So you've drunk from toxic dumps, have you?I get a kick out of the "fresh ground" marketing pitch. You can grind it today but it doesnt matter much if it was roasted 6 months ago, it will still taste like a toxic dump. The flavor quality is much more dependent on when it was roasted than when it was ground.
your bridal unit should be quite happy w/ the pressMy wife is a big coffee drinker, and not so much of a camper (or should I say "Overlander"?). But she'll be going to the NW Overland Rally with me this summer (she's a good sport), so to keep her happy and caffeinated, I just bought one of those Aero Press coffee things partially because of this thread. I told her to start practicing with it so when we go, she'll be good with it. I'm more of a bottled Starbucks Mocha kinda guy, so I'm not the coffee making expert.
Any quick tips for her using this thing? We haven't even taken it out of the mailing package yet - it just arrived this week. I know there are a bunch of you-tubes out there (got any good ones you'd recommend?).
Agreed 100%. I said as much in this thread earlier and on Mud as well. At home, I grind daily but for a trip, I take up to a week's worth. Longer than that, I'll try to get some fresh ground on the road. A Melitta filter holder is less than $5 and filters, bought right (like the pack of 400 from Costco) are a penny or two each. Brew into a thermal mug like a Yeti (I like the 20 oz Ozark Trail although I have a Yeti as well), add a Yeti Magslide lid, and your coffee will stay hot for 2-3 hours or longer. Too many guys make it silly hard with all the gadgets and mess in dealing with used grounds. I posted this photo already but here it is again:The issue while camping or overlander is water.. as in using as little as possible... And carrying as little stuff as possible... pre grind your coffee for the trip and place in an airtight container to lock in freshness.. buy a plastic Melika pour through unit.. and disposable white melika #4 filters ... Heat water and pour over grounds into your cup
Nothing to wash.. and the coffee grounds will help keep your garbage from smelling bad..