What are you using for a coffee maker and coffee brand when camping/overlanding?

luk4mud

Explorer
GSI french press works great
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NFGRVGC?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-def00-other-nomod-us000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-5&ref=aa_scomp

As for coffee, no to store bought. I buy it green and roast it. Currently drinking a Tanzanian Peaberry, dark roasted 2 days ago and burr ground the next day Green coffee can be kept a long time.

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.
 

CSG

Explorer
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.
So you've drunk from toxic dumps, have you?
 

tatanka48

Active member
life for the crew starts after morning coffee

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life for an intimate group is easier to manage

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when i'm running solo things get smaller and lighter in weight

love the nesting feature and my pink sugar rides in a zip-loc inside the press for travel

IMG_0019.jpg snow peak french press IN 600 cup.jpg snow peak french press in 600 cup all wrapped up.jpg

i've had several of the plastique presses and they crazed and broke over time and severe use

the Ti unit from SnowPeak has done a real well job(so far)

in all of my presses i have added filtering capacity by splitting an HD(2-layer) paper towel and tear off a piece to cover the factory filter

at home or in camp (family and solo since the bridal unit[of 50 years] furnishes it)

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even though the box says

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rnArmy

Adventurer
My 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?).
 

tatanka48

Active member
My 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?).
your bridal unit should be quite happy w/ the press

after searching the specific unit i can see it isn't at all different than the one i use for leisure solo travel

YOUR JOB will be to provide her w/ a continuing supply of almost boiling water

to heat a larger amount and keep it simmering or heating a cup worth at a time... that's up to you

for a treat you could acquire a vintage grinder like from an old chuck wagon and provide her w/ a fresh supply of good beans so she can grind her beans fresh for each cup

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or maybe even an old kitchen style grinder

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this would give her bragin rights to one of/if not the finest freshest cuppa in camp

AND it will be in your best interest to keep her in her coffee if you enjoy her company ;-)

T
 
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Davidl13

Adventurer
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..
 

CSG

Explorer
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..
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:

 

rgallant

Adventurer
I travel alone for the most part the pour over has worked great. The filters are just paper, I keep an old plastic Folgers container to toss them into when I am done and either burn them or compost at home.

I grind coffee at home for ease of use, although I have considered getting a hand grinder and grind on the trail.

Everything I need to make coffee is kept in one container, I can pull just that out to make a cup on trail in about 5 minutes using a Jet Boil and be on my way.
 
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