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Old 07-27-2015, 09:39 PM   #11
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Brain cramp. DON'T use French press in trailer due to the messy clean up required. Use a collapsable cone for a #4 filter which drains into the French Press container. Equally good coffee with much simpler cleanup. We grind our coffee in the store when we are on the road although I suppose you could use something like this. Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder | Williams-Sonoma
Way cheaper than other grinders mentioned. Doubt you can alter the grind however.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:26 PM   #12
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You sir, will get no coffee.
Well, OK by me because you probably wouldn't load it up with lots of milk and sugar to make it to my kind of delicious coffee.

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Old 07-27-2015, 10:30 PM   #13
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Well, OK by me because you probably wouldn't load it up with lots of milk and sugar to make it to my kind of delicious coffee.

Ron

Yikes!
I now must reiterate what I've been saying for 50 years:
If it ain't worth drinkin' black, it ain't worth drinkin.!

I know, I know, Ron. YMMV
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:48 PM   #14
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I do know the french press is great [wasn't sure how to write the plural of french press : french presses, french pressi ]--just thought it would make clean up easier in the trailer with the little paper cone filters.
The AeroPress makes for quick clean up, just a quick rinse, and if you use the stainless steel filter instead of paper like I do, a quick wipe of it. I have used a French Press quite a bit and it does make decent coffee, though lots more fines floating in it, and if you don't decant it soon after pressing, it will become a bit more bitter.
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Well, OK by me because you probably wouldn't load it up with lots of milk and sugar to make it to my kind of delicious coffee.

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That is not coffee, that is a coffee flavoured sweet drink. Since I was a teen and first drinking coffee, I have only drank it black, with the exception of cappuccino or a mocha. But, for my morning coffees, nothing beats that sweet, sweet aroma, and delicious taste of fresh ground, fresh brewed black, black coffee. Liqueur in my coffee, no thanks, but I will take a glass on the side.

We ground some coffee ahead for a 5 day canoe trip last September for convenience sake, and it was not too bad. I made a couple cups with it upon our return, then made a couple cups with fresh ground. Oh my god, the flavour profile was WAY broader and livelier, a huge taste difference. My wife put the rest of that ground stuff into the compost.

Seriously, by far the most important component to brewing a good cup of coffee, no matter what method you use extract it, is using fresh ground beans. Another very important aspect of this, is to get the grind right for the type of extraction you use. Coarse for Cowboy, Medium for French Press, Medium Fine for AeroPress, and Fine for Drip.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:09 AM   #15
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Hilarious detail about coffee making for an ex-Navy guy. I'm just glad I don't make it with deionized water any more - tastes a bit off without the usual minerals.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:46 AM   #16
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While in the service the mess hall coffee was ofter referred to as the way of cleansing your body the same way latrine duty was for the latrines. You could put a spoon in it and the spoon stood up. Ahh, the good old days......
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:08 AM   #17
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While in the service the mess hall coffee was ofter referred to as the way of cleansing your body the same way latrine duty was for the latrines. You could put a spoon in it and the spoon stood up. Ahh, the good old days......

That has certainly changed Jim. In the course of my work I sometimes have access to the DFAC on a military base. Since breakfast is cheap, I eat there when I do have access. The coffee is usually the color of Iced Tea. Luckily there is usually a coffee shop or convenience store nearby and I get my coffee there.

In fact, as we speak, I ate breakfast this morning in the DFAC on MacDill AFB. The coffee I'm drinking is certainly not from there.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:06 AM   #18
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We purchased the AeroPress (in March or April) after reading the threads on coffee making. I think it will work great for us. I've been using it on weekends to make my coffee. Love it. Easy peasy and it tastes really good. No fines floating! I purchased extra little round filters, small enough! I am not at the stage where I roast and grind my own beans tho. Little steps....
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #19
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We've been using the Aeropress for a couple years now. We replaced the paper filters with the mesh SS filter. I couldn't believe the difference in taste. Where I used to need to add coffee creamer to "flavored" coffees, now, the extra taste (of the oils) comes through and the flavor of "black" coffee has been fantastic. A little money up front, but then when us "coffee snobs" are willing to pay hundreds to add better coffee grinders, it is worth the investment!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:30 AM   #20
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I am a tea drinker, but Terry insists on roasting his own beans along the way. When we don't have electricity he prowls the campgrounds for electric outlets -- sometimes sets up a table outside the restrooms and runs an extension cord to the outlet inside and roasts.
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