Favorite Camp Coffee Cup

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  1. charlesmc2

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    Wondering what’s the best or favorite style coffee cup for camping. I’m pretty particular about my coffee, but around home I’m not above microwaving my warming coffee to get it back to hot. I don’t understand why but whenever I pour s fresh cup something interrupts or I get distracted... So, around the house I like double wall plastic cups. Generally don’t use metal cup around house. If I do, I’ll use a vacuum insulated style, the ones with lids keep coffee hot a long, long time.

    Camping—it’s a different game. I generally will have a campfire, so I can place a metal cup strategically so as to keep warm or reheat a bit. So, no double wall or vacuum cup there. My backpacking buddy always carries a GI cup, so he tends to drain the coffee pot right off! I do like one with a lid so coffee stays warm a while off heat.

    Exception to above is when I’m using a stove. I will often then use a vacuum insulated cup with a drinking lid. Stove time and space are too valuable a commodity plus many stove don’t turn down low enough to be workable for reheating.

    Curious to see others’ thoughts and ideas.
     
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    I know you said no double wall, but outdoors different than indoors, weather, etc.

    I like my yeti lowball with magslider. I prime it with boiling water, and it keeps coffee hot for hours. Durable, + serves double duty with rye on the rocks at night.
    C
     
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    I have an insulated travel mug with a built I French press. Definitely one of my favorite camp coffee cups.

    For a single wall, any SS or enamel mug works for me.
     
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    No need for double wall, this one is naturally insulated.
     
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    Zojirushi makes a tall 16 oz vac insulated that keeps coffee hot almost too long! But I think an open cup tastes better because aroma is such a big part of taste. I do go back and forth on my preference.
     
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    I don't drink coffee, but my favorite mug/cup is a single wall SS cup I got this year at the Rockland lobster festival. It is a comfortable shape and holds close to 32 oz.
    One of those buy it and fill with soda all day deals. They are usually cheap cups but this one is nice .
     
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    Have my eye on the SnowPeak SS 330 lately. Looks like a nice camp cup. But it's a double as well.
    C
     
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    Mine's a double wall SS cup that I've had forever. It's indestructible , you could probably run over it with your car and not hurt it. It's one of those pieces of gear I really care about.
     
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    I like my GSI Infinity Mug. Plastic, lid, and measuring lines on the side which make it nice for dehydrated meals.
     
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    I’m very plebeian in this respect. I really like those dark green cups that come in a Stanley cook pot. They nest easily in other stuff and they’re insulated enough to keep from burning my fingers or lips.

    I was using a GSI Infinity but have switched over to one of these.
     
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    I use a gsi cup for brewing and a Campbells soup single serve soup cup for drinking. Use a side cutting can opener on the top, and it has Styrofoam for insulation. Last a pretty long time, top also has a slot for sipping. Image from the web, I hope. joe 051000149817.png
     
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    My favorite cup, at rest and at play. I don’t drink coffee in the bush, only black tea.

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    The only metal cup I like drinking coffee from is a double walled copper one I bought a few years ago. I like the green plastic Stanley cups, but my GSI Infinity cup is my favorite.
     
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    I keep a stainless steel mug in my shoulder bag. I do like my insulated mugs and my kupilka cups, but my shoulder bag has limited room. If I have my large thermos I will use the provided cup/lid.
     
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    I have two cups I use in the woods, a double wall Snowpeak and a Kupilka 21. Considering getting a Kupilka 37.
     
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    The larger kupilka cup make a nice eating bowl, especially morning oatmeal. It is a compromise in size between the 21 and the soup bowl.
     
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    Call me a yeti fan-boy but I love my rambler mug. It holds heat well, is tough as nails, and has a lid - perfect for me.

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    This is my go to as well when I'm home. Coffee and whiskey both go very well in here.
     
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    Very little of the mug, but it's an MSR kettle use it for everything.
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    I’ve been away from BCUSA for the past several years because... well, no good reason really, but my excuse is I’ve been doing family camping with my boys. Car camping, essentially. I have a set of that cup and we’ve used the hell out of them.

