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Fresh Coffee in the Morning at last

For me a fresh mug of coffee, first thing, when camping watching the world wake up.
I used to lug Instant coffee, so imaged my joy when I saw this in Robert Dyas.

The SmartCafé Cafétière Mug, designed by Sebastien Conran. Made of plastic, it's double walled, so keeps your coffee warm, is light and so far, seems unbreakable.

How does it work? Well you simply boil your water, put you fresh ground coffee in the bottom, poor the water on and rest the plunger on top, while it brews.

After a couple of minutes, push the plunger down, add whatever, and drink. The coffee grounds stay at the bottom.

I picked mine up in the sale for £ 3.50, usually they're around £6. Google reveals a load available everywhere. If like mgr you like fresh coffee, I'd thoroughly recommend one. I end up using mine everyday.
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This was my morning sunshine but yours sounds great too ! Might have to get one.

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If you're tight-fisted and overly self-righteous like me there is another option. When you're freezing cold on a motorway go into a Ritazza coffee place in one of the captive-market-exploitation centres and order a god-awful one person cafetiere of coffee that tastes worse than Nescafe Red. Fill with indignation at the amount you've forked over for the mud-water and pocket the cafetiere.

I find these great for weekend trips as you can load them with some decent grounds, just pop some hot water in in the morning and hey-presto, decent wake-up juice! You can even drink straight from the spout if you don't mind the plunger handle poking you in the eye.
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Aeropress

Hi,
My sister and I have experimented a lot with propper coffee on long trips, but have been using this for a few years now.
It's head and shoulders above any other method we've used and is one of the first things on our packing list!
Very small, totally indestructible, requires next to no cleaning and produces barely any waste.
Highly recomended.

AeroPress | Coffee and Espresso Maker

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We've tried several possibilities to make coffee in the morning since both, me and my wife, are convinced that there is no life before coffee. About two years ago we've purchased this for around five bucks:



A washable coffee filter that fits a regular sized mug perfectly. The only downside is that it requires a lot of ground coffee and a long time, but once the coffee is brewed it tastes great. Before, we've used one of these:



Coffee tastes great but it's large and heavy. For practical reasons we've returned to instant coffee - you can get it anywhere and don't need anything other than hot water. And I guess one can get used to it eventually.
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My alter-ego (who knew I had one?) failed to post any pictures, so HERE'S some from my, now plagiarised, original post on ABR.

And to Selous our OP, thanks for copying it over here, I was going to cross-post but you've saved me the bother.
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Great gadget tip. Thanks.

I've just ordered one off Amazon. £5.80 delivered
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Hmmmm, that does look rather good
Still love the aeropress, but for under £6 I reckon we'll be giving this a try.
Thanks for posting
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I'm currently looking at these

Collapsible Silicone Coffee Dripper
This looks compact, but dunno about the faff of bringing filters

Buy Aladdin Aveo Travel Press, Tea and Coffee Flask, Black online at JohnLewis.com - John Lewis
this seems like a top quality item
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Drinking out my new Coffee mate right now.

It's fabulous. Really well made and the cup is nicely insulated. It makes a large brew too. Man sized. This would be also great for drinking loose tea. In many places, you can only buy tea loose. This is going to make mornings in the tent much more fun
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Just ordered one from Amazon - £3.50 if you choose graphite!
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For me a fresh mug of coffee, first thing, when camping watching the world wake up.
I used to lug Instant coffee, so imaged my joy when I saw this in Robert Dyas.

The SmartCafé Cafétière Mug, designed by Sebastien Conran. Made of plastic, it's double walled, so keeps your coffee warm, is light and so far, seems unbreakable.

How does it work? Well you simply boil your water, put you fresh ground coffee in the bottom, poor the water on and rest the plunger on top, while it brews.

After a couple of minutes, push the plunger down, add whatever, and drink. The coffee grounds stay at the bottom.

I picked mine up in the sale for £ 3.50, usually they're around £6. Google reveals a load available everywhere. If like mgr you like fresh coffee, I'd thoroughly recommend one. I end up using mine everyday.

Why does everyone have to think it is some sort of modern gadget needed to make fresh coffee ?

The "coffee sock" is the future
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Cheap, light, washable.

Can be bought in all good South American countries, or cooking shops in Europe. I just can't remember what the official name is in Europe ....
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