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flruss
03-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Press

Got a $50.00 GS to bass pro so the wife and I went for a walk thru the store. Past all the boats, fishing rods and reels. Upstairs to see gun stuff. Well she needed some hearing protection, ( can't hear a word I say) and she thought that a soft case for the new gun would be nice. Well that about did in the GS so I says let's go over to the camping section. After walking around for a while I see the press, hey I want one of these. It only cost me $9.00 score. Well May be not that great but I got something to post up about and start this thread. Any tips out there from the pros who use one 😀☕️☕️
I'm going to try you suggestions so post up I'm thirsty and need to do this before bed time.

LarryinSeattle
03-02-2014, 10:05 PM
I have the Jetboil coffee press. I hope you have the Jetboil to heat and make the coffee in.

I prefer the Melita one cup cone filter system, and the coffee press. The jetboil french press makes a mess of the cup and requires a good rinse afterwards.

flruss
03-02-2014, 10:52 PM
So Larry are you saying to return it and go for

https://shoponline.melitta.com/page/CDESINGLESERVE

Just made a cup and was pretty good, yep needed a wipe and a rinse but no biggie, tasted much better to the instant I used before. So think that I'm making Coffee first then heating water for the oatmeal flavored coffee.;)
Oh and I carry a little water when I camp. P^

I got a jet boil for several years now, never heat Chef Boyardee from a can in the jet boil cup that takes a real good rinse to clean.
Russ

LarryinSeattle
03-02-2014, 11:21 PM
I say I prefer this as it makes a good cup of coffee that is free from sediment and is an easy cleanup. Cheap too. $6.95

http://www.timswineblog.com/images/melitta.jpg

It uses this filter:

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/images/prod/1/Melitta-620122-rw-155630-256047.jpg

Here is a collapsible one from REI:

http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/10918/226992302?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds2.yourstorewizards .com%2F2181%2Fimages%2F800x800f%2Fcollapsible-coffee-filter-cone.jpg&d=e5c09bb6df45606fa1525859d70271a1f66221df

If you cut the bottom off of a water bottle and use the filter..... it works the same way, if you lose your one cup filter holder.

LarryinSeattle
03-02-2014, 11:29 PM
I like your one wheel trailer. I had a one wheel trailer I pulled with my Honda Helix.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc447/larryinseattle/hondahelixwithburrotrailer2_zps5efcde54.jpg

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc447/larryinseattle/hondahelixwithburrotrailer_zpsa7e1605d.jpg

swoody126
03-02-2014, 11:45 PM
get a BIG TEA KETTLE and fill it

keeping the water hot, try several different scenarios

amt of grounds

time to steep

make notes and rate your findings

when you determine the results that work BEST FOR YOU, make some kind of WATERPROOF NOTE to yourself and keep it in your kit

there WILL be many recommendations for brand of grounds, type of grounds and steeping times

take all these recommendations w/ a grain of salt, steering, mostly, toward your own HOME BREW(brand & type of grounds)

if you have a SPECIAL OCCASION brew, play with it, also

i do enjoy being able to take fresh grounds from the house, just b4 each trip, returning the unused portion to the can in the cupboard, upon my return

have fun & good luck

sw

swoody126
03-02-2014, 11:48 PM
BTW, I ALWAYS HEAT WATER IN A DEDICATED VESSEL!:D

sw

LarryinSeattle
03-03-2014, 12:10 AM
I purchased this a few months ago. I made coffee with it at home and I plan to pair this up with my Jetboil on the camp trail.

http://www.espressoparts.com/espressoparts/content/images_inv/e/z/5933/Aeropress_1_full.jpg

It works pretty good.

http://www.bestespressomachineforhome.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/AeroPress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker.jpg

flruss
03-03-2014, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the input. Hey Larry if you ever have a sale on slightly used coffee accoutrement, please post up. I don't pull a trailer any more so gunna limit my camping items to just a few. Swoody126 I will try different amounts/times. Have you ever tried the coffee from Costco I think it was Kirklands brand, whole beans pretty good.

Russ

LarryinSeattle
03-03-2014, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the input. Hey Larry if you ever have a sale on slightly used coffee accoutrement, please post up. I don't pull a trailer any more so gunna limit my camping items to just a few. Swoody126 I will try different amounts/times. Have you ever tried the coffee from Costco I think it was Kirklands brand, whole beans pretty good.

