Coffee brewing in Swedish/German mess kits...

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  1. jayclimber

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    ...what is everyones favorite way to make coffee in their mess kit?

    I've been using the Jetboil w/java press the last 15+years and have just "rediscovered" my old Swedish mess kit. I need some good ideas for getting a good brew out of it!

    Thank you all in advance!
     
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    Folgers singles. Tea bags filled with coffee.
     
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    +1 or cowboy coffee. joe
     
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    @central joe I like cowboy coffee too, but the clean up with the singles is a lot easier.
     
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    Cowboy coffee
     
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    I still prefer my French Press, call me spoiled..
     
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    Put me down for cowboy coffee. Doc.
     
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    One more for cowboy coffee. Sometimes I'll go instant (Starbucks, etc) if I don't have a lot of time.
     
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    Great timing on this post and your reply. In most areas near my house, I have to carry my water so water for clean up is used sparingly. Unless it is winter and there is snow on the ground. I have not seen them around for some time but K cups are everywhere.
     
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    They are cheaper at my grocery store but can be found on amazon. $35 for 6 19 count boxes.
    https://www.amazon.com/Folgers-Clas...id=1537628310&sr=8-3&keywords=folgers+singles
     
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    I’m cheap. We have to stay in a motel near the VA hospital every month, for one or two days. I save the coffee bags (like the folgers ones) and have tons of them. Gotta figure out what the ones that say ‘decaf’ are for. Confusing... o_O:confused:

    Anyway, real coffee in a tea bag normally. Then there is the Greek coffee. Yum!
     
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    I added a set of holes and steel tent stakes to support a Moka pot.

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    Looks good. Those mokka pots makes a good cup.
     
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    Hard to beat cowboy coffee. Just stir a couple of times to extract coffee and allow grounds to settle. If the particles bother you then you can always pour through a cloth or a tea strainer or whatever…

    I prefer that to Folger's.
     
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    Just bring your water to a boil, add your coffee grounds and let simmer a few minutes. Take off of heat and let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the grounds to settle. Carefully pour your coffee into your cup, trying to avoid stirring up the grounds and enjoy.
     
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    So I put my brew kit together and decided on several packets of Folgers singles and coffee filters with fresh ground coffee that I can make my own coffee bags with (think tea bags) and tie off with cord and brew as a coffee bag plus a few tea bags.

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    Everything nestles inside the kit perfectly with a little room to spare! Thanks for all your suggestions folks!
     
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    Just use a metal tea ball with all the little holes in it. I use a larger cylinder shaped one that holds more coffee. Small linen bag with draw string works well and it can be rinsed out and dried for next time.
     
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    There have been a few times that i filled a coffee filter rolled it like a burrito and used a sak tooth pick to pin it shut.
     
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    I hate to bust your bubble mate, but that is not a Swedish kit.
    I would say german, but the insertpan might suggest civilian?
     
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    I used Folgers coffee in tea bags until I discovered the were half filled with instant coffee.
     
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    No bubble busted Ron! Glad to know! Regardless, these types of kits make great brew kits/cook kits!

    Great ideas everyone has had on making a brew!
     
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    I know it sounds sacrilegious, but just instant coffee for me.
     
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    Looks like a German or Austrian kit.

    I use a East German one, usually just boil water over my Emberlit or Esbit stove and add some tea bags (don't drink coffee).
     
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    Definitely East German by the shade of the paint, bail lugs and the folding handle on the insert tray.
     
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    can't you not use a simple coffee pad instead refilled tea bags
     
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    I use a collapsible Java drip from GSI with a paper filter. I've even used those SE compressed towels when out of the regular filters. If I'm on a longer camping trip I like to use my old blue enameled percolator pot. Love those old perc pots!
     
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