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Offline froze

Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2021, 02:04:57 pm »
The caffeine in coffee, if you drink it every day for how long? I don't know, but it can lead to headaches once you stop, so that day that you don't have coffee you will have a headache, and you will have a headache every day for about a week to 2 weeks.  Due to that happening to me I now only drink coffee once every other to every 3rd day.

Headache medicines like Excedrin have caffeine it to help speed up the delivery of the meds.  While you could treat a headache brought on by cutting coffee with Excedrin, all you are really doing is still taking caffeine, so you're not getting off the caffeine addiction by taking Excedrin.

As far as acid goes, yes, dark roast has less acid and less caffeine than light roast.  However, the least amount of acid you can get, besides going to low acid roast, is cold brew, cold brew coffee made by steeping the coffee grounds for 12 or so hours, not by cooking the coffee then pouring it over ice method, the steeping method reduces acid by an estimated 60% over cooking.

The other interesting thing is, it is a well-known fact that caffeine can improve the performance of a cyclist, as well as other sports, BUT, if you drink caffeine (coffee) every day your body gets use to the caffeine intake and you won't see any performance improvement, the only way that works for performance is if you rarely drink coffee or any other caffeine product.

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2021, 02:53:48 pm »
Many sports snacks (Cliff Shot Bloks) and sport drinks contain caffeine as well.
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Offline froze

Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2022, 01:47:23 am »
But to pack 3 pounds of gear to make coffee is crazy to me

Calculation:

1. Stove.
2. fuel
3. pot
4. coffee.
5. grinder (optional - mine's 300 g)

It all adds up to about 3 pounds.


The stove I carry weighs 91 grams, a full fuel can weighs 220 grams, you can't count the pot because the pot is used for other cooking stuff, but for sake of argument the pot weighs 50 grams, weight of the coffee is a bit tricky, but I take somewhere around 10 tablespoons of coffee so about 50 grams of coffee, and I don't take a grinder, so that's around 411 grams rounded it up to 450 grams for error is only one pound, where you get 3 pounds from I don't know.

Offline Scotty0424

Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2022, 09:23:59 am »
Melita makes a lightweight plastic cone, which, equipped with a paper filter, fits onto a mug. Hot water is poured over coffee in the filer and decent coffee drips into the mug. It's lightweight and a good alternative to other methods. In a pinch, Starbucks makes little instant coffee packets called Via. Could be worse.

Offline froze

Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2022, 12:30:59 pm »
Melita makes a lightweight plastic cone, which, equipped with a paper filter, fits onto a mug. Hot water is poured over coffee in the filer and decent coffee drips into the mug. It's lightweight and a good alternative to other methods. In a pinch, Starbucks makes little instant coffee packets called Via. Could be worse.

It can't get much worse than instant coffee! 

Problem with a plastic cone is that it doesn't fold flat thus takes up space, plus you need to carry paper filters which not only weigh a little bit but they also take up space.  The GSI Ultralight folds flat and then fits under a fuel cannister so it completely takes up no space, and it requires no paper filters. 

Offline loonyy

Re: coffee coffee
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2022, 11:43:34 pm »
Agree with the others about using press, that is the easiest way of making coffee for me. Also, if you like creamer, I found this one - this is powder (keeps long) and have a convinient package so it does not take up a lot of space.

For boiling water I use a little stove which is also light-weight.

Enjoy your coffee!