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Old 02-18-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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Coffee pot recommendations

Looking for recommendations for drip coffee pot to use on propane stove when camping without electricity.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:23 PM   #2
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Looking for recommendations for drip coffee pot to use on propane stove when camping without electricity.
I kind of like a French Press for making coffee on the stove. Add coffee to the main body, fill with water that is just about to boil in a different pot, Press screened plunger down and pour your cup. I pour the remaining coffee back into a pot I can use to re-heat on the stove if it hasn't been consumed quickly. This keeps it from getting too strong.

I prefer either the French Press or a Cone type filter that you put coffee in and then pour hot water in, letting it "drip" into a pot.

I absolutely hate "percolators" but that's just me.

FWIW, my cardiologist has limited me on caffeine intake so If I can't drink a lot of coffee, I'm going to at least drink GOOD coffee.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:50 PM   #3
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I guess we tried them all over the years, Keurig, Breville, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam.... For a drip coffee maker cheap is sometimes better, be careful with the programmable ones they can lose the settings when you disconnect from power.
However, we keep always going back to our French Press for the best aroma.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:56 AM   #4
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We use a percolator we got from Bass Pro to make coffee when camping and it makes the best coffee. It's all stainless steel and it's easy to clean.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:00 AM   #5
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We use a percolator we got from Bass Pro to make coffee when camping and it makes the best coffee. It's all stainless steel and it's easy to clean.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:25 AM   #6
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I have a Coleman camp coffee maker. It works like a drip coffee maker that sits on the propane stove and the stove provides the heat that the coffee maker element normally would. Totally non electric for dry camping. I find it a bit slower than a normal drip coffee maker but hey when you are camping, you shouldn't be in a rush anyway. They do also make a stand alone version that is a self contained propane unit that you would use with 1 pound cylinder.
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When I was young and went camping we had no camper or even a tent, just a sleeping bag on the ground and the stars over our heads at night. In the mornings when we got up mom or dad would put on the coffee, old percolator, and was that hot coffee good on a cool morning in the mountains. My wife and I now have a camper with mattress off the ground and no longer need to worry if it rains at night. However, I do have a new percolator from Cabala's/Bass shop that still brings back all those wonderful memories of yesterday. While camping I would use nothing else, the 15 minute wait for the coffee to be ready, the 5 minutes for the grounds to settle and then that good cup of coffee( and sometimes not so good but thats camping). Then when you get down to the bottom of the cup spitting out the coffee grounds which made it by the filter, this is what camping is all about. All the other coffee pots are good for home use but in the mountains NOTHING beats that Percolator!
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I have a Coleman stovetop drip coffee maker and a My Jo Keurig press coffee maker.
Both don't use electricity. I use the Coleman only when I have guests. The DW doesn't drink coffee so the My Jo works for me.
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Whatever you do, you need a 3/4 ton coffee pot. A 1/2 ton coffee pot puts people safety at risk as it is just not beefy enough to do the job.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:33 AM   #10
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Whatever you do, you need a 3/4 ton coffee pot. A 1/2 ton coffee pot puts people safety at risk as it is just not beefy enough to do the job.
3/4 ton is fine for decaf...need a dually for caffeinated...
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I didn't think about that. You are correct. Thanks for reminding me. I would not want to camp with my family at some place where people use under sized coffee pots.
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cowboy coffee for camping
Must be strong enough to hold a horse shoe up
has a nice chew to it

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Old 02-20-2018, 10:42 AM   #13
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Still using an all aluminum stove top coffee percolator from the camping isle of J-mart. Must be at least 25 years old.
It just works.... we do stuff a filter in the grounds basket now days.
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+ 1 on the My Jo. Uses easy store K-Cups and is ~$15 at Amazon
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We use a Keurig at home and like it, but, I've always used the blue tin coffee pot with a #6 Melitta cone and filters camping.

Makes the best coffee I've ever had and it's hot.
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[QUOTE=TitanMike;1734407]I kind of like a French Press for making coffee on the stove. Add coffee to the main body, fill with water that is just about to boil in a different pot, Press screened plunger down and pour your cup. I pour the remaining coffee back into a pot I can use to re-heat on the stove if it hasn't been consumed quickly. This keeps it from getting too strong.

I prefer either the French Press or a Cone type filter that you put coffee in and then pour hot water in, letting it "drip" into a pot.

I absolutely hate "percolators" but that's just me.

FWIW, my cardiologist has limited me on caffeine intake so If I can't drink a lot of coffee, I'm going to at least drink GOOD coffee.[/QUOTE

This, french press is the way to go especially for the coffee purist. Get good beans, keep them in a container but not air tight, grind them just before you use them.
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Looking for recommendations for drip coffee pot to use on propane stove when camping without electricity.
We use something like this, must be at least 20 years old or older. I do put a coffee filter in the part where you put the grinds though. I have found that if you don't some of the coffee dust or tiny pieces will pass through and I am not into coffee you need to chew
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Unless there are lots of coffee drinkers who like the same type/brand of coffee, then the Keurig offers the freshest. Starbucks French Roast, black for me and mild for the better half. It does seem a waste of the pods but you can use the reusable type if you want.
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I use to do the percolator and then drip coffee thing for camping, but changed to a French Press long ago and then to an Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker last year. The Aeropress is as easy to use as a French Press, makes a perfect cup each time, but is much easier to clean. Find them on Amazon or Sur La Table, ect. for around $30.00.

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I use to do the percolator and then drip coffee thing for camping, but changed to a French Press long ago and then to an Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker last year. The Aeropress is as easy to use as a French Press, makes a perfect cup each time, but is much easier to clean. Find them on Amazon or Sur La Table, ect. for around $30.00.

I got one of these for Christmas. It does make good strong cup of coffee.
But I still prefer my K cups for ease of use and variety of coffee.
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