JohnM wrote:Looks good, but wouldn't having to haul around the used grounds be just as much (or more) a hassle as carrying a used coffee bag?
Mutley wrote:JohnM wrote:Looks good, but wouldn't having to haul around the used grounds be just as much (or more) a hassle as carrying a used coffee bag?
The used grounds are really just a thick slurry of coffee. They are completely bio degradable and I wouldn't see an issue with disposing in a long drop or composting toilet, or digging a shallow hole. One cup uses about 3 level tsp of coffee, which is very little waste. The grind used is medium fine, the same as for a percolator.
Taner wrote:For some reason, I have an interest in coffee on the trail despite not drinking the stuff...
Anyway, this is the page I refer people to for ways to make proper coffee, a good read:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... l_cup.html
Dale wrote:Nice find Mutley - where did you buy it from ?
I have a GSI java drip filer. They are very small and fold down very neatly. I have made a coffee at home with it and it produces a a good coffee - not as good as a percolator - but very reasonable. I ordered it as part of a bigger order so the postage was reasonable.
I also ordered the GSI plunger and I have used this for a week's camping. If you have a group this is an excellent option as you can make 3 to 4 cups (short black strength) and just add water.
Miyata610 wrote:But it doesn't mention espresso, which IMO is the only way to make a coffee. Surely the simplest/best method is to carry a tiny stove top espresso maker? The lightest of these are the aluminium ones without a top chamber, just having a tube to feed the glorious stuff in to your cup/mug. They really are very light and quite tiny.
Orion wrote:A stove top espresso maker doesn't make espresso. It makes "moka" coffee, a completely different beverage.
Miyata610 wrote:Having read a little more on the topic now I see that to be called an espresso machine it must produce a pressure of EXACTLY 9 bar.
So I'm guessing very few espresso machines are actually that.
wildernesswanderer wrote:I know this is a little old but at home I use one of these http://www.aeropress.com.au/ they make one of the smoothest coffees you can have bar a cold drip. In fact the e coffee shops in Melbourne sell a up for anywhere upto $9
Not sure of its weight but I'll weight it tomorrow if anyone is interested. I'm a little obsessed with coffee and will be taking mine with me no matter what.
It weighs 215grams
Strider wrote:Just found this at my local Asian supermarket. Anyone ever used one? Cheap and feels pretty light too.
andrewa wrote:Or maybe just a short detox?!!
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