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Offline mucknort

Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2011, 08:43:49 pm »
No kit required.   Boil some water in your pan, chuck in a handful of coffee and bring back to the boil.   Lift off the flame for a few seconds then repeat twice.   Pour into mug, drink and remember to leave the last half inch or so of liquid in the mug unless you like chewing grains :)   You can also add sugar if required at the first stage.   

This is actually the traditional method of making Turkish coffee although they use a very small copper utensil.

Also known as "Cowboy Coffee". But then, the name of this thread is "Camp Coffee That DOESN'T Suck". :-\

Offline sam21fire

Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2011, 11:56:58 am »
I've used the Cascade Designs brass basket thing several times, works pretty well. I've use the Via packets quite a few times and like the coffee but they're a bit pricey even when purchased as Sam's Club.  Taking a french press seem like more than I want to carry around...and I love french press coffee.

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Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 04:02:45 pm »
My roommate has the cascade design product. He said it works well.
I found this and bought one to try it out:

I have used it about 4 times in home. My method is the following:
Grind coffee with standard grinder. I leave it a little on the coarse side. Then put grounds into an empty nalgene.
Boil water. Screw on the "H2jo" to my nalgene. Pour hot water into the nalgene through the "H2jo" and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve.

My roommate and I have both worked in coffee shops and are coffee snobs. We french press our coffee every morning. I had intended on drinking straight out of the nalgene. but it tastes plasticy, so should be left as an act of desperation. If you pour the coffee into a cup and drink it, it isnt bad. We decided that it was about 80% as good as the coffee made in the traditional press. My roommate still prefers the cascade design product that was posted on this thread. He has field tested it. I gripe that it only makes one cup at a time.

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Offline Tim

Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2011, 11:03:06 pm »
I love my Jet Boil's.  I use em on climbing and touring trips all the time.  I'll use one for water boil and then their coffee press.

Might be a bit bulky for ya but I'll sacrifice weight / size for quality coffee in the morning.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2011, 11:05:22 pm by Tim »
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Offline MrBent

Re: Camp Coffee That Doesn't Suck
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2011, 03:12:25 pm »
+1 for Via but only on short trips.  My wife and I calculated that for our proposed winter tour this year we'd spend about $50 if we went all Via!  Arrrgh.  We have and will continue to use basic plastic holder and paper filters.  Grind the coffee really fine and it comes out nice and strong, which is our preferred brew.   A month's worth of filters and the holder only weighs a few ounces, no biggie.  Having to wait for some crappy cafe that may or may not appear down the road isn't an option for us--total coffee snobs.  Since coffee is one of the most highly pesticided crops on the planet, we prefer nice organic beans.  Hmmmmm.....already downed two good cups this day.  Yeahhhh, coffeeeee!