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Coffee

"Your body doesn't like you in the morning, does it?"

This from a friend upon witnessing me trying to perform simple tasks in the morning without the aid of a cup of coffee.

I have a wicked little MSR stove and a kettle, but I have just realised that my simple dream of a morning cup of real coffee in a remote and exotic location is under threat. The plungers you buy in supermarkets are glass or pyrex, and can break.

I have seen stainless plungers, but I was wondering what everyone else does for that morning boost, and also whether I can really justify taking a plunger and coffee at the expense of something 'more necessary'?

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Try northern mountain supply. They have coffee and cappatino makers for backpackers. Two other options are instant coffee, or "cowboy coffee" What is cowboy coffe? Let me explaine. Put some of your favorite coffee in a pan. Fill the pan with water. Boil for a few minutes. Not for the faint of heart, but it is coffee!

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Buy one of those little mocha makers you get in Italy. Water in the bottom, coffee in the top and on to the stove no kettle required. They come in all sizes and make real coffee.

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I think that is what northern mountain has. As for cowboy coffee, its real coffee......real bad coffee

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hi
I have a msr coffee maker I am near by you addlestone,surrey about 20 minutes from you give ring 01923 706201

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Cowboy coffe is the same like Atlas Mountains (Morocco) Bereber people coffe. You boil water with coffe and for few spoons of sugar for few minutes.
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Carry filter coffee, stick it in your cup, add hot water (sugar) stir. Leave, fines settle, perfect coffee, no hassle.
I guess that's a version of cowboy Coffee, call it Turkish coffee meself - but IT IS good coffee...........don't slurp the dregs though
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My preferred method is to make Turkish or Egyptian-style coffee. Not for everyone, but very easy to make and packs a punch.
Get a small metal cup (the actual stuff is made with litle brass cups that taper in upwards), and put a small amount of water in the bottom (as little as 1/2 an espresso cup, but I prefer about twice that).
Add the coffee to it, and bring it boil. Take it off the stove before it boils over, and repeat a few times. It really only takes a minute or so to do this since you're boiling a tiny amount of water.

The coffee itself is ground to a very fine powder, almost the consistency of flour. Egyptian style coffee has cardamom seeds ground in with it which give it really nice flavor. Add sugar to taste.

After it boils, pour it into a cup and let the grounds settle to the bottom. Then drink coffee off the top.

All you need is a small metal cup to boil it in!
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I agree with stephen - the little mocha maker is the best - you can get anything from single cup to 10 cup makers and they are made from metal, not too many parts to break and snap. You can get ground coffee just about anywhere....

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I too amm a huge fan of the Italian things, the only way to start the day. They are cheap on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=25618
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Outdoor Specialty (camping) stores have what you need. A portable coffee brewer -- like a small plastic coffee filter that you can put coffee and hot water into and it'll drip into your cup below. Takes up as much space as a small coffee cup and is plastic.

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"Your body doesn't like you in the morning, does it?"

This from a friend upon witnessing me trying to perform simple tasks in the morning without the aid of a cup of coffee.

I have a wicked little MSR stove and a kettle, but I have just realised that my simple dream of a morning cup of real coffee in a remote and exotic location is under threat. The plungers you buy in supermarkets are glass or pyrex, and can break.

I have seen stainless plungers, but I was wondering what everyone else does for that morning boost, and also whether I can really justify taking a plunger and coffee at the expense of something 'more necessary'?

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i can not stress enough my love of the small italian coffee perculators as mentioned above. i have about six in all different sizes, i bought them all from thrift stores, all you need to do is replace the rubber ring occassionaly and you are off. they make THE BEST REAL COFFEE.
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Agree...a cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. The best coffee is the smalles perculator but lot of space.As already mentioned above, I have a cotton filter (=plastic ring+cotton bike, like plastic filter which our grandparents used to make coffee), hang it in my cup, put coffee in and let the boiled water run through. Wash out filter and ready for next cup. It doesn't take any space, and the filter hardly costs anything.
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Its called a Bialetti...best coffee maker known to man! I use a two cup version. Otherwise boil the coffee in a put, let the grains settle then drink..very strong with high caffeine due to long period of infusion!.....mmmm...coffee
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What about Mellita single drip plastic jobbies. Thats all I use at home or on the road. Uses a #2 filter(diposable or reusable). Add fine ground coffee and water @ about 195f and you have a terrific cup. They cost about $2.00US and are very durable.
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