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Last week we bought some coffe bags, same as tea bags but with coffee in them. All you need to do is drop a bag into any container of boiling/boiled water, and pummel them a bit. so could easily use a saucepan, which is the method I normally use for my tea. These coffe bags are here in France, i would expect them to be widely available throughout Europe/America
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Real Coffee, Real Quick, Real Small

This just turned up today....



It's tiny, easy to stow away and is really sold - the little cup is a bit much not sure I'll end up taking that - but how cool!

Bought from Field and Trek in the UK - Mini Espresso Maker
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Tea Egg

I use a 'Tea Egg Infuser'.

It's the same size as a hens egg, made of stainless steel and peppered with tiny holes. Fill it up with tea leaves or ground coffee and dunk it in the boiling water. I also use a stainless steel mug, so for the coffee I just leave the mug on the stove to carry on boiling for a few minutes. (tea does not need to carry on boiling) but watch out for the mug handle as it will be very hot!!
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Pump Action Expresso!

So - has anyone taken this to the next step and bought a pump action expresso maker?

I have just seen this on Stephen Fry's Twitter .......

Handpresso - Premium quality espresso, anywhere

Crazy looking machine - £70 a pop ....

Think the coffee bags work out at 20p a go .......
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I got one of these..

Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug Red: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

Cafetiere and thermal mug in one.. for a 5er! Now the only issue is carrying enough coffee with out looking like i am smuggling drugs!

one down side is it does not have a lid so it is not a really good thermal mug. but better than a SS or plastic cup
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Personally I’m an espresso-fan, the old espresso-kettle works with all types off coffee.

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A plastic tea-strainer needs no washing up. Just knock the dregs out and drink.
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Personally I’m an espresso-fan, the old espresso-kettle works with all types off coffee.

I've got one of those. Makes great coffee but can be a bit of a pain for boiling over onto the fire. No problem with the petrol stove under it but can be a pain in the wind over a small fire.

Slightly , but what you drink is yet another thing you need to match to the trip in terms of what supplies you can pick up, what your body needs and what might get you some help from the locals after a chat over a cuppa:

Coffee: Too much caffeine for very cold weather and can be a PITA to make, but tastes Ok black.
Tea: Better for getting fluid into you, water can be boiled in a volcano/Kelly kettle but really needs milk.
Green Tea: As above, but doesn't need milk, oddly tends not to offend people who view caffeine as a drug.
Hot chocolate: The drink for very cold weather, but takes up four times the space.

I tend to carry a tea pot and mostly go with the tea or green tea. I carry sugar cubes as although I can't stand them the rest of the world seems to prefer caffenated syrup

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Question unmentionable?

ive never had it and i might be inviting lots of nasty threatening posts from the "real coffee nazis",

but has anyone tried that chicory "camp coffee" stuff in little bottles? saw it in the local shop and wondered what it was like.


please stop hitting me...............
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From Robert Dyas - look under "coffee makers", £5.49Hmmm, coffee...
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well chuffed i'm an earl grey man, put tea bag in boiling water, remove,drink
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well chuffed i'm an earl grey man, put tea bag in boiling water, remove,drink
But for us poor coffee-lovers, it has to be a cup o' Joe for that morning kick-start - it's an affliction you see!

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...has anyone tried that chicory "camp coffee" stuff in little bottles? saw it in the local shop and wondered what it was like...
'Camp' coffee. It's been around for over a 100 years. I love the stuff!

Can be mixed with cold milk, ice cream etc. It's almost addictive.
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Hi my name is Matthew and I'm a coffee addict...

I loved this thread first time around, and now it's back here's the video of the MSR Espresso maker in action.

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Matt, how stable is it once all the water moves from being low down to up high and to one side. I imagine, not very. I've seen these and that cup is too tiny for me. I like a good size mug.

I'm trying one of these this year. I've used it at home and it's great.



GSI Java press. It's made from lexan so should be pretty tough. As someone has already mentioned you can get ground coffee almost everywhere. It makes for a great breakfast, even if that's all you get!
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