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Old 05-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #281
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First of all THIS IS MY FAVORIT THREAD!!!!

Over the past year, I have tried 2 different approaches to making coffee:
  1. Colman Camping Coffeemaker Mac App Store - Markdown Pro
  2. Stainless Stell French Press (from Starbucks)

I love the Colman! I found it on Craigs List. The previous owners got it as a X-mass gift and never used it. I bought it for $15! How could I go wrong? It works great on my propane stovetop. I could also put it on an open fire. The coffee tastes ... way above average. I've use bottled water and have never been disappointed. And I found a perfectly sized cabinet to stow it in.

My only problem is it is bulky, so you have to make room for it on the stovetop. And you have to drink the coffee right away or it will get cold. When traveling solo, I learned to make just enough coffee for me. I do own a thermos, which I could use if I want to make an extra cup "for the road". It is very easy to clean.

A big problem is that it if very difficult to find a replacement carafe that fits the coffeemaker. One night, after I set it out on the stove top for the next day, I foolishly played around with the window shade and accidentally overturned the coffee maker, breaking glass carafe. Cleaning up the glass in the middle of the night was not fun! Going without coffee was like ... unthinkable, so when I could not immediately find a replacement carafe, I bought a [unbreakable] steel french press.

I bought my first French Press coffee maker over 35 years ago, and IMO, it does make the best coffee. I have 2 problems with it: the coffee becomes bitter if you don't drink it right away. Because it requires a rather course grind, you just can't run into a store and buy a run-of-the-mill bag of ground coffee. And it is very messy to clean out the coffee grinds - which is problematic when you are dry camping and have to watch your water usage. It actually takes more water to clean out than my Colman. Go Figure!

However, the French Press is compact for storage, and it is very easy to use in the morning. All you do is add boiling H2O to the pot, wait 3 minutes, then push the press down. And (did I mention) it makes the best tasting coffee?

I'm looking very hard for a stainless steel carafe that fits the Coleman, as it offers me the best options for having my coffee and taking it in the car too.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #282
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Found this for the Coleman

They make a stainless carafe.

Coleman - Coffeepot Carafe SS for Propane Coffeemaker

Was browsing and found it.

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #283
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Will have to read this thread in detail.. good stuff. I usually use a glass french press or an old '30s aluminum percolator. I have a little Braun grinder but never took fresh-ground camping- just a bag of Dunkins or Tim's. Also drink tea a lot, usually mint or Red Rose

Seems like this should work in a camp generator...
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:59 AM   #284
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I use the old percolator that can be kept warm on the fire or used on any stove
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #285
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They make a stainless carafe.

Coleman - Coffeepot Carafe SS for Propane Coffeemaker

Was browsing and found it.

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Hey Teri, you're so responsive to other posts! Good work.

I spotted this carafe last year, but I'm having trouble getting the Coleman folks to confirm if this carafe fits my coffeemaker. If you look on the site, my model is not listed for this carafe. What I'll probably have to do is purchase it, test it on my coffee maker, and send it back if it doesn't fit.

I have so many other things to do, I have not been following through on getting a replacement carafe. Some family stuff has kept me off the road, but as out-of-town training opportunities are around the corner, I'll to order something!
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #286
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It looks like I got the wrong Link in my previous thread discussing my Colman Camping Coffee Maker. Here is another stab at it: Amazon.com: Coleman Camping Coffee Maker: Sports & Outdoors

Sorry.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:17 AM   #288
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Jane if I am worried about bulk you can get a drip basket that you can set on your cup or on a pot. and just heat up hot water. I have a coleman like yours and I agree it is bulky and slow. That is why I have gone back to a regular coffee pot
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #289
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Aerobie Aeropress - perfect for camping

Hi, I love the Aerobie Aeropress for Scamping! No glass parts, very easy to clean up, makes coffee as strong as you want it. Makes at most 2 servings at a time. Enjoy!
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Heidi, I have been using an Aeropress for 4-5 years now, and almost always use 4 scoops of coffee, and fill the plunger to the max with boiling water to add to the grounds. Though they call this 4 shots, I find it will make 3 good sized cups of fairly strong coffee.

I roast my own beans, and have found that the Aeropress is one of the best ways to extract a great cup of coffee.

I also like roasting some beans to a light Rench roast, and use a moka pot (stove top espresso), and either add a bit of hot water for an Americano, or a bit of frothed mild for a cappuccino. Total yuminess either way.
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Heidi, I have been using an Aeropress for 4-5 years now, and almost always use 4 scoops of coffee, and fill the plunger to the max with boiling water to add to the grounds. Though they call this 4 shots, I find it will make 3 good sized cups of fairly strong coffee.

