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Old 11-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #31
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Sometimes when there is a big group, I will coarsely grind the beans, and do up a pot of cowboy coffee, which done right, tastes great.
Depends on the cowboy. Worst coffee I ever had was made in the dark, over a campfire. The guy dumped grounds from a three pound can into the pot. He had no idea how much went into the black pot, silhouetted against the flames.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #32
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Here's how I roll — I mean grind and brew. Trust me, if you're as much as a coffee snob as I am then I'd like to see (and taste) a better setup than this.

Amazon.com: Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: Clever Coffee Dripper (L): Kitchen & Dining
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #33
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Here's how I roll — I mean grind and brew. Trust me, if you're as much as a coffee snob as I am then I'd like to see (and taste) a better setup than this.

Amazon.com: Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: Clever Coffee Dripper (L): Kitchen & Dining
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Porlex Tall Hand Mill - Manual - Grinders
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AeroPress Coffee Maker - Aeropress - Brewers
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Behmor 1600 Roaster - Drum Roasters - Coffee Roasters

I have used a Hario grinder, which worked very good. but the grind quality started to diminish after 3 years used for camping (car, canoe and skiing) only. This spring I picked up the Porlex and find I like it just a bit better, other than it tests the strength of the grip hand a bit more because it is smooth. It fits in the AeroPress for compact storage too.

I have the small Clever Coffee Dripper which I do like too, I prefer the AeroPress a bit more. Would not turn down a good cup brewed either way. Just picked it up earlier this year too. I would like to find a gold filter for it, as I prefer the taste more than with a paper filter, as it produces a bolder taste. I use THIS filter in THIS brewer at home when we want to make a quick pot. That filter is a #4 which fits in the Large Clever Dripper, which has me thinking about getting it too the next time I order more green beans.

I use THIS stainless filter in my AeroPress instead of a paper filter for the same reason.

I do loves my coffee.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #34
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You guys really love your coffee, I'm surprised you guys do not grow your own coffee beans……...
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:06 PM   #35
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You guys really love your coffee, I'm surprised you guys do not grow your own coffee beans……...
You know, I would if they would grow here.
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We use the AeroPress as linked from Jim Bennet's post. We also have a one cup Keurig we somethimes bring when hooked up, but the Aeropress makes the best coffee and the ritual is part of our camping experience.

Our Nissan insulated cups keep it nice and hot so I don't drink it too fast.

RE: Satellite radio, we have a XMP3 with a house kit, and both 12v and 115 v power cords for it. The antenna can sit inside the trailer since the signal goes through fibreglass.

But I have not hooked it up in the Escape yet, we used it in the Casita.

PS: we have Dish Network which includes Sirius XM music, so we might just decide to use that when we have deployed the tailgater, and use the XMP3 for when we don't.
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... and the ritual is part of our camping experience.
This is what I find too. Even when I started grinding manually to get a fresh grind, at first it seemed mundane, but to get that nice fresh cup to enjoy. it all became part of a ritualistic experience that I now look forward too.

I would willingly drink a cup of almost any coffee, truth be told, I just take solace in that nice fresh cup. For others it may not be coffee, but there is always something of a ritual we find comfort in.

The best cup of coffee ever, is that one you make fresh, and drink sitting alone by the waters edge, contemplating life while watching the sun rise. Ahhh......
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This is what I find too. Even when I started grinding manually to get a fresh grind, at first it seemed mundane, but to get that nice fresh cup to enjoy. it all became part of a ritualistic experience that I now look forward too.

I would willingly drink a cup of almost any coffee, truth be told, I just take solace in that nice fresh cup. For others it may not be coffee, but there is always something of a ritual we find comfort in.

The best cup of coffee ever, is that one you make fresh, and drink sitting alone by the waters edge, contemplating life while watching the sun rise. Ahhh......
Not sure it is fair to paint such a picture when we're looking a Calgary's weather ....
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Not sure it is fair to paint such a picture when we're looking a Calgary's weather ....
I'm a dreamer, Gabi.
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We too ..... but it's all months away now...... awe gee ......
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