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post #21 of 31 Old 01-08-2017, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am really enjoying your responses and as the OP I hope to see many more. You folks amaze me especially those who use electric gadgets to make coffee in your vans. It blows me away that there are home roasted coffee, espresso machines and Keurigs in your rigs. Having used my ancient Chemex with the full round filters in my last RV, a pickup camper I understand. Its a religious experience. I am surprised the Via’s have not caught on with more of you as we have several camper friends here and discovered we all use them. Not using flames to heat water is a surprise. I see why inverters are so common. A 12 volt immersion heater mentioned above seem like a direct application of 12 volts to heat. Solar>chemical battery>inverter>120 volt heating element=hot water? Wow!

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My wife uses her Bialetti Moka Express to make two perfect shots of espresso. Too much work for me, but it's almost a zen-thing with her...

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Bial.../dp/B0000CF3Q6

We have freshly roasted beans shipped to us by Greenberry's Coffee Co. in Charlottesville, VA.

https://greenberrys.com

We grind the beans in a battery-powered "Stampede Initiator" (think Billy Crystal...) just before use.

A teapot, paper filter, and a plastic pour-over cone works in a pinch for me...

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Man call me old school, kinda feel like a cave man but I got one of these I remember my dad using when I was 12 and we went camping. Still use it today and have one in the van and in our RV I wouldn't make coffee any other way.
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Aaahhh. Charger, that's the way coffee is supposed to smell. I don't drink coffee, but I have fond memories of Mother making coffee in a percolator.
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Thanks for showing a percolator! I bought one too and cary it in the van. I made coffee in it once, now I just heat water in it. Man it took a long time to get that java! Back when our folks used it time went by slower somehow so the coffee seemed to be done soon enough. Today a cup of Aroma can be brewed up so fast it is hard to imagine that earlier time. More power to you for your patience. I have to say getting a pretty good (better than many restaurants) cup to smell and sip in just about a minute with the Via is what keeps me buying them. MsNomer forgot to mention the sound, I have fond memories of that too! Plup..... plup........plup........

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time does not seem to be an issue for me. ill have it ready the night before put on the burner when I first wake up and by the time I have taken a bathroom break and get dressed coffee is ready! and nothing beats the sound and smell!

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We just use a French press from IKEA. Heat the water up on the butane stove and coffee with a flick of the wrist. The only downside is the grounds are hard to clean off without a lot of water.

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Back in the day camping/road trips with my daughter , I would rise first and heat a porcelain cowboy style pot full of water on grampa's one burner propane stove. Pour the hot water in an insulated cup with "hotel" pods. She got hot coco and then the rest of the hot water went to instant oatmeal.
Break camp and back on the road to the next wonderful adventure .
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Similar to what MrNomer does, except he uses Taster's Choice Columbian packets, which he says are good, and the water is heated in a kettle. Mountain Dew and nuts for me are even easier.
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We just use a French press from IKEA. Heat the water up on the butane stove and coffee with a flick of the wrist. The only downside is the grounds are hard to clean off without a lot of water.
Cleaning the grounds is why we coffee bags while on the road. When we are at a camp site with water cleaning is not an issue and the coffee tastes much better..

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