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Old 2 Apr 2004
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I have an old coffee maker that is a tin pot with a lid. inside is a perferated dish in which you put ground coffee, this dish sits on top of a tube that goes down into the water at the bottom. When the water boils hot water is ejaculated from the top of the tube and drips down through the coffee. Just load it and stick it in a fire! I guess to save space you could store your coffee inside the pot when on the move.

Another thought to improve cowboy coffe: stick your coffee in a sock and boil it in water. Voila...cheesey coffee!
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Originally posted by G. Kennedy:
What about Mellita single drip plastic jobbies. -snip-
Without a doubt, you have discovered the best way to make drip coffee. A French press or a moka pot (Bialetti) also makes excellent coffee, but for simplicity, the Melita can't be beat (well, snobs might argue a Chemex is better).

For those that haven't tried this method, bring water to a boil and remove from heat for about 30 seconds - this will allow the water to cool to the proper temperature (195-205 F), then pour through the Melita.

Freshly roasted beans produce the best coffee. Green beans are inexpensive and can be easily roasted with an air-type popcorn popper.

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I got a little plastic deal that has a mesh "cage" on the end.

Fill the cage with grounds, immerse in the boiling water, remove plastic thing, empty grounds, drink.

Simple, easy, light, almost no space, cheap (I paid a few dollars for it at my local grocery store).

Back on the road again.

Stuck at home...

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Or make cold brewed. Put coffe grounds and water in container the night before. Pour off coffe in the AM and heat it up.
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I use a small perc pot. I does take up space but all metal with nothing to break and no filters. I put stuff inside the pot when I pack so actual space taken up is small.

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MSR Coffee Gold Filter, its small, light and its the Dogs....

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Used a stainless steel french press/thermos from Nissen to good effect:


Boil the water in the volcano then use the french press. Has the advantage of getting you a full pot of coffee very fast. For those who can't wait and need a lot!


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I've never been very successful with the grounds in a pan method but thought I was on to a winner by using my tshirt as a filter.

It was very effective. All the bits stayed out of the coffee.

The only slight flaw was the taste. There was a strong 'Ariel' follow through as it had been washed by hand only a few days ago.

I now recommend an old tshirt. After a while the tie die stains look really cool.

Or you could use a plastic melita type funnel that has a metal gauze.

- very light and washable.



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What about a nice cup of tea, while browsing the map for the nearest cafe. I like a brew of English Breakfast Tea or a Darjeeling first thing in the morning. Used tea bags are also good for wiping off the black soot you get from petrol stoves.
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I don't go without my 8 cup, stainless steel percolator from REI. Coffee, as any truly complete person knows, is a food group. The body cannot function without full restoration of the body fluid level. Each night, while you are sleeping, the level settles in your backside. There, it forms a soft gel which needs loosening prior to riding. Coffee is the only substance known to man that has the chemical properties required to charge the system. Tea just won't do. Use one cup of freshly ground Arabia to 2 cups of water. Perk for 5 minutes. Using a small meat hook, drag the coffee onto a flat surface where sugar and milk can be pounded into it. roll it into a cup and chew slowly, allowing it to dissovle in the mouth. It will freshen your outlook on life. The stainless steel pot will last a lifetime.
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I have been known to use the Nestle coffee-in-a-tube on bike trips. It is coffee, condensed milk and sugar in a large, convenient toothpaste tube. Just squeeze it out and add water! Also, if you're not carrying a stove, it can be ingested direct from the tube, or you can brush your teeth with it.
It gives you a caffeine hit, but is not one for the real coffee lovers.
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Stovetop companion

I have a small (3 espresso cup, 1 normal cup) stainless stove-top coffee maker. It has travelled with me everywhere. It's the first thing I pack when I travel. See the link below
It makes coffee almost as good as from a commercial machine, and way way better than a plunger or similar.
Recently I needed a new gasket so went to place that makes such things. The guy behind the counter saw me standing fourth is the queue and said "Come up to the front, coffee is more important than anything else" and made me two for the price of one.
At home I roast my own coffee beans in a popcorn maker (for about 1/4 the cost), and get the coffee I want every time.


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it amazes me how many ways there are across the world to make the same drink, and what some folks think is great coffee others wouldn't use as paint stripper.

its little things like this that make the trip.
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I have two adictive drinks! Coffe and Mate

For the coffe i have an Ortlieb caffe filter holder.Look the pic here.It says everything!Cheap,indestructible and simple to keep.
Paper filters are everywhere.Coffe i buy in every little almacen(store).
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this is what you need:

an insulated mug and cafetiere in one:

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