What are you using for a coffee maker and coffee brand when camping/overlanding?

Cold Brew, then just heat water. Or Starbucks VIAS, then just heat water. Some great options here, but this keeps it simple for me.
 

sabjku

Observer
I use the GSI Outdoors Java Mill and Java Drip Filter. I love that little system. It's also compact enough to take backpacking.
 

Mccaf

Adventurist
Well, I haven’t settled on a coffee solution yet. Been using the Italian Espresso many mention on here, Medaglia-d’oro. Not bad but not up to my taste 100%. The big complaint I also would have is with cleaning the press out.
And the amount of water/paper towels and so on required... I’m hoping this
is the solution.

So my wife comes down to show me what she just ordered on Indiegogo -like Kickstarter- and I am really looking forward to it. A french press with a removable bottom for knocking out the grounds, also a thermometer, and a manual brew timer. It’s called the no mess French press. She ordered the stainless large one.
Can’t wait for delivery in August!
HERE
Watch the video!

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CSG

Explorer
That looks like an absolute mess to clean, especially on the road. A Melitta pour over filter holder and #4 filters is a much better choice and easy to clean. I'm amazed at how many people are drinking coffee from methods that are a mess all the time but particularly on the road. Besides, pour over makes the best coffee you can drink. So the least expensive method is the easiest to brew, clean, and makes the best coffee. No brainer. (yes, I've tried pretty much all the methods in my life).
 
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Corey

OverCamping Specialist
Yep, I am a convert to the Melitta pour over and number 4 filters thanks to CSG.
And do use the bigger 4s, as I had a number 2 filter collapse on me, and the grounds went into the coffee, not tasty :D
 

Hummelator

Adventurer
Both at home and out traveling I use a French press then pour through a pour over to filter out the soot and grounds.
Nabob midnight eclipse.
Perfect cup every time.
 

poseidon

Observer
We make good coffee at home but when we are camping I feel we have tried so many options. Our desire to conserve water and have less cleanup have made us shy away from the french press that we used for several years and the aero press. The instant Medaglia-d’oro wasn't too bad.
While shopping for our memorial day trip this year I ran across a container of Gevalia house blend cold brewed coffee concentrate. Link: http://a.co/2ReEa3M It was a 1 to 1 concentrate and super easy and no cleanup. When I got back home I was at the cash and carry and spotted a DaVinci 7 to 1 concentrate of cold brewed coffee and plan to take it on our next camping trip. As seen here:
 

NevetsG

Active member
That looks like an absolute mess to clean, especially on the road. A Melitta pour over filter holder and #4 filters is a much better choice and easy to clean. I'm amazed at how many people are drinking coffee from methods that are a mess all the time but particularly on the road. Besides, pour over makes the best coffee you can drink. So the least expensive method is the easiest to brew, clean, and makes the best coffee. No brainer. (yes, I've tried pretty much all the methods in my life).
Not sure where you are going with this. I've used my simple filter many times, and it is the easiest thing I've every used. Mess??? Empty the grounds and rinse. What mess? Also, this is a pour over method, so now you are saying it is good. I'm confused.
 

CSG

Explorer
If you like it, good for you. I'm not using a filter which has to be rinsed of its grounds over using a filter holder and paper filter (which is lifted out and tossed. Anyway, sorry you're confused.
 

Joe-n-TX

New member
I'm the biggest coffee snob .....at home. When in the backcountry it's instant. Usually Starbucks (which I detest) because it's better than most. I like to shoot and move. I'm also an afternoon coffee guy. It's so easy just to heat water and pour while on the trail.
 

Randyman1967

New member
In LGRT's breakfast post coffee was mentioned later in the thread, but I did not want to clog it up since the thread was mainly about food.
So what are you using for making coffee when camping, and what kind?

I use to use a French press when camping, as I also used one at home too.
But they are kind of hard to clean, and use a lot of water.
I have seen the pour overs that are out now that are based on a very old concept of the Melitta pour overs that my parents were using back in the 70s.
I have not tried one.

Last year there was a HUGE thread over on IH8MUD's camping section about camp coffee, and I kept seeing the Aeropress coffee maker popping up.
I decided to buy one last winter, and I liked it so much I bought a second one just to keep in the chuckbox.
There is a little mess leftover, but pretty easy to clean by rinsing with the leftover water from the Hario pot I use to boil the water with.
Yes, I have two of them too, one for home, one for the chuckbox :D
You can see it on the right burner on my stove.

Now as far as coffee goes, I got flipped crap on another site I will not mention, but I think you know the site.
All they do in the thread there is cut down others to make themselves seem better than others.
They even cut down my Outdoor X4 mug :D
I happen to like the Overland Coffee Company "Expedition blend" coffee as seen in the picture below.
It has a bit of chocolate and cherry in it, and it suits me fine.
They also cut down another brand I use at home, but I did not mention, they just talked about it.
That is Black Rifle Coffee, and at home and work I use a Keurig coffee maker, and I use Black Rifle's CAF K-Cups.
CAF stand for "Caffeinated As *****&", you get it :D
It is good stuff, and leaves no aftertaste in my mouth, and I also like supporting a veteran and the company he started.
They do make beans too I could grind, but I have not tried them yet.
I also sometimes use the Aeropress at home, but if I am in a hurry, the Keurig is very convenient to use.

But for camping I am now liking the Aeropress/Hario setup, and the Overland Coffee brand.
They also have pour over pouches, but I have not tried them, as I am very satisfied with the Aeropress for now.
I also use a JavaPress burr manual hand crank grinder to grind up the coffee fresh.

So lets here what you are currently using now to make that enjoyable cup of coffee when out in nature and away from the city/work life.

Good ole Folgers crystals for me, it's like crack cocaine, and it keeps really well. Not to mention it saves a lot of water.
 

NevetsG

Active member
If you like it, good for you. I'm not using a filter which has to be rinsed of its grounds over using a filter holder and paper filter (which is lifted out and tossed. Anyway, sorry you're confused.
I do, and thank you. I also like to tread lightly, so carrying less, and creating less garbage is a big plus to me.

BTW, almost all high end café machines, served by baristas, use "seasoned" stainless, or gold plated filters that are rinsed between uses, and are never scrubbed clean. Concept is akin to well seasoned cast iron cookware used by top chefs around the world.
 
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