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The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby RonK » Sat 20 Aug, 2016 11:48 am

Nice little device - compact and quite inexpensive on the net.
Would probably make a nice coffee but it's not espresso.
Nonetheless I'm tempted to try one.
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Re: The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby dagsands » Sat 20 Aug, 2016 6:14 pm

RonK wrote:Nice little device - compact and quite inexpensive on the net.
Would probably make a nice coffee but it's not espresso.
Nonetheless I'm tempted to try one.


You're absolutely right of course Ronk. It's not espresso - my apologies - that's just the story I tell myself when I'm drinking it (ignoring the lack of crema or depth of flavour) and also it's my shorthand way (erroneous I guess) of describing a 'short strong shot of coffee made from real beans' and differentiating it from Dag2's Nescafé latte 'coffee milkshake' sachet. :)
Glad you like the idea. Simple, clean, fast, light, yum.
A couple of dags and their pooch who live by the beach in their home named 'Dag Sands', of course.
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Re: The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby Orion » Thu 25 Aug, 2016 12:08 pm

dagsands wrote:Vietnamese coffee maker is my solution

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Bought it in Vietnam in 1997 - pretty confident it's aluminium.
Makes a nice little espresso shot. I make a perfect (for me) double espresso shot with 3 teaspoons of ground coffee (on our sunbeam bur grinder set to a fine 4 - there may be a more optimum grind but this is what I use and it works nicely) and 120ml of recently boiled water.
It just sits on top of my mug. weighs a meagre 21gm. 55mmx90mm with room to stuff your ground coffee in it for a few days hike.

Here's how to use it (umm but for me without the condensed milk) :arrow: https://youtu.be/SijXazsElZQ


I enjoyed the music in that video.

It looks like a variation on the pour over coffee method. One thing I noticed is that you use twice the amount of water recommended in the video (120ml vs 60ml). This will of course have an effect on the coffee strength. Since you compare it to espresso or a "short strong shot of coffee" I was curious how strong it would actually be.

It's impossible to determine the strength precisely without measuring, but we can estimate a range. Three teaspoons can be anything from about 15ml (level) to 20ml (heaped). Similarly, the ground coffee bulk density can vary from around 0.3 to 0.5g/ml depending on the coffee type and level of roasting. Extraction is usually in the neighborhood of 20%.

Putting that all together and dissolving it in 60ml of water and you get a coffee strength of 1.5-3.3%.
If you use 120ml of water it would be 0.7-1.6%.

Typical pour over coffee is 1.2-1.8%. Espresso is in the range of 5-15%.

So I would guess your method produces something that's possibly normal coffee strength but then again could perhaps be on the weak side.

If it were me I'd go with 60ml of water and plenty of that sticky white sweet condensed milk.
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Re: The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby LPG » Tue 20 Dec, 2016 8:16 pm

I've been using a thermos for years for coffee. Simply put the desired amounts of coffee grounds in, pour boiled water over it, seal, shake and let it sit upright for 10+ minutes for the grinds to settle (finer grinds will settle quicker). When you are ready pour it into cups with a bit of care to not pour the grinds out. Sometimes it is nice to walk for a bit after breaking camp and having a stretch and coffee once you've warmed the muscles up a bit without having to break the stove out again. Can make for nice and strong coffee.

The thermos isn't going to be much lighter than 250g for a small one but it is a multipurpose item. Good for a waterbottle that stays cool, a cup is often included on the lid and you can cook/simmer in it even while on the move. Cooking a chickpea curry, dahl or black beans and rice while walking isn't hard and doesn't weigh any more than a dehydrated quivalent using dried legumes and other dense or dehydrated ingredients.
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Re: The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby Mutley » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 8:42 pm

Was the original poster 5 years ago.

What a journey.

Since this first post I have enjoyed the Swiss Gold coffee drip filter for years, until the dog ate it (???) Seriously, the little *&%$#! did, along with a brand new S to S sleeping mat !! Lucky he's so cute, or he would have been back to the RSPCA :-))

Anyway, I just ordered a new filter. They are now called the FRIELING 'COFFEE FOR ONE' Cost $ 40 delivered.

Better than carrying the dual boiler on my back and a really good solution for a zombie appocalypse

Enjoy.
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Re: The solution for good coffee drinkers

Postby Gadgetgeek » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 6:55 am

I've been recently using a GSI drip cone. its a little messy, but does a decent brew. main thing is that its nice and compact. It also makes a decent dual use item since you could use it as a pre-filter, or if makeing larger batches of coffee, you can do the coffee cowboy style, but filter it for those who don't like crunchies in their java.
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