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post #11 of 31 Old 01-04-2017, 08:26 AM
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I just put a scoop of coffee in cold water in a Pyrex measuring cup the night before, and set it in the microwave. In the morning, I turn on the inverter (if I am not on shore power) and turn on the microwave. Cold-steeping helps extract more flavor from the coffee. Then I pour it through a filter in a filter-holder over a cup.

Another trick is to use the cold steeping method taking to the limit, and make coffee extract by cold-steeping a lot of coffee in a relatively small amount of water for a long time (like days), then keeping the extract in a closed container. Heat water by any means (e.g. an immersion heater - they are available in both 120V and 12V) and then add the coffee liqueur to mix.
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post #12 of 31 Old 01-04-2017, 08:37 AM
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Great idea! A lot of us seem to use a French press which works well but cleaning the grinds out unless you're connected to or near an unlimited source of water is a hassle. I also have a Senseo brewer I use but the pods are getting very hard to find in NA now. It's far superior to a Kuerig in my opinion in both price and quality but Green Mnt has taken over the single serving market here unfortunately and they are so overpriced, weak tasting and bulky I refuse to ever own one for any use anywhere. I do have a pod maker for my senseo but it can be a pita on the road.

For convenience, quality and price Mickey D's wins by far but even they use different coffee suppliers throughout the country I believe. You can get away with crappy coffee everywhere but the Northeast and Northwest. Don't even get me started on that boiled hockey puck stuff from Timmy H's

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https://www.amazon.com/Aerobie-AeroP...HQEAS12983J50K

Hands down best way to make coffee. Get e jet boil and you're set.

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I would swear I had posted on this thread but I do not see it.

We boil water on our propane stove when we are stationary and pour it onto Dunkin ground coffee in our plastic french press that we bought at bass pro Shop.

http://www.basspro.com/GSI-Outdoors-...4110609371631/

When we are mobile,we zap coffee in the microwave and use Maxwell House coffee bags in our travel mugs.

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I use this Keurig. It is made for use in Hotel rooms. Out of all the Keurigs, this one draws the fewest amps, quite a bit less than the mini.

https://www.amazon.com/Keurig-K-Cup-.../dp/B004978NKY

I drink my McDonald's coffee on my Keurig several times per day.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/mc-cafe...17=1o1&veh=sem

I got used to drinking instant coffee when I was living in Mexico. When I first moved down there, it was the only kind of coffee you could get. Whether you ordered coffee in a restaurant or a convenience store, you got hot water and instant coffee. I hated it, but I found the biggest mistake was mixing it too strong. If you didn't put too much of the crystals, it tasted a lot more like real coffee. By the time I moved back to the States, 10 yrs later, you could get real coffee in all the Oxxo, and 7-11 stores in Mexico. I have never tried the Starbucks instant before.

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1) I don't drink coffee. I drink Diet Coke, and it does not require a coffee maker/press/etc!

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2) My wife wants Dunkin Donuts coffee in the morning, so I found this Keurig-compatible unit in BJ's and it works great! It is low wattage (about 600 or 700W I think), and heats quickly off my inverter power.

http://www.bjs.com/bella-dual-brew-s...product.288633

The BJ's version even comes with a free travel cup at a very good price.

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That is a good price on that one. The Keurig I posted above only draws 700 watts too. I have beat the heck out of that thing, and it is still going strong.
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I don't do coffee, but she does.

Hot water via Bodum electric kettle. Poured into stainless french press. Coffee is usually ground at home just before leaving on the trip. (she roasts her own at home, as nearly every day for her starts at the espresso machine)

And yes, we have taken the old Gaggia espresso machine on the road as well. Did that for a canine event about a month ago, made espressos for folks in the winter, great fun.

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I don't do coffee, but she does.

Coffee is usually ground at home just before leaving on the trip. (she roasts her own at home, as nearly every day for her starts at the espresso machine)

That is really cool. Where do you get the raw beans?
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That is really cool. Where do you get the raw beans?
https://www.sweetmarias.com/

Roasted at home with a Nesco roaster. https://www.sweetmarias.com/category...roasters/nesco

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