All things Coffee

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by NEEpps, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Tourkikos Kafes :), it's probably more grammatical than Tourkos Kafes though, but I think it's Tourkikos Kafedes, but grammar me not know
  2. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Normally a freezer bag, filled with whatever coffee is in the house kind of loon

    But someone gave me one of these to try out a few weeks back, haven't got round to it yet, initial opinion, more gash to carry out

    Will leave it until I've carried out a proper taste test until deciding if it's worth it or not 20200129_074951.jpg
  3. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    One of three ways
    1- used to be Via, thought rarely do it this way, option 2 is cheaper
    2 - Nestle Azera (or Kenco Millicano sometimes) carried in a little pot
    3- Coffee grounds and a GSI ultralight java drip

    So 2 if I CBA, 3 if I can
  4. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I like the coffee bags and the ones I use tend to be quite corse ground so they don't hold too much water and they already contain sugar.

    I don't find the waste a problem, actually I normally use the used bag with a splash of water as a pan scourer in the morning, then I cut the bag open, scatter or bury the grounds, and take just the paper bag and outer wrapper home.

    Obviously I wouldn't dream of carrying a soggy coffee bag around unless I had to, it must weigh 20g or so :bla:
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  5. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    THAT word is not mentioned in Greece :whistling: :D
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  6. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Camping/backpacking coffee in order of preference of preparation
    GSI Java Drip
    Coffee bag
    Via sachets
    .bog water
    .pond water
    .peat water
    Posh instant coffee
  7. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I use a java drip but this seems even simpler and more stable. What do you coffee aficionados think of the grounds brewing in the water rather than a drip through method? Stronger, weaker?

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  8. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

  9. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Do they do a titanium version?
  10. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    I use similar to the MSR mugmate below. Sits in the water and is easy to clean

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  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    @Clare .... I prefer immersion. I like the fuller flavour. The other problem with dripping is the cooling of the water as it's poured; It's a fine method in the kitchen, but outside on a mountain the dripped water cools too much.

    I keep looking at my Hario to modify.... I think I can remove half of it's weight. It's 250g or so, which isn't bad for a grinder.

    The hopper and lid are thick plastic, the handle steel.
    Taking the 20g lid, the 40g handle and 90g hopper off leaves 100g.

    Replace the hopper with a bag fixed on with a rubber band.
    Drill the upper body and lid out out and tape over the holes.
    Make a lighter crank handle from a bit of CF.

    ~100g proper coffee grinder.:geek:
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  12. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I think all this talk of coffee grinders, etc should be moved to
    Get UL/ tough & just drink instant. ;)
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  13. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Mrs C tried it yesterday, My initial opinion of "gash" has been upgraded to her official opinion "sh!te, tastes like burnt/sour coffee beans"
  14. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Try telling that to a passing Goucho. Even real cowboys aren't tough enough to drink instant. They cut weight by just adding hot water to plain coffee grounds.
  15. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    They also have pack horses to carry it all.:angelic:
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  16. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Their pack horses don't drink instant either
  17. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    For real coffee, I use a mug infuser. For loose tea too. Weighs 11g.
    I think Drip filters are a faff, as are reusable coffee bags and neither make better tasting (to my palate) coffee than just immersion and straining.
    Other contraptions can make better coffee, but are significant weight and bulk I can't be doing with.

    I also use instant more often these days, and save the infuser for tea leaves
    I like Via, but it's only available in Starbucks these days (Tescos used to do it years ago) , which I seldom visit, due to it's takeaway coffee being :vomit:
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2020
  18. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Worth a go. Could be better than dripping?
  19. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Have a link please Mole? Sounds like I should give it a go.
  20. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    What's this Via stuff -seems to be instant coffee?
  21. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Or almost anywhere Greeks are found.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
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  22. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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    Cranston Thru Hiker

  24. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Just tried this method - cut a 15cm x 15cm square from a piece of muslin (found loads left over from baby days in a box in the loft, originally bought from Boots) put spoonful of ground coffee in in the middle, tie it into the muslin (not too tight so the water can circulate) with a bit of thick nylon line, add to boiling water on the stove (or leave in a cup of hot water for a couple of mins). Once it"s done, the grounds can be emptied and buried, rinse out the muslin for the next use - eco friendly, cheap and light :D
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  25. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    The taste is not like any of the other micro ground coffees. More full bodied

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