I roast my own beans, and have found that the Aeropress is one of the best ways to extract a great cup of coffee.

I also like roasting some beans to a light Rench roast, and use a moka pot (stove top espresso), and either add a bit of hot water for an Americano, or a bit of frothed mild for a cappuccino. Total yuminess either way.
We'd get along great, Jim! I too roast my own beans and we usually travel with an aeropress or moka pot. I also bring a simple Hario manual Burr Grinder and so can grind the beans then and there, without waking the neighboring campers up! And more importantly, keeps me from missing my espresso machine at home
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For you esspresso boondockers. This looks awesome available at MEC
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Luke, I have used a Hario Coffee Mill before, and liked it a lot. The manual one I am using now is a Porlex. I too very much prefer a fresh grind, it makes a HUGE difference is the taste.

Mark, I have looked at one of those Handpresso machines, and the new Wild Hybrid model will now accept your own ground coffee as well as the pods.

The also have a new model, the Auto ESE, which is a 12V espresso maker. They are both kinda neat, but a bit pricey, and not near as simple as methods I prefer as I worry about breakage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vqhDhv2al38
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Luke, I have used a Hario Coffee Mill before, and liked it a lot. The manual one I am using now is a Porlex. I too very much prefer a fresh grind, it makes a HUGE difference is the taste.

Mark, I have looked at one of those Handpresso machines, and the new Wild Hybrid model will now accept your own ground coffee as well as the pods.

The also have a new model, the Auto ESE, which is a 12V espresso maker. They are both kinda neat, but a bit pricey, and not near as simple as methods I prefer as I worry about breakage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vqhDhv2al38
Nice! I think your Porlex would be an upgrade over my Hario, if I remember right. The Hario lets me screw in a plastic jar, keeps it light for flying.

And thx for the Handpresso links to yourself and Mark - I've never seen one in person - only online. Would love to check one out sometime. They do seem pretty snazzy, and yes - pricey. There are always wish-lists tho!
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I, like Roy, can't imagine camping without that first cup of coffee in the AM. And I collect coffee pots! I have four currently in my camper, all of them purchased at second hand stores, (Goodwill, Savers) for very little.

They are all (except one) based on adding boiling water to grounds. The big one is a three section aluminum drip pot consisting of a top section for the boiling water, a center basket for the filter and grounds, and a large bottom pot to hold the brewed coffee. It will make about 6-10 oz cups. Next is a Melita one cup filter, great for making one insulated mug of coffee, with very easy clean up. One is an Italian expresso maker, making coffee with steam that fits in those Little Bitty cups that hold about two thimblefulls of very strong stuff. The last is the French Press. I also have the metal one, that makes about two good size cups, or can be used as an insulated mug. And I also carry an old fashioned coffee grinder (yes, the kind with the crank on the top).

Now you see why I had to get the Scamp 5th Wheel, only way to carry all the coffee makings.

All of these beat making anything drinkable out of those "crystals" they call instant coffee.
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We must have been separated at birth. I also carry several different coffee pots, most from 2nd hand stores but I did buy one new Paula Deem model.
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I use the old percolator that can be kept warm on the fire or used on any stove
This is how our camp sites always look. Have to have coffee on all the time. Hubby is great at getting that morning fire started and the coffee perkin!
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Leave it on a HOT stove all day?? Horrors! I can still remember the nasty stuff in our geology field office when I was on a crew back in the 70's. I swear you could use that stuff to etch steel.
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I have a little camp stove percolater that I've used a few times but I cant seem to get the right size grounds so they end up working their way thru the little openings in the bottom of that tray (not a big fan of chewing my coffee). So now I just use a little 4 cup coffee maker. There's nothing like a baileys and coffee to wake you up before starting breakfast.
Note to self, better stock up on baileys before the 3rd annual Manitoba rally at St. Malo Provincial Campground in August.
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Bodum or folgers individual coffee bags.
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I have a little camp stove percolater that I've used a few times but I cant seem to get the right size grounds so they end up working their way thru the little openings in the bottom of that tray (not a big fan of chewing my coffee). So now I just use a little 4 cup coffee maker. There's nothing like a baileys and coffee to wake you up before starting breakfast.
Note to self, better stock up on baileys before the 3rd annual Manitoba rally at St. Malo Provincial Campground in August.
I use an old "6 Cup" Revere Ware percolator with similarly oversized holes in the basket. I get the flat Melitta™ coffee filters that line the basket or the ones that fold into a little pouch in the basket. I never have to worry about grounds regardless of the grind.

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