What do you brew your coffee in?

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  1. Lielanthris

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    What all do you use to brew your coffee while out and about? I seen this French press at Wal-Mart for $25. While is looks nice it is heavy. Which got me to thinking that there is a lighter way to make my coffee without getting grounds in my drink. Also. I have thought of buying empty tea bags and filling them with coffee grounds, anyone ever try that?

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    I use the Stanley pot that you show. store my beans inside the pot and carry a stainless steel grinder as well.

    snow peak makes a titanium press and grinder, but at about $140 for the pair I will just carry the extra weight.
     
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    Cowboy coffee in a Mors pot for me...

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    I brew mine right in my Kettle.
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    And then I filter it...
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    No grinds, great coffee. Simple cleanup.
     
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    I bring my AeroPress most places. It's enough of an upgrade of other styles/brewers that I deal with the added weight/bulk. Even so, it's pretty damn compact. My hand grinder usually stays home, but I grind enough for the trip. They are supposedly coming out with an even more portable AeroPress. Just found the link. Looks like it's coming this month.

    https://coffeechronicler.com/aeropress-go/
     
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    I was looking at those filters too. How you like it? Are you able to transport it in the gsi kettle?
     
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    My god people take their coffee seriously! I use the muslin bags (tea bags) with grounds and my sugar.
     
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    Msr mugmate. I got it 5 years ago for camping. It is my daily coffee maker now. Probably the best value for $20 I've ever gotten.
    Cheers Jim

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    I’ve tried a lot of methods and gadgets, the only one I don’t care for is French Press.

    These are my top three

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    Surprisingly, I've never used my moka pot outdoors; maybe it's due to the plastic handle?
     
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    I haven’t melted one yet...though it is a possibility depending on what heat source you choose.

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    I wanted to modify one with folding handles...just waiting for the right hardware to pop up. Meanwhile...

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    This one got its handle broken in transit...the vendor sent a replacement, but I got to keep the broken one.
     
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    If you have the GSI Ketalist...there is enough space between the lid and bowl to stow one of the Primulas.

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    Tent stake coffee - Finum tea filters

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    Dirty sock coffee - flannel Colador filter

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    MUNIEQ Tetra Drip

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    I love a good cup of coffee. I don’t grind my beans until I have the water on to warm. It does make a difference. I also never let the coffee boil. I am using Colombian beans now, but my favorite bean is Sumatra and I will be switching back. Life is on short to drink bad coffee!
     
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    Stanley cook kit or Mors pot.

    No grounds in my cup either.
     
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    French presses for me. Have 2 like this in different sizes:
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    And a newer one like this that's probably a bit more rugged, but doesn't seem to make *quite* as good coffee, but maybe because it's still fairly new:

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    B2388121-3BCB-4415-8679-A7FA66EA3D2D.jpeg The lady and I brewed up a nice cup of dark cinnamon coffee in my old perk and walked on the beach a misty morning not so long ago.
     
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    Aeropress is lightweight and makes awesome coffee.
     
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    I'm going to throw @Forestree under the bus and ask that he post some pics of his method... dude cannot camp without coffee, and he's lugged some sort of apparatus along on every one of our trips, no matter how 'light' we were going. Never paid much attention to it though, because I am a tea convert in the woods... just easier.

    one good thing though, is that he gets up early to start a fire, so it's warm by the time i get up. public thank you for all those times buddy...seriously... made it a lot easier to get my old bones out of bed.
     
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    Coffee is worthy of the effort. But, I like a great cup of tea, too.
     
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    Aeropress makes unbelievable coffee. Also a great option. I have one for my home brews, and I take it with me when I travel. No more crappy hotel coffee...all I need is a microwave.
     
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    The wife and I use the Stanley press, makes great coffee and enough for two, I did look at this GSI press today at Academy, it’s smaller, probably for one person, insulated too so you can’t boil in it but I may pick one up to try out.
     

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    I bring my stainless steel 6 cup Bialetti on road trips, too. Small, but enough for 2.
     
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    I prefer instant coffee, so i use a cup.

    I haven't found coffee from a peculator that I like (Except for the bag i got from a shop at the bottom of the Iffle Tower in France)
     
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    Some instant is not that bad.
    Cafe Bustelo packets for espresso.
    Mount Hagen packets, too.
    They pack well.
    Not everyday, but a lot better than the crap in jars.
     
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    Up until now I've been using the GSI filter in the top pic which works super well and is very light and compact! The only problems I've found with it is you have to bring along something to heat the water in and something to filter the water into and in the wintertime the filtering process cools the water down a substantial amount.

    I ordered a wood knot gear titanium press earlier this week to try out will report back later on what I think of it.
     
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    Simple,my percolator
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    In slow motion my percolator brews coffee.At first I grind whole beans in my manual coffee grinder then I make the coffee.
     
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    I tried bringing my hand grinder into the bush, but the sound it made, and the duration of effort woke up half the camp and punctuated the entire exercise with a sense of ridiculousness. So I fell back on a trick I learned from my days in a chemistry lab. There are many things that can degrade the bean oils after grinding, but the major contributors (similar to those affecting the shelf life of beer) are heat, light and humidity. So now, I grind all my beans at once, and stash in a tightly sealed non-porous, glass container (think: Mason jar). The trick is to wrap the outside of the jar with tinfoil to keep light from penetrating and/or heating up the interior. I could go a step further and keep it in the fridge, but that would defeat the point of simplicity in the bush. When I want to trek into the woods, I can portion out what I'll need into my container of choice, and have reasonably good coffee without a lot of gear/pretentiousness associated. At home, a shot of Panama Jack's salted caramel liquer is my goto for all-in-one cream/sugar. In the woods, a pinch of salt works well (just like beer) to reduce the bitter. There's a fine line though. Don't overdo it or you'll notice... immediately. :0)
     

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