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coffe maker

what are you guys using for the coffe while traveling , I had a great french press but will be curious to see what you have.
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The Aerobie AuroPress makes great coffie

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By far the easiest way while using your existing cooking pots is to just brew your coffee in a pan of hot water then pour it through a strainer into your cups..

Why carry coffee pots and perculators etc ????????



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MSR Mugmate

I've had mine about 15 years and its still fab. Better than a cafetiere even for several mugs at the same time at home (one after the other!). I did think it a bit pricey at the time, but not after all these years! I've since bought a cheaper one as well, which lets water through more quickly, but also more fines


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I have discovered coffee bags.... just make coffee as you would tea.
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Coffe Maker

I guess my list is getting bigger but I always enjoyed coffe while travelling and my RTW I will certainly try one of the these, the coffe bags are practical but not easy to find and the net things are just too messy .
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I had one of the smartcafe things, but it keeps the grounds in what your drinking, seperate maybe but still brewing? And its a pain to clean.

Coffee bags are good. You can get empty bags for tea quite cheaply, no reaon not to put coffee in them?

I did read teabags don't degrade easily? Also read they're good on the compost heap though!?! The mugmate can be used for tea too but I'd have one for coffee seperately if you're a bit fussy about the taste!
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For motorbike travel I’ve given up on filtered coffee and use instant Nescafe, and once in a while a tea-like coffee bag.

But – I don’t carry a stove, nor any special coffee-making equipment. I did, but gave up on both because of space and weight, and the hassle of keeping the stove clean after burning gasoline. I do carry a pot with lid and a coffee mug.

If someone at a hostel or campsite has a stove or fire going to boil my water, great.

If not, I tap my Nescafe into the pot, add cold water, shake vigorously and – voila! Delicious cold black coffee!

OK, it’s not the most appetizing beverage on earth. But I actually got used to it, and it delivers the caffeine kick I need. And it's ready in 20 seconds. Cuz frankly it’s not safe for me to operate a motorbike in the morning without a shot of caffeine to get my head screwed on straight…
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I grew up with instant coffee and only started drinking perked coffee once I moved to N.America. Still use instant on weekend getaways and camping trips.
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Ikea?

I use this little thing - a cheap Ikea tea infuser. I carry ground coffee in a plastic container, lid off, press open the sides grabs just enough for a strong mug, tap firmly off the excess coffee back into the container, place in mug, pour in boiling water and agitate gently for a minute. Makes good coffee with only some fine grounds left in the bottom of the mug.

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Recently bought a Starbucks Stainless Steel Travel Press. Makes a little over 2 cups of coffee, rock solid, and keeps coffee hot a long time. Seriously, I made batch and forgot it in my air conditioned office from 8am to about 1400. When I took a sip it was still hot enough to burn my mouth.

The only problem is it cannot take finely ground coffee. I tried some Jacob's (German Coffee) and it gummed up the wire mesh filter and almost broke it.

I'm not one to chase labels, but this Starbucks press is quality.
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Makes good coffee with only some fine grounds left in the bottom of the mug.
I don't count myself as a coffee snob, but it is my drink of preference and one thing I've learned that it is just as important to get the right kind of ground coffee. Most reputable coffee purveyors have at least two types - percolator or cafetiere. Percolator grounds are finer, while cafetieres are coarser because the filters are different sizes. When you aren't sure what size is suitable you should go for the coarser ground.

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