Russ

I don't haul more than one coffee brew system along when camping. When I am out solo camping I do make use of the Starbucks instant coffee once in awhile.

Costco coffee is a staple here at the house. French Roast. I grind mine at home with a Cuisinart dbm-8 supreme grind automatic burr mill grinder.

Yes, I am a coffee snob. (Seattle)

I also use a Kurig one cup coffee maker at home.

http://l4.zassets.com/images/z/1/3/5/1/3/5/1351359-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

swoody126
03-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Thanks for the input. .....Swoody126 I will try different amounts/times. Have you ever tried the coffee from Costco I think it was Kirklands brand, whole beans pretty good.

Russ

RUSS

when i was driving a BIG TRUCK my trainer used the COSTCO stuff and it wasn't bad, his little ritual did involve grinding beans and the whole process was something HE enjoyed

REMEMBER ....... MAKE YOUR COFFEE, YOUR WAY

if you use COSTCO at home, that's what i'd start with

there are little battery powered and hand crank grinders out there, so you could take the fresh ground process w/ you, on the road

again, HAVE FUN PLAYING

sw

jobe05
03-03-2014, 08:37 AM
I purchased this a few months ago. I made coffee with it at home and I plan to pair this up with my Jetboil on the camp trail.

http://www.espressoparts.com/espressoparts/content/images_inv/e/z/5933/Aeropress_1_full.jpg

It works pretty good.

http://www.bestespressomachineforhome.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/AeroPress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker.jpg



I have 2 of these, one in the kitchen and one in the camper!

makes a great cup of coffee if you have a good coffee grind.

PC02SILVER
03-03-2014, 09:58 AM
I purchased this a few months ago. I made coffee with it at home and I plan to pair this up with my Jetboil on the camp trail.

http://www.espressoparts.com/espressoparts/content/images_inv/e/z/5933/Aeropress_1_full.jpg

It works pretty good.

http://www.bestespressomachineforhome.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/AeroPress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker.jpg

I have one of these also. Makes a very good cup of coffee. Strange, but I also have the same coffee grinder Larry uses.

Clamper
03-03-2014, 11:13 AM
I don't haul more than one coffee brew system along when camping. When I am out solo camping I do make use of the Starbucks instant coffee once in awhile.

Costco coffee is a staple here at the house. French Roast. I grind mine at home with a Cuisinart dbm-8 supreme grind automatic burr mill grinder.

Yes, I am a coffee snob. (Seattle)

I also use a Kurig one cup coffee maker at home.

http://l4.zassets.com/images/z/1/3/5/1/3/5/1351359-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

When you start that up, what kind of hearing protection is required? :D

flruss
03-03-2014, 11:34 PM
Hi clamper

I feel that I am in the pee wee league watching the majors, with all the coffee equipment. Hell I got a small piece of screen and was so happy like no more instant coffee I'm gunna be drinking the real deal.
Oh well I guess it's hard to keep up with the jones's .But I like my new press it sure is a lot smaller than some of the other stuff:cool:
Russ

Dusty Boots
03-04-2014, 08:58 AM
I'll stick to being a Tea Totaler!

Much easier to make and a whole lot less 'gear' to haul around! :rolleyes:

flruss
03-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Dusty
Are you not drinking coffee, because it's easier to drink tea?
Russ

jobe05
03-04-2014, 09:12 AM
I would prefer to carry a lot of gear, for a good cup of coffee in the morning. However, it's not a lot of gear. Coffee Press is in a box about 4" square by 12" long and fits into the same bin as the single burner stove, coffee pot to heat the water, cups, pans etc.....

well worth it to me.

Dusty Boots
03-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Dusty
Are you not drinking coffee, because it's easier to drink tea?
Russ


No ... I do drink coffee occasionally.
I was raised drinking Tea and that is what I carry with me and is what I prefer. I find a nice hot cup of Tea very relaxing at night, after dinner. P^

I never drank much coffee at all until I moved back east here and joined my Riding Group, who seem to plan stops at Tim Hortons (http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.html) coffee shops (much like your Dunkin Donuts - but way better) to have a pee break and grab a coffee, free WiFi etc ... but I still prefer Tea by a long shot.

