Coffee brewing in Swedish/German mess kits...

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by jayclimber, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. jayclimber

    jayclimber BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Location:
    Great Lakes
    ...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!
     
    Skruffy, buckfynn, DavidJAFO and 8 others like this.
  2. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,820
    Likes Received:
    13,938
    Location:
    KC Metro
    Folgers singles. Tea bags filled with coffee.
     
  3. central joe

    central joe Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012
    Messages:
    10,340
    Likes Received:
    67,505
    Location:
    upstate south carolina
    +1 or cowboy coffee. joe
     
  4. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,820
    Likes Received:
    13,938
    Location:
    KC Metro
    @central joe I like cowboy coffee too, but the clean up with the singles is a lot easier.
     
    45jack, Skruffy, Sosteve and 8 others like this.
  5. catfishrman

    catfishrman Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    S.E. MI
    Cowboy coffee
     
    Skruffy, Sosteve, buckfynn and 4 others like this.
  6. Uncle Duke 520

    Uncle Duke 520 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2017
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    I still prefer my French Press, call me spoiled..
     
    Skruffy, Sosteve, pellegrino and 4 others like this.
  7. Doc.

    Doc. Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2017
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    3,410
    Put me down for cowboy coffee. Doc.
     
    Skruffy, Sosteve, freebirdfb and 3 others like this.
  8. OMRebel

    OMRebel He who piddles Hardwoodsman Bushclass I Bushclass II

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,797
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    One more for cowboy coffee. Sometimes I'll go instant (Starbucks, etc) if I don't have a lot of time.
     
    Skruffy, Sosteve, freebirdfb and 2 others like this.
  9. Timex

    Timex Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,378
    Likes Received:
    2,867
    Location:
    Northern Arizona
    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.
     
    Skruffy, Sosteve, Winterhorse and 2 others like this.
  10. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,820
    Likes Received:
    13,938
    Location:
    KC Metro
    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
     
    Sosteve likes this.
  11. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue —- Roughian #7 -— --- Graybeard -— Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    11,857
    Likes Received:
    77,025
    Location:
    Under the Blue Nevada Sky
    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!
     
  12. Spork

    Spork Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    7,142
    Likes Received:
    12,642
    Location:
    Zombiewood, CA
    I added a set of holes and steel tent stakes to support a Moka pot.

    [​IMG]
     
    Redwalker, bacpacjac, 45jack and 12 others like this.
  13. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,820
    Likes Received:
    13,938
    Location:
    KC Metro
    Looks good. Those mokka pots makes a good cup.
     
    45jack, Skruffy, pellegrino and 2 others like this.
  14. charlesmc2

    charlesmc2 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    2,304
    Location:
    Central Texas
    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.
     
  15. injun51

    injun51 Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    3,791
    Likes Received:
    2,533
    Location:
    RESERVATION EARTH
    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.
     
  16. jayclimber

    jayclimber BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Location:
    Great Lakes
    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.

    20180924_082241_kindlephoto-9132545.jpg

    20180924_082026.jpg

    Everything nestles inside the kit perfectly with a little room to spare! Thanks for all your suggestions folks!
     
  17. Loosearrow

    Loosearrow Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    181
    Location:
    Kansas
    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.
     
  18. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,820
    Likes Received:
    13,938
    Location:
    KC Metro
    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.
     
  19. Ron

    Ron Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,717
    Likes Received:
    4,959
    Location:
    Sweden
    I hate to bust your bubble mate, but that is not a Swedish kit.
    I would say german, but the insertpan might suggest civilian?
     
  20. CSM1970

    CSM1970 Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    7,836
    Location:
    Texas
    I used Folgers coffee in tea bags until I discovered the were half filled with instant coffee.
     
    Winterhorse and freebirdfb like this.
  21. jayclimber

    jayclimber BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2018
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    2,018
    Location:
    Great Lakes
    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!
     
    Winterhorse and freebirdfb like this.
  22. Gruxxx

    Gruxxx NRA Endowment Life Member Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    5,621
    I know it sounds sacrilegious, but just instant coffee for me.
     
    Winterhorse and freebirdfb like this.
  23. Blackhillz

    Blackhillz Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    4,341
    Location:
    Rapid City, SD

    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).
     
    jayclimber and Winterhorse like this.
  24. Spork

    Spork Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    7,142
    Likes Received:
    12,642
    Location:
    Zombiewood, CA
    Definitely East German by the shade of the paint, bail lugs and the folding handle on the insert tray.
     
  25. Sosteve

    Sosteve Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    1,736
    can't you not use a simple coffee pad instead refilled tea bags
     
    freebirdfb likes this.
  26. Skruffy

    Skruffy Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    10,372
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    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!
     
    wvtracker14 and freebirdfb like this.
  27. Danny Camancho

    Danny Camancho Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2019
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    209
    So...I saw a video about something called the coffee drop. You boil your water, stir in your grounds, let it simmer, then to get the grounds to settle you “drop” the coffee. Your arm will make the motion of an upright single arm row but you go a little slower so as to not slosh the contents around. Start with your arm straight hanging down, row up until your elbow is a little past a 45 degree angle, then slowly lower your arm and lock out your elbow. If you go slow and don’t slosh at the bottom of the motion, the grounds all settle at the bottom. Easy day.
     
    freebirdfb likes this.
  28. wvtracker14

    wvtracker14 Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    21,128
    Location:
    North Eastern WV
    This is what I use minus the filter. @Skruffy do you just cut regular filter or buy special ones to fit the gsi?
     
    freebirdfb likes this.
  29. 45jack

    45jack Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    5,902
    Likes Received:
    7,381
    Several years ago there was a member here who went by "lil' red". He was a professional coffee roaster. His advice to me was to boil your water, once the water boiled take it off the heat and put your coffee grounds in stir, let it set a few minutes and enjoy a good cuppa.
    According to him you do not want to boil the coffee grounds that's why you put them in at something below 212 degrees.
    As far as I know, he and his business partners are still running two coffee shops in Peoria, Illinois.
     
    Lichen, freebirdfb and Calicoast like this.
  30. Calicoast

    Calicoast Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    ^^^
    This.
    Same as a French Press without the Press.
     
    freebirdfb likes this.

Share This Page