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04-08-2012 11:01 PM
dnf777
Re: Perfect fresh ground Coffee

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Originally Posted by ebs001 View Post
I bought my stove top percelator at Walmart in the camping section. It was very inexpensive but I can't remember the price. The nice thing about a perc is that the coffee is very hot which my wife truly appreciates. I use filters which I get at Publix which are made for percelators.

Yes! I had an old blue enamel/white fleck camping percolator from walmart. They give a distinct flavor that hard-core coffee drinkers seem to tolerate, and are simple and easy to use and clean.
04-08-2012 10:24 PM
bwalker42
Re: Perfect fresh ground Coffee

I just gotta have my coffee!! Slurp!! <3
04-05-2012 12:56 PM
miatapaul
Re: Perfect fresh ground Coffee

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Originally Posted by mikefossl View Post
Lightweights. We roast our coffee with FZ-RR-700: Motorized Home Roaster | COFFEE-TECH ENGINEERING (notice 12v motor) then hand grind with a ceramic bur grinder and finally make espresso/cappuccino with Bellman Espresso Maker Review..
For my non electric set up I am currently building I use a pour over filter (likely the best method of brewing larger quantities without electricity) and brew directly into the preheated thermos and it stays hot without burning most of the day. I also have a Aerobie that is similar to a French press but vastly superior especially if you do not follow the directions that come with it. I will be getting a hand crank grinder, though I am reading mixed things about the Kyrocera/Hario Skerton Hand Coffee Grinders due to the fact that the burs are not supported on both top and bottom, but I do see much choice as it seems to be the best compact hand grinder. I might go with a Zassenhaus Knee Mill but they are pretty big and don’t grind very fine as well. The Orphan Espresso hand grinders look like good choices but are pricey. As far as espresso I have a stainless steel Bialetti Moka pot but I am not thrilled with it but again there does not seem to be much out there that is significantly better so I will likely stick with it. But that Atomic Coffee machine looks interesting, I will have to research how well it works. For roasting I will go “old school” and use a Whirly Pop popcorn maker over either the stove or the grill. I figure it uses no electricity, and it multipurpose as it does more than one thing(roast coffee, pop popcorn, works as a stock pot). My biggest complaint about coffee equipment is that it is almost all mono task devices and take up a lot of room and only serve one use. As far as roasting your own, if you are planning on cruising it makes sense. Green coffee will stay fresh for a couple of years, while roasted looses freshness after a few weeks. So if you keep up a schedule of roasting a couple of weeks worth at a time you can always have fresh coffee even in the middle of the ocean. You might even be able to buy some green coffee directly from the plantations if you happen to find any!
04-05-2012 01:06 AM
Capt Len
Re: Perfect fresh ground Coffee

We buy our beans from fair trade Chang Mai and always travel with a thermos French press. I can ask for nam ron or build a coconut husk fire but I always get my Java.
10-27-2011 04:42 PM
CarbonSink62 I'm in the French Press crowd; best coffee I've ever made.

I got it for the boat, but I use it more when I'm camping.

We've done the roasting and grinding thing, it's too much work. We buy good beans and only do the grinding now.

Best coffee I've ever had? Probably the Turkish coffee at the Holiday Inn in Ashkelon, Israel. Maybe it was just the view of the Med from my room's balcony...
10-26-2011 09:21 PM
bwalker42
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Originally Posted by RobGallagher View Post
French press is the best.

I've been cheating with an new Kuerig my sister got me for my birthday, not bad, more and more selections and I'm useless when I first get up so it's nice and fast.

Best coffee beans I ever tasted; I was mountain biking through a coffee plantation in the mountains near Chang Mai Thailand. I bought a vacuum bag of beans, more or less forgot about them till I got home a month later and found them in my luggage. The best coffee I ever tasted.

Another sleeper is Mami: Mami Coffee Order some if you can't find it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Have you ever tried Ruta Maya's shade grown Organic coffee whole beans??

They are the best IMHO.. sugar
10-17-2011 02:32 AM
RobGallagher French press is the best.

I've been cheating with an new Kuerig my sister got me for my birthday, not bad, more and more selections and I'm useless when I first get up so it's nice and fast.

Best coffee beans I ever tasted; I was mountain biking through a coffee plantation in the mountains near Chang Mai Thailand. I bought a vacuum bag of beans, more or less forgot about them till I got home a month later and found them in my luggage. The best coffee I ever tasted.

Another sleeper is Mami: Mami Coffee Order some if you can't find it, you will be pleasantly surprised.
10-17-2011 01:45 AM
tdw
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Originally Posted by Cal28 View Post
chuckling as I read ... knowing better but rising to take the bait ...

A...
I drink at maximum two cups a day.

I've always thought that the Italians perfected coffee. To the east and south its all mud and grit, to the west and north getting progressively blander.

Don't mind a splash of hot milk but not Capuccino. Load of nonsense all that silly froth and bubble.

Don't care about instant and the like, rather drink water. I'm not saying I am any kind of connoisseur of coffee, I simply like it reasonably strong. To be frank I doubt anything other than a proper espresso machine is altogether satisafctory but the stove toppers are for me best compromise for boat.

I wish I could be happy with a plunger cos it would be easier and simpler. Alas not.
10-17-2011 12:51 AM
Cal28
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Hey Cal .... I have tried, I really have but I do not believe you get satisfactory grunt from a French press. Always weak and insipid.
chuckling as I read ... knowing better but rising to take the bait ...

As I said earlier ... I've been consuming copious amounts of coffee for 55 years now on 4 continents ... and I don't do weak and insipid

IMHO ...

some of the worst ...

North Africa ... so silty that I felt it rubbed off all the enamel on my teeth ...

Constantinople ... yea old enough to call it that and not Istanbul ... so shocked when I put my demi-tasse spoon in the cup and it stood straight up that I walked out of a meeting and flew directly back to Athens ... (young and bullet-proof back then) ...

any AMPM minimart ... or Denny's at 3 AM ... scorched and burned (especially after I crashed and burned ...)

any instant ... EXCEPT when humpin in the boonies ... that well aged (circa 1948 C rat) instant ... made with water boiled in a canteen cup over a heat tab ... cocoa powder and cream substitute ... a little juice from a can of mixed fruit ... all added ... the best there was ...

some of the other best ...

anywhere in Ireland ... usually taken in a ratio of 1:1 with a single malt irish whiskey - NOTE ... do NOT go and try to kiss the Blarney Stone early in the morning after the night before ...

White Castle's ... who cares what it tastes like ... sliders and onions ...

and yes ... France ... I lived in Paris for 5 years ... took me a few months to learn to drink multiple double expressos black ... (simple ... order a shot of cognac ... and dip with a double long suger cube) ...

but seriously ... the French press ... definitely produces a less acidic coffee ...

and for the record ... I usually got more than just a satisfactory grunt ...
10-13-2011 06:55 PM
tdw Interesting ... spoke with Oz distributer of Bellman and he reckons the Bellman is no better in principle than a standard Bialetti. His attitude being that it is more down to the beans and the grind.

I confess I've always found the grinding thing a pain in the butt but it looks like I'm about to get back into the game. Buggered if I am going to roast the suckers though.




Hey Cal .... I have tried, I really have but I do not believe you get satisfactory grunt from a French press. Always weak and insipid.
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