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Coleman Propane coffee maker

I am a serious coffee drinker(addict). I don't measure my consumption in cups/day I use pots/day. Has anyone tried the coleman propane coffee maker? I would appreciate any reviews on this or similar coffee aparatuses (require no electricity or 12V).

Is it aparatuses or aparati need more coffee!!!
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

I saw one in Costco and, although initially interested, wondered why anyone would buy one when you can boil water with a pot on a propane stove, then pour the boiling water into a French Press, or use a percolator on a propane stove to make coffee. The propane stove, unlike the propane coffee maker, can be used for a variety of cooking purposes, as can the coffee pot in which I boil water. My French Press is lightweight and takes up very little room.

Space is at a premium on a boat. I also try to minimize weight. Why buy a bulky, unnecessary, single-purpose item, when an ordinary multi-purpose item fulfills the same requirement?

Seems like an unnecessary gimmick to me...
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

I daysail and was debating on a grill and perculator and then saw this coffee pot. Thought it might make more sense for me...maybe? I don't have a stove.
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

Love my coffee too. Although not in mass quantities. The previous owner took out our alcohol stove and fit a refrigerator in it's place. We recently spent a couple of days in a mooring field and while it was very nice, coffee in the morning would have made it ideal. So, I started scheming about an inverter just to run my percolator and perhaps a toaster. (we had a french press, excellent coffee just not enough) This would be an alternative to my plan. I, likewise would be interested in some testimonials.
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

an inverter with enough horsepower to run a toaster and a coffee maker would seriously draw down your house battery with a quickness.

I agree with Mr. Wilson-a range and a percolator or a kettle makes more sense than a standalone coffeemaker. Cuz you know you're gonna want pancakes and bacon with your coffee out there on the hook, and that is an absolute biotch to make with a coffeemaker.
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

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an inverter with enough horsepower to run a toaster and a coffee maker would seriously draw down your house battery with a quickness.
Of course I know that, but was hoping I could run the engine long enough for bagels and coffee, no?
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

I have one!
I bought it the first weekend I spent aboard on the hard last Winter. I can make and stomach "cowboy coffee" ; but a buddy uses one at camp and I found it intriguing.
Best use of $45 I've made so far for creature comforts.
I can brew up an 8 cup pot in about 10 minutes. Sure..not as quick as boiling water and using a press, so it might be a little bit of waste of propane and generate a tad more heat. Not as fast as the dripper at home; but Man! wadda way ta greet the Sun of a morning!
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Of course I know that, but was hoping I could run the engine long enough for bagels and coffee, no?
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Sure you could, if you want to annoy those around you at anchor.

But you can either burn diesel to make electricity to make coffee and toast or burn alcohol to make coffee, toast, bagels, homefries, bacon and eggs.
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I have one!
I bought it the first weekend I spent aboard on the hard last Winter. I can make and stomach "cowboy coffee" ; but a buddy uses one at camp and I found it intriguing.
Best use of $45 I've made so far for creature comforts.
I can brew up an 8 cup pot in about 10 minutes. Sure..not as quick as boiling water and using a press, so it might be a little bit of waste of propane and generate a tad more heat. Not as fast as the dripper at home; but Man! wadda way ta greet the Sun of a morning!
Out of curiosity, where do you store the canister when not in use? It should be in an external compartment...if not, you might check your insurance policy.
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Re: Coleman Propane coffee maker

10 minutes for a pot that sounds great. I have plenty of storage in my lazerettes. Not much inside the cabin. In 1964 most cabins were little.
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