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Old 08-19-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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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.
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I think one possibility would be a Melitta drip thingy. Boil your water on the stove and pour it into this coffee grounds filled filter frame placed over your coffee pot.
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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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???
We like strong coffee so we use a stovetop (stainless steel) espresso contraption from the kitchen store (try looking for one at an Italian deli). We also sometimes use a french press that we got at Ikea for 12.00 so no big deal if it breaks. Someone told me about another Italian kind that you flip over or something?? I'm still looking to see one as I don't really know how it works or what it would look like.
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I have Grandmas old espresso pot. It makes real coffee, in small amounts.

I actually make it more strong than anyone would drink, and then "thin" it with water a bit. The problem with this type of pot is that you cant make large amounts and then keep it warm. You have to make each cup, unless you use the thinning method WHILE IT IS STILL FRESH.

Here are my pots.. the red one is a regular perc maker that serves double duty for making many cups at once, or keeping the strong stuff warm. (Pour the strong suff in it and leave on burner).


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Also, look up "cold brew" coffee. It is basically making coffee paste and adding water for a full brew "instant". I tried it once.. was not overly impressed, but some folks swear by it.
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We found an insulated French press that works good for us.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:44 PM   #6
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We found an insulated French press that works good for us.
I found a new unbreakable french press (acrylic) at the kitchen store lately and a a;; metal 12 oz one that is a commuter mug at the same time at Starbucks. And for expresso I use an old stove top expresso maker along with a stove top milk steamer... Yes I am into coffee.

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Yes I am into coffee.
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Folgers makes coffeee dunking bags like teabags. We use those with a teapot and/or water that I heat in the 30-cup percolator. The rest of the water goes to wash the dishes. (When I have more time, don't need as much hot water, or want more flavor, I percolate flavored coffee in this pot.)
You could buy these bags and use the hot water from your pot.

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:34 AM   #9
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We have an older, large camp cook kit that came with a coffee pot perculator. It may be the same coffee pot you have but your missing the guts. It makes about 6 cups (3 mugs for me) and has a holow tube that holds a basket on top where you put the coffee grounds. / when the water boils it comes up the center tube and spills over the grounds and on a cool damp morning it is just the smell you need to get things started.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:36 AM   #10
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They still sell the expresso machines exactly like the one on the right at Target stores here.

When we went out for a week recently, we used a French press.
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We have a french press like Byron's that we use at home, but I find it awkward to clean the press while camping. Spooning out wet coffee grounds into a garbage sack was a big nuisance. Now we use Frederick's suggestion of Melitta coffee filters. Ours is called Ready Set Joe and it's particularly nice because it has a hole at the base of the plastic funnel that lets you see the level of coffee in your cup, to help you avoid adding too much water. It works best with very finely ground coffee. It makes a great cup of coffee, with instant cleanup!

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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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Old 08-22-2006, 12:04 PM   #15
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You mean that people actually camp in places WITHOUT a Starbucks??????Isn't that taking roughing it a bit too far ?

Personally I have 2 percolators in the egg- one for the stove top and a small electric one. That way no matter where we are I can have my cuppa joe.
Then there is my itty bitty drip pot that only makes 1 cup at a time that I found at a flea market- great for a quick cup for 1. I carry pre-ground coffee and some round filters that fit all 3 pots. Nothing makes the egg feel more like home than the smell of decent coffee brewing.


For those of you who can't remember the OLDEN days of truely roughing it, you can still make boiled coffee in any old thing that will hold water- Set the water over the fire and throw a handful of coffee grounds into it when it boils. Let it simmer till dark enough to suit you. Just remember to let it sit for a few minutes so the grounds will sink to the bottom before you try to ladle it out into cups. Not recommended for the weak of heart or sensitive taste buds.

We have tried the "Coffee Bags" and I guess they might do for someone who only drinks a cup of coffee once a year, but we could not handle them as being anything like real coffee. Don't even get me started on instant coffee!!!!
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What ever happened to the old idea of putting the grounds in an old sock which acted something like a filter. One didn't have to wait for the grounds to settle out.

Personally, when at home, I prefer a one cup Mellitta funnel and filter set-up which I have to use by filling twice with water because of the size of the mug. When camping, my insulated mug only holds one filling of water so I don't often get to consume as much.

I think I enjoy the smell of the coffee as much as the actual drinking of it.

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Perc missing inside coffee ground holder = camp coffee. Any old container that can hold water, throw the grounds in, let boil.

Pour carefully! Or don't sip the last bits. (Not "good to the last drop"?)

My mom had an elegant old perc, beautiful to look at, shined to a gleam, that she would watch over, knowing exactly the moment when the colour of the liquid in the bubble at top meant it was ... Perfect Coffee.

You can also get little round coffee filters with a hole in the middle to put in before spooning in the ground coffee. Very classy.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:20 AM   #18
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If you perk coffee without the inner thingy (boiling water with grounds dumped in) you can at the last moment dump in a little cold water. This is supposed to bring the grounds down to the bottom of the pot, so you can pour out just brewed coffee.

I remember a discussion on fgrv.com a while ago about "cold brewed" coffee. People made coffee "essence" and kept it in the fridge. They then mixed this with warm water when making a cup of coffee.

Can we revisit that discussion?? Who was it??
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That would be me (I think). I had Cold Brewed Coffee over thrity years ago and it was great. It is sorta like SunTea only with Coffee and much stronger. So you add Hot water with the Cold Brew to make a cup of coffee. This is Really Rich, Smooth, Great Tasting coffee. (No Acid bite.)

Just found these links,
http://www.toddycafe.com/customerser...structions.php
http://www.toddycafe.com/shop/product.php?productId=67

PS: I canít seem to duplicate the coffee my friends made. Maybe my tastes have changed.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:13 PM   #20
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when i was a kid, about 55 years ago, we hauled bees in the spring into the northern calif. mountains and slept on the gound.
coffee was made in an old coffee can....throw in a handfull with water and put it on the fire untill it boiled for awhile.

today, we have a cuisinart that grinds the beans first.
of course that means starting the generator first, which means, with others in camp, waiting untill after 0700.
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