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Breakintheclouds

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Lightweight coffee options?
« on: 21:20:30, 10/03/11 »
Please share your suggestions for lightweight coffee making! I really like having nice coffee in the mornings, but also like travelling as light as possible. In the past I've tried a tiny stove-top espresso maker (didn't work very well), coffee bags (very convenient, but dreadful coffee) and cowboy coffee (still picking the grinds out of my teeth). There must be a better way!

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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #1 on: 21:27:20, 10/03/11 »
Go outdoors sell an aladdin mug which you can make fresh coffee in, combination of a cafetiere and a flask. I use a cafetiere mug, carry a stove and i can make fresh coffee and drink it all in one mug. Try http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/aladdin-travel-press-p145033 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smartcafe-Cafetiere-Hot-Mug-Red/dp/B0007MTNH2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299792397&sr=8-2. Both are available in different colours.

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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #2 on: 21:31:38, 10/03/11 »

If you use jetboil they do a press aswell http://shop.jetboil.com/index.php/coffee-press.html
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #3 on: 21:34:47, 10/03/11 »
Thanks for the quick suggestions. I should probably have said that I'm already carrying a meths stove and a pot, which doubles as my mug. So I'd prefer not to carry another mug or similar, if there's another option.

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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #4 on: 21:37:30, 10/03/11 »
Please share your suggestions for lightweight coffee making! I really like having nice coffee in the mornings, but also like travelling as light as possible. In the past I've tried a tiny stove-top espresso maker (didn't work very well), coffee bags (very convenient, but dreadful coffee) and cowboy coffee (still picking the grinds out of my teeth). There must be a better way!

I love good coffee too, but on a walk or wild camping i can make do with instant.  Real coffee seems like a lot of palaver when walking. Of course if you dress to dine when camping, then surely the butler can carry a small percolator?

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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #5 on: 21:52:53, 10/03/11 »
Now don't dismiss this out of hand. My previous hairdresser does filter coffee with one of those plastic moulded things that has the coffee already in them. Single use, they stack together and don't weigh much.


Or what about some small filter papers and a funnel - chop most of the tube off the funnel so it will sit in your mug.


I use the coffee pods in my flask (2 of them in a 500ml flask) and you can get different varieties to suit your taste, but don't forget the water will affect the flavour.


Or what about a campaign for a Starbucks on  every mountain top ;D
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #6 on: 21:53:31, 10/03/11 »
I've used these in the past. Not bad...


http://www.coffeeperfection.com/coffee-bags.php
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #7 on: 22:03:41, 10/03/11 »
How about Starbucks VIA Readybrew Italian Roast  8)
from Tesco etc
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #8 on: 08:04:53, 11/03/11 »
Now don't dismiss this out of hand. My previous hairdresser does filter coffee with one of those plastic moulded things that has the coffee already in them. Single use, they stack together and don't weigh much.


Those plastic cup things with coffee in the bottom are actually very good, and weigh next to nothing.  As mentioned though it really wouldn't be difficult to take a small plastic funnel a filter or two and a small bag of ground coffee - just pour on the nearly boiling water.
 
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #9 on: 08:10:37, 11/03/11 »
I just take Kenko 3-1 mix about 2 for ten sachets or if you don,t take sugar 2-1,s top tasting coffee just add water, job done !.
 
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #10 on: 08:14:42, 11/03/11 »
I just steel the instant coffee sachets from any B&B or hotel room I ever visit, or from any conference I go on, or from anywhere else I can get them..... in fact Wetherspoons have been a superb source of all the condiments I need for about 5 years now O0
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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #11 on: 23:05:15, 11/03/11 »

You may fancy something similar to the MSR mugmate i think its called. The manufacturer is Finum, available here in the UK from The Blending Room at half the price!

http://www.theblendingroom.co.uk/tea-equipment-tea-infusers-c-5_30.html

Around 7 gets you a pretty good ultralight brew basket. Dont forget though, the fresher & better the coffee, the better the grind, gets you a coffee you cant imagine. I use fresh roasted...within 4 weeks, and fresh ground on a burr grinder.

Or as mentioned, try the foil packed coffee brewers. Ive had some nice coffee out of those, but not as good as FRESH.


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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #12 on: 11:54:36, 13/03/11 »
I've started using the Lloyds Coffee Bags, which make a nice brew.  Individual foil packed - a great smell when opening up first thing on a camp!! I'm on the look out though for a stronger tasting version at the moment.

Alternatively I may experiment using a tied gauze bag (tied up with string like a bouquet garni)  with some cafetiere coffee in it.


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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #13 on: 13:10:48, 13/03/11 »
I've started using the Lloyds Coffee Bags, which make a nice brew.  Individual foil packed - a great smell when opening up first thing on a camp!! I'm on the look out though for a stronger tasting version at the moment.

Alternatively I may experiment using a tied gauze bag (tied up with string like a bouquet garni)  with some cafetiere coffee in it.

Gauze or muslin would probably work ok for that.  Probably quite messy hence filter paper in a funnel might be cleaner (and it's biodegradable).

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Re: Lightweight coffee options?
« Reply #14 on: 13:17:34, 13/03/11 »
I have an MSR(?) indesructable coffee filter which is tiny and needs no papers. An essential item for bivvys and lightweight camping. Highly recommended. Expensive but very definitely worth it!
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