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Do you LOVE coffee?
#21
I might be able to choose a coffee better if I could settle on a method.  I use espresso roast pods at home because it's so convenient and tastes awesome but in the van?  Great to hear what you all are doing.  Was thinking of just a small electric coffee pot (the $10 variety).  I need to run my genny a little to help charge the battery each day so I thought I might be able to get away with this.  Does anyone do this?
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If you mean the cheapie $10 proctor silex drip coffee makers, just be aware they take forever to brew a pot. I mean like go take a shower, brush your teeth, and get dressed, forever.
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(09-29-2017, 08:05 PM)duckwonder Wrote: I might be able to choose a coffee better if I could settle on a method.  I use espresso roast pods at home because it's so convenient and tastes awesome but in the van?  Great to hear what you all are doing.  Was thinking of just a small electric coffee pot (the $10 variety).  I need to run my genny a little to help charge the battery each day so I thought I might be able to get away with this.  Does anyone do this?

it's the way it's done (running the generator for multi-purpose). might as well nuke some oatmeal once the coffee is brewed too.
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When in the camper, one of two coffees will do:

Kicking Horse Coffee...ahhhh. First had it at Overland Expo and can't recommend it highly enough. "Grizzly Claw" is my current passion. Company is in BC and they make some seriously great coffee (organic, fair trade and sustainable...yada yada).

My ultimate favorite, however, is Joshua Tree Coffee Company's "The First Roast". Seriously...this stuff is the best. You can buy it online and even after shipping it's never more than a few days since it was roasted. Fantastic coffee...if you are a coffee lover and are in JT (the town) go have a coffee in person...it's unbelievably good.
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#25
Ok, what are the shortest methods to a great cup of coffee other than instant coffee?
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#26
A Bunn Coffee maker keeps the water at brewing temperature at all times. 12 cups take 3 minutes. I preferred finer, darker roast due to the limited steep time. Those are not very practical on the road due to the fact they always hold water and take power around the clock.

With coffee and tea both I have been down the expensive as well as the cheaper routes. In the morning it is more about the buzz, later in the day it is something to be savored. Out if the seven ways I had to make coffee in the trailer my favorite was my mini moka espresso maker because it delivered right into a cup leaving nothing to be washed. It became pitted over the years and I started using a stainless steal regular moka pot. They take a lot of grounds foe a cup so even Maxwellhouse comes out fine. A treat is Bustello with some sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. It has been a long time since I ground my own beans.
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duckwonder (09-30-2017)
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If I make a pot, I make chock full of nuts, if I use k-pods,I like either Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
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(09-29-2017, 11:52 AM)Boyntonstu Wrote: I bought green beans and roasted them, etc., yet the best coffee that I could make was never as good as the few great cups that I bought.

I've had a similar experience; never able to recapture those first few cups of great coffee.   I'm sorry to tell you,  but it's very much like drug addicts,  especially junkies and speed freaks.  They are forever chasing that very first rush.   

One thing I've found on the road :  drink generic instant for a week or two  (for the caffeine ) , then get some good coffee, even star*ks,
and you MIGHT love it.   It works for me.

Pat
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#29
I buy a Costa Rica coffee that is smooth and delicious
https://www.amazon.com/Costa-Rican-Tarra...Bbean&th=1



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#30
I like the taste of coffee but not the effects of the caffeine ..

Amazing to me how many people can't function without their coffee.

Years ago I bought a tin of the International Foods instant coffee  because it tasted so good and it seemed like everyone else on this planet drank coffee except for me.  I drank a cup every morning and it was very good but when the tin was empty I didn't buy another one.

Wow - did I have a headache for a few days.

I decided there was no way I wanted to get hooked on that stuff and rarely drink it, unless I have a piece of chocolate cake which absolutely requires a hot cup of decaf for total enjoyment.

If I did drink coffee, I would use a burr grinder and a FRENCH PRESS 

(Here is the link: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-per...chn-113601)

So there .. not very helpful but just my two cents, for what it's worth.
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