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Old 06-20-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Coleman propane coffee maker

We bought this coffeemaker on Amazon for boondocking. My husband needs his coffee first thing in the morning, if you know what I mean.
We used it for the first time last week. It worked great. Happy we purchased it for the places where we can't hook up to electricity.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:19 AM   #2
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I don't know if your rig has an onboard, propane stove, but mine does. So, we just use an old-style peculator coffee pot. It makes several cups of coffee at once (I tend to need two, and my wife needs one or two, depending on the morning).

But if you don't have an onboard stove, it looks like you have a great solution.
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I don't boondock .. well, except a few times in a walmart parking lot.

We have an electric Mr. Coffee coffee and just fire up the generator to make coffee. Also use the generator when high temps in the parking lots ....... as do most others.
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We don't have a large tow vehicle so we don't have room to carry a generator. And haven't needed one yet. But we do make 12 cups of coffee each morning. I'm so old I remember percolators. I also remember ending up with grounds in the coffee. Not good. So, the Coleman works great for us. Other people like those fancy French press gizmos.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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I rescued a plastic basket from a broken Mr. Coffee machine. It sits atop a coffee carafe. I use an ordinary cupcake style paper filter. I pour boiling water over the coffee. Voila -- artisanal pour over coffee! No mess -- great coffee. It could not be simpler.

This works so well that we have now started making our coffee at home this way!
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Great idea! That's a basic coffee maker anyway.
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Walmart, ebay and Amazon carry an array of percolators.

Percolator Coffee Makers - Walmart.com
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French press--simple and easy, with no need for extra gadgets.
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French press--simple and easy, with no need for extra gadgets.
They don't make enough at one time to satisfy my husband's coffee jones. Lol!
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French press makes absolutely great coffee -- but the problem is that cleaning it uses a lot of water, which is an issue when we are boondocking.
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An old fashioned percolator works for me!
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As I said above, I remember using them before electric coffee makers were invented (yes, I'm that old!) and remember grounds getting in the coffee if the flame was too high, and Denver there is no filter, messier clean up.
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French press makes absolutely great coffee -- but the problem is that cleaning it uses a lot of water, which is an issue when we are boondocking.
Those are my thoughts. I didn't even like cleaning my French press at home!
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I've been in the coffee business for over 25 years. There's as many ways to make coffee as there are coffees! What all of the 3rd wave brewing methods have in common are the satiety provided. You are extracting as much of the good qualities out of the coffee as possible without extracting the bad.

Probably my favorite is Hario HARIO Co., Ltd. - Makes the 2nd smoothest cup in my opinion and is what you will see in most 3rd wave coffee shops. Clean up is simple. Once you get an eye for the measurements you can adjust to your taste.

French press does a nice job, but makes a "muddy" cup in my opinion. I like the flavor that you get with a FP, but you have to be ready for the grittiness. Clean up is a pain if you are water restricted.

Close to the Hario in being my favorite is the Toddy cold brew method https://toddycafe.com/ While the home system can be a little tricky to use, I have seen a few new systems introduced but have not tested them yet. Clean up is messy, but you can make the concentrate at home and take it with you. Cold Brew coffee is the fastest growing segment in the beverage category. The absolute smoothest cup of coffee possible. It's about 67% less acidic than hot brewed coffee, so better for your teeth and stomach. Be prepared to taste what the coffee really tastes like! It's not just for drinking cold either. Because you are making a concentrate, you can add boiling water to it (how I do it) and have a ready to drink cup, or add cold water and heat it up.

There are a lot more and I could talk for hours on coffees and brewing systems, but the average "Joe" is pretty happy with the good old home brewing system. If you want to get really nerdy, check out the Specialty Coffee Association of America page on approved home brewers. The one listed first, Technivorm Moccamaster is a machine I have had since 1995. I've never had to work on it and it's been on the list since its inception.

By the way, I am not associated with any of the companies products I recommended above.
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Kafn8td - I first had cold brew coffee while on vacation in Vegas. We went to breakfast at Guy Fieri's restaurant and to my surprise couldn't get a cup of hot coffee so with hesitation got the cold brew. It was amazing and from a guy that insisted that a cup of coffee is to be hot I have changed my thoughts on coffee forever. The video on the cold brew system is something my wife will be very interested in. Bringing concentrate is a great way for a quick cup in the morning.
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Awesome G-money. Until the Toddy system, iced coffee was simply left over hot brewed coffee and not very good! I was the same as you, as soon as I tried it I was hooked.
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Geez, don't get him started on grinders. Lol! Yes, we do grind our beans, but don't use the highly touted burr grinder.
I just started this thread to tell folks the Coleman works well. We also carry the most basic little Mr. Coffee which suits us fine when we have power.
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Grinders are easy. They both work provided you know how...If you really want to get me started, ask me about whole bean versus ground, packaging and storage!
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What about home roasting?
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Some people say you MUST use a burr grinder. I'm not a purist about anything. We put the beans in, have it set for strong, hold the button down until it stops grinding. We buy bulk beans on Amazon and even drink what's left in the pot the next morning after heating it up in the microwave. We even, heaven forbid, like vanilla flavored Eight O'clock. The horror!!!
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