Matter of fact, I feel bad that I don't have any coffee in the house to offer friends when they stop by! :o

dkurfiss
03-04-2014, 09:38 AM
While I like something hot to start my day I am somewhat flexible. I grew up drinking hot tea in the AM and did not start drinking coffee until my late 20's early 30's. So I am pretty good with either. Before I stopped drinking soda's you could include a Coke in the AM and I would be real happy with that too.

When camping I carry the Starbuck Via. You either like Starbucks or you hate it. I fall into the like it group. If I can't get Via or stop at a Starbucks I will usually opt for hot tea. I carry both when camping so I guess it depends on my mood.

I am just not sure I would go through the effort of doing the French press thing in the AM.

That reminds me, I need to pull out my ammo box today and refill it for travel. That is where my coffee/tea/Splenda/breakfast lives at.

flruss
03-04-2014, 10:27 AM
Ok guys so it's amount and time on the taste for using the press.
How or what tips do y'all have for the press as far as cleaning. I just used it the one time so far. Rinsed it out and wiped it. Sink at home is different than out on the trail.
Russ

LarryinSeattle
03-04-2014, 10:34 AM
This is not a lot of gear. If you wish, you could use the paper filter with a clean funnel or even cut the bottom off of a water bottle.

The pour over method makes an excellent cup of coffee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKGFrJzUYv4

jobe05
03-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Thats what I like about the AeroPress. It uses paper round filters and when compressed, it expels from the unit like a hockey puck, or kinda what the puck from an espresso machine looks like. Once ejected, I just wipe the rubber stopper off with a napkin or paper towel and put it way. You could rinse it, But it's not needed. They are only like $25 on Amazon, and they make really good coffee!! I use to own a coffee shop and I will admit, with a good bean (I use an espresso bean with espresso grind), this makes the best cup of coffee I ever had!

articrider
03-04-2014, 11:29 AM
i use jet boil and just wrap a fileter around coffee grounds with twisty the just soak in cup and throw fiter away repeat as needed im sure my coffee stronger than most like

swoody126
03-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Ok guys so it's amount and time on the taste for using the press.
How or what tips do y'all have for the press as far as cleaning. I just used it the one time so far. Rinsed it out and wiped it. Sink at home is different than out on the trail.
Russ

jist wrainch it out n go on;)

rinse, wipe, store

real cowboys never WASH/CLEAN a coffee pot:eek:

sw

flruss
03-05-2014, 12:45 AM
i use jet boil and just wrap a fileter around coffee grounds with twisty the just soak in cup and throw fiter away repeat as needed im sure my coffee stronger than most like

I like that idea sounds like an easy clean way to make a cup.
Thanks

Sounds like the down side is clean up with the jet boil. Thanks for all the posts,
It was fun. Even from the tea toddler :D
Russ

kaitiff
03-05-2014, 11:22 AM
I just posted a link to some camping tips and tricks I found today, one of them was to take a standard coffee filter, put your scoop of coffee in it and then use dental floss to tie it off. Make 'em up before you go and just drop it in some hot water and WALA! Instant coffee.

Peter Darby
03-31-2014, 12:04 PM
I use the GSI collapsable drip coffee maker. It works like the little funnels shown previously but collapses to less than 1/2 inch tall with a lid. They make a coffee/tea pot that also collapses but I want to see one in person before I invest in one.

Dusty Boots
03-31-2014, 01:15 PM
I use the GSI collapsable drip coffee maker. It works like the little funnels shown previously but collapses to less than 1/2 inch tall with a lid. They make a coffee/tea pot that also collapses but I want to see one in person before I invest in one.

I saw a collapsible silicon one that Alex (Sportytour) had with him at the western PA campout and it was pretty darn slick, although they are currently out of production as far as I know. :(

TxTiger
04-04-2014, 02:05 PM
I took my press with me last week but forgot the base that holds the filter. I used a back up screen I had. Worked great but there was some mud.


http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_MSR-MugMate-Coffee-Tea-Filter_10238411_10208_10000001_-1_

Murph
08-26-2014, 05:50 PM
I have a Jetboil with Java press. I love mine. I have used it a couple of times. The clean up isn't that bad, but I can understand why that might turn people off. I like the fact that everything packs away inside of the pot.