, but I broke down and added a 1000 watt inverter to the Escape. My excuse is I'll use it for other things, but since my 4 cup drip coffee maker draws 600 watts for about 5 minutes while making a mug of coffee, it works fine with my pair of 6 volt batteries & solar panel.

Amazing what we go through to get our first (and best) cup of coffee!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #244
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you can have my 12 cup perkolator when you pry it from my cold caffine induced trembling fingers......
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Okra ? Guess I missed that one - Tell me more....

All I can say is...maybe it's Ocra, and maybe it'snot.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #246
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We too must have our coffee first thing. We have the old style percolater but its not old. Made by Paula Deem brand. Target store. I still like lighting a fire and putting the pot on the BBQ ring. Boiling water for instant also works. Dont forget to add the Bailey's or Jack Daniels when the sun goes down.
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An insulated French Press
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #248
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Dont forget to add the Bailey's or Jack Daniels when the sun goes down.
or make a Coffee Nudge!
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An insulated French Press
Thats what I used and I love the coffee it makes but it broke this year and I decided it had been a bit of pain to clean out especially when dry camping & I was short on water. Trying out a cone system now which is easier to deal with. Got a collapsible cone from REI that takes up little space and it fits nicely on a large thermos I have.
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Carol, Mine is made of stainless steel and I have had it for several years, still like new. Just a splash of water and a quick wipe from a paper towel. I'll have to check out the cone system.
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Carol, Mine is made of stainless steel and I have had it for several years, still like new. Just a splash of water and a quick wipe from a paper towel. I'll have to check out the cone system.
Tim I had mine for years as well but then the section that holds the mesh decided one day it had one to many presses...... almost got another but decided to give the cone a try for awhile.

This is the cone I purchased - it goes completely flat for storage.
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Carol, That looks pretty interesting, I may have to give one a try. Just wish that you didn't have to use a filter Oh well you can't have everything not only in a camping trailer but everything else too. I do like the way it packs away nice and small. You will have to let me know how you like it when you give it a try. Thanks,Tim

update: I ordered the cone from REI
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