    And I’m with you Haggis. Black tea all the way. I’m currently building a website and want to share, well, a number of things, but high on the list is “Tea Time on the Trail.”
     
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    these two mugs for years
     

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    I have two that I use more than the rest. My car camp cup is an old white enamel cup that I picked up at a thrift store for .99. It holds 16 ounces for those tough mornings. My other one is a Kupilka cup that I made a simple leather wrap for with lanyard.
     
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    I need one of these handles, I have a couple of those jars in the kitchen cabinet.
     
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    I use a single wall SS cup on day hikes because it nests with a 32 ounce water bottle. A MSR Titan titanium kettle when backpacking of floating because the fuel canister for my pocket rocket nests inside it.
    At home I use a kuksa.
     
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    Mine is just a simple metal cup with leather wrap handle. I like being able to keep my coffee warm by placing it on a rock next to the fire. The worst thing sometimes is the lip gets really hot!! IMG_20180916_010105709.jpg
     
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    hey folks...I don't get to exotic, I use either a genuine U.S. issue canteen cup or a old British ww2 enamel mug..i can put either of them in the fire or over the flame of a heat tab..most of the kit I use is old school and works for me.. vince g. 11B Inf..
     
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    I've got an old G.I canteen cup from WWII and another old stainless one from Vietnam that I use alot also. I shove it in the fire or on my folding esbit stove with a trioxane tab. There are a ton of great ways to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, chocolate or even some soup.
     
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    [​IMG] I use a MLD 475ml titanium single walled cup with a reflectix cozy for my coffee needs when aloft. I used a Stansport 14oz double walled vacuum cup for a long time and it served me well but I gave up the weight.
     
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    GSI Cascadian for me. Crazy cheap, basically indestructible, great size, I have several as back ups.
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    My 99¢ thrift store find. I have a thing for enamelware.

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    I use just a plain old blue ceramic coated steel mug.
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    Don't have pics handy but would be a toss up...

    One is a USGI stainless canteen cup; the version with the handle that folds under rather than the two wire side folders. FiL gave it to me a few years ago.

    Other is a Vargo Titanium Ti-lite 750 mug. It slides over the bottom of my GSI Dukjug bottle and a Pathfinder stove slides over the cup. Fits nicely in the molle bottle pouch on the side of my pack.

    I like the nostalgia of the USGI cup but the ti-lite just makes a great piece of kit.

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    Edit to add: I found a picture of my cup, stove, and bottle that I didn't realize I had.
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    Also a pic of the cup in use; making the morning cup of coffee in Owen Sound, Canada in January. Was up there with my son's scout troop. This was prior to getting the stove above. Using a soup can filled with tightly wound cardboard with a couple of wicks inserted for ease of lighting and wax poured over it. Sooty as heck but it heated the water.

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    And found a pic of my USGI cup. Making pine needle tea many years back at Lamping Homestead outing with a friend.

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    I stick a pinch of coarse grinds in my lip and take a swig of bourbon off the jug. :confused:

    Really any container is fine with me. Long as there's coffee.
     
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    We had been using his and hers GSI Infinity cups but expanded to Kupilka 21s then the larger 37s came out for going more Bushcrafty.
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    If I want to feel guilty and glorious it's a Snow Peak 450 Ti double wall for a vanity item.
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    Here is one that I used the other day. I have had this mug since 2002.
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    Same here.
     
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    This is my favorite camp cup. It's a tinned sheet iron cup and is an exact duplicate of one carried through the war of northern aggression by a soldier from North Carolina. This has been my go to for the past 35 years. I've used it in all conditions over that time and have no complaints. Interestingly it holds exactly one cup.

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    Two of my favorites with two of my favorites. At home it's whatever; camping it's always a snow peak Ti cup and nothing else.
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    I thought it was this kuksa I carved out of dogwood...

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    but the one in most of my photos is carved from poplar... a lightweight wood and packs well with the smaller grips. I like drinking from something I made :)

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    I don't know if you noticed, but you spilled some of that whipped cream in your Irish coffee....
     
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