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Old 09-28-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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Re: Fix'in Coffee...Yummmmmm

I like mine with a shot of Scotch on the side
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #12
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We loves our coffee as well. I've been using a percolator recently, but am very cautious to control the extraction. First, I use a LOT of coffee in the basket...normally I fill it completely to the top of the basket's interior post. Second, as noted earlier, once it begins perking, I reduce heat until I get a slow perc. Third, I only let it perk about 2-3 minutes maximum. We keep the coffee hot in one of those air-pump insulated containers.
I am going to have to take a serious look at the AeroPress Jim mentioned.
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Our favorite so far is a percolator too...though electric. So, off grid it's a problem (since we don't have the larger converters for 12V to 110, or generator). We have a great percolator for the stove (nice SS), but I've had trouble getting a consistent tasting cup. When I've done the same as above, but perked 5 min, it's too weak. So, consistency is the problem I've found. So, I'm really looking forward to trying the Aeropress (coming any day) and using the beautiful SS camp percolator to heat the water over the fire! Let you know how it goes.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
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I like mine with a shot of Scotch on the side
Hi: J Mac... I brought some Black Cherry infused Bourbon back from the U.S. and you don't even need to have it "on the side"... You can add it straight to the Java Lava!!! YUMMMM Alf
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I've had trouble getting a consistent tasting cup. When I've done the same as above, but perked 5 min, it's too weak.

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If you want stronger tasting coffee, you add more coffee ( grounds ). It's as simple as that.

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #15
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Another vote here for Aeropress. In addition to the simple preparation and cleanup, it makes the smoothest coffee I have ever tasted. A downside is you must use a relatively large amount of coffee. That's probably because the coffee is only in contact with the water for 10-20 seconds. A barista once told me that the use of the paper filter removes much of the caffeine.

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I like mine with a shot of Scotch on the side
I love many a shot with my coffee, and like you, always on the side. I drink coffee black so don't like anything in it, 'cept maybe the odd cappuccino or so, but no other flavour.
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Our favorite so far is a percolator too...though electric. So, off grid it's a problem (since we don't have the larger converters for 12V to 110, or generator). We have a great percolator for the stove (nice SS), but I've had trouble getting a consistent tasting cup. When I've done the same as above, but perked 5 min, it's too weak. So, consistency is the problem I've found. So, I'm really looking forward to trying the Aeropress (coming any day) and using the beautiful SS camp percolator to heat the water over the fire! Let you know how it goes.
Like baglo said, you need to add more coffee, nothing wrecks a coffee like over extraction. Dave has it right by using lots of coffee. That's why they make the basket so big.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #18
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<snip>A barista once told me that the use of the paper filter removes much of the caffeine.

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I just had to hit the Google to research that one a little bit. There is some evidence that paper removes some of the fat, but I saw no evidence paper pulled out caffeine. I am going to have to do some more digging, but I would hate if if something removed the caffeine from my coffee. Decaf coffee is almost as much of a sin as non-alcoholic beer (and I don't even drink).

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What does remove caffeine is roasting. The darker the roast, the less caffeine.

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Re: Fix'in Coffee...Yummmmmm

It's obvious coffee is some important judging by the discussion. I lean towards the French press for flavour, but when camping it's about ease of assembly and clean up. When we are plugged in we use our 4 cup Mr. Coffee and Maxwell House filter packs. I like the fact the grounds are contained, reducing the amount of water needed for rinsing off coffee grounds. The extra cost is worth if for the ease of use - for me. We have also purchased single cup coffee filters. They come with a little holder that suspends the filter in the cup. These filters can also be used for loose leaf tea leaves.
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