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    Default Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I've recently bought an Aeropress: a very simple, lightweight tool that allows you to brew a very nice cup of coffee with just some hot water and coffee ground. Normally, when camping I would use my Mocha pot or make a moerkoffie because I absolutely cannot stand to drink instant coffee, but the feeling of coffee residue in my mouth always left me wanting something else.

    Having tested it this weekend, I am so happy with the taste and convenience that I've also bought a handgrinder and a batch of some freshly roasted coffee beans. And so, I'm turning into quite the bush-coffeesnob. I probably have better coffee when camping then at home..

    This left me wondering, how do you like/have your coffee in the bush?

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Hi HerrRudiger.

    I have a Bialetti for my camp coffee. Dont like moerkoffie that much but I love a dessert coffee. So when camping it is my bederfie. Koppie dessert koffie met my Bialetti.

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I also use an Aeropress but I am just a pleb and use House Of Coffees ground coffee in 250g packs. No milk or sugar.
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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    You are going to battle to beat a decent hand grinder combined with a Bialetti!

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I have a hand grinder and Nanopresso, I also use a bialetti moka pot.

    I prefer the Nanopresso and use it extensively when traveling and hiking.

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Bialetti with a manual milk frother (and condensed milk)

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I also use an Aeropress when camping by myself. Beans from our local roaster, I usually grind a batch before I go. Really good coffee while on the go. I would love to get my hands on a genuine 2 or 3 cup Bialetti though...just can't afford one at the moment. Oh well, one day.


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    In the past I've also just chucked the coffee grounds directly into the Hart kettle, slight simmer on the fire and then through a little tea sieve into the mug.

    I also have a percolator if it's not just me.


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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    When there is no need to drive I prefer a beer instead of coffee at sunrise when camping. When there is, we use the Nescafe sachets that has milk added.

    Coffee is not a thing for us so we follow the pleb route. In any case, if I had to pack a dedicated coffee machine thing I would rather stay at home. Different strokes and so forth.
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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Aeropress is quite nice.
    But when I'm lazy, the oxo works lovely as a pour-over.
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    Moka pot, easy and convenient

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    I use an Aeropress or a Nanopresso, with Italian Illy espresso coffee. I use the brown tin Intenso coffee for a more robust, intense flavor. Milk I warm up slightly and whisk to a thick foam using a small battery powered (2xAA) whisk/frother. In fact this latter performs better than the steam wand on my Espresso machine at home! I also have a 4 cup Bialetti if I need to make coffee for more than my wife & I.

    Recently Illy introduced a really great flavored instant granules coffee, that most would be hard pressed to call instant if tasted blind. I use that as a stopgap if I need a coffee in a hurry! Its not cheap though...
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    French press. Am I the only one?
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    I used to make cowboy coffee, boiling water in a pot on the camp stove, then adding ground coffee letting it sit five minutes or so...

    ...now Ive gone soft and use coffee in a bag
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    Default Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    We tried the aeropress for a while but the coffee came out too cold in the winter. Same with the pour over.
    Mocha pot paired with the correct size ground is still the preferred method, thats why I only buy beans and grind it myself.
    But lately I have become a tad lazy and use this more often:

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    Basically a reusable teabag with a super fine mesh that keeps the coffee grounds suspended in the water while it brews. Uses up zero packing space.
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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I use cup-a-ground, while on the way and while camping. Great coffee and very convenient as one only need boiled water. We keep boiled water in a flask while on the way.

    https://www.coffeeexcellence.co.za/s...nd-r155-detail
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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Wife bought me a bialetti cappuccino maker - so that'll be going with on our next trip for its first trial
    https://www.yuppiechef.com/bialetti-...RoCcG4QAvD_BwE


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    I use cup-a-ground, while on the way and while camping. Great coffee and very convenient as one only need boiled water. We keep boiled water in a flask while on the way.

    https://www.coffeeexcellence.co.za/s...nd-r155-detail
    Also been using these for a couple of years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AardvarkNV View Post

    ...now Ive gone soft and use coffee in a bag
    yep, label me soft as well then
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    French press. Am I the only one?
    I use this Stanley French Press at home and away. My wife does not drink coffee so this is a decent amount for me. I actually use it just about every morning and sip away on the way to work. For coffee the Woolies grounds are fine for this pleb

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I grind beans just before leaving on a trip and then use either a French Press or a Moka Pot

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    Default Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Bialetti Moka pot! The one on my Avatar, I've bought in Seattle many moons ago - before I've seen any in SA. This one without a handle and a "seperate" lid, still go with me when camping. I have a newer one at home though!

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