Coffee recommendations

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Rmr, May 10, 2020.

  1. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    I've been using 2 in 1 instant coffee type sachets by different brands for a while and they are all the same, *****. Looking for a good strong, espresso type coffee to get me going in a morning, what do you use ?, preferably instant.
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  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Taylors java lava or is it lava java?
    It's not instant but a few drops of cold water settle the grinds, just don't drink it to the very bottom.
    :thumbsup:
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  3. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    How do you brew yours?
  4. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Have you tried something like this to get a filter coffee going in the morning? I seen them in tesco recently aswell. You can get the two works out a bit cheaper online, can't remember how much they were in tesco now about the same I think maybe a bit more.
    Been using one for a few years since Mole linked to something similar, I even use it at home this last year.
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Seconded, cowboy coffee.
    I use lavazza Oro.
    Settles fine, but if you do get some it's so fine it unobjectionable.
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  6. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    These were 50p a box of 25 in one of the cheap shops (not homebargins or poundland, can't remember its name :banghead:) about a week ago, its decent, although I use 2 sachets per brew. I probably won't need to buy coffee for a long time:D

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  7. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Will have a look for them, thanks
  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Depends on how light my set up for the trip is...
    If I'm using a cup as well as my boil pot... I'll throw a loose handful of grinds in a cup... Then drip the water in, just off the boil until it covers the grinds.... Few moments later, I'll drizzle the rest of the water in... Leave it a while... Then add a few drops... Literally of cold water... Leave to cool then drink.
    If its a one pot trip... I fill the pot, with water leaving an inch or more from the top.... Add my grinds... Bring to a simmer & stir for a few moments... Simmer to nearly a rolling boil Then splash with cold water, remove and let it cool... Might add a bit more cold water..and sup.
    Bit of a faff... But I like it.
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  9. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Put a teaspoon of whatever ground coffee floats your boat into the centre of a 10cm x 10cm muslin square, pull up the corners and tie with thread/string/bootlace/lock of hair to make a loose pouch. Put into your mug with hot water and brew to taste, then empty out the grounds and rinse the square for re-use.
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  10. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Will you tell me please Enzo the formula for your success.
    Amount /cook time/ procedure etc. I am willing to have one last go. I've had many-but as I think you are an espresso drinker I reckon yours might be the closest to something I can drink.
    150 mls (about as large as I want to go -will add a dash of milk powder) water -then what comes next?
    I know I won't get it like my mokalicious which is passable, and an imitation of an espresso from my machine but I am willing to have a crack as I don't carry the pot out for nights.
    Having some coffee and tea to alternate would be good.
    Won't blame you if I don't like it but I would like to try one last time.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I don't think I've had a good espresso alt, camping with my wife we take a machine. She had one of those cold espresso pump machines. Ok but not the same.
    We need a 50g titanium stove top machine!
    The alpkit machine we take is 225g and does us both a large double. Be nice to half that weight.

    If it's just me I used to use sachets but :depressed:

    When I make cowboy coffee I don't try and replicate an espresso, I make a normal sized strong coffee, I just prefer the taste of espresso coffee.
    Normally black with sugar for convenience, but I have just bought some Nido so may experiment.

    Method is complicated so pay attention.

    Get water hot, I save fuel by not quite boiling
    Put some coffee in cup.
    Put water in and stir.
    Camp business for a minute and then drink.

    Oddly enough I can barely tolerate coffee since I came out of hospital so might move to tea, of which I'm drinking a dozen cups a day:eek::)
    Last edited: May 11, 2020
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  12. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Oh well, not to worry. Ta anyway.
    I have been using a good freeze dried coffee for both hot and cold use -but no use recommending that from here.
    Nido? Seems to be milk powder? Is that right?
    Ta yes, tea all day long-on to some sugarless Chai now or Earl Grey and so easy.
  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Too complicated for me ;) I'm the same as you if I'm using Esbit. I don't let it get to the boil stage. Even with gas, if I'm using bog standard instant.. No point in having it boiling to then either dilute or wait to drink :thumbsup:
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  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  15. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Thanks everyone, will have to try all and see which I prefer
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @Enzo
    I use this through the day and when I give up coffee from time to time...
    Gives you the Caffine stimulant without the quick spikes and deep lows...
    Tastes good to me cold and is good in the water bottle on the trail..
    Make one bottle up and keep adding fresh water as it goes down to spread the lift :thumbsup:
  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Link not working for me @Chiseller.
    Think it may be the caffeine that's not agreeing with me so might try life without :eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  19. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Nor me. Goes odd.