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Old 07-28-2015, 09:40 AM   #21
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I am not at the stage where I roast and grind my own beans tho. Little steps....
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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.
That is dedication, good for him. The roaster I use is the size of a small toaster oven, so too big to bring, but I have thought of using an hot air popper. Though, there is getting to be lots and lots of coffee shops that roast their own beans, and sell them. I bought a pound of good Ethiopian fresh roasted in Sitka, which was very good.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:55 AM   #22
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Thanks yardsale. I hear ya about the cleanup. I think I'm just going to hold off on final decision until I'm on the road. My Build Sheet is due tomorrow. My family just leaving today after three days of non-stop visiting, sightseeing, etc. so haven't been able to have quiet time to figure out the last minute details. I'm glad I'm "flyin' alone" on this but it would be nice at times to share the decisions.


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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 07-29-2015, 10:56 AM   #23
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Ditto that!

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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.!
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:02 AM   #24
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Agreed! Although -- haven't done it in a while but sure do love black coffee and a bit of Bailey's Irish Cream! And now that I think of it, will have to do it again once I'm on the road with my new little Escape, sitting by a river, in the evening, watching the water flow by. Oh yeah!

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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. .
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:05 AM   #25
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Does it have a 12V plug? Any chance of a test cup when you stop in Cleveland? Just kidding. Well . . . kinda.


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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 07-29-2015, 11:29 AM   #26
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Agreed! Although -- haven't done it in a while but sure do love black coffee and a bit of Bailey's Irish Cream! And now that I think of it, will have to do it again once I'm on the road with my new little Escape, sitting by a river, in the evening, watching the water flow by. Oh yeah!
Blasphemous, I tell you.
If we were camping together, you would have to drink your coffee with my wife, or Doug from Claresholm. LOL
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12V? LOL

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I don't use the AreoPress like they describe to do it, but change it up somewhat. I have developed a method I like which gives two good cups of Americano style coffee.
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LMAO

I knew that post would get you outta bed, Doug.
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Does it have a 12V plug? Any chance of a test cup when you stop in Cleveland? Just kidding. Well . . . kinda.
Ellen, it's sorta like a French press in that you press the water through.... But no grinds get through. And yes... I will keep it easy within reach so you can see/try it! No electric plug needed!

Good luck on your final details.... It's all good no matter what!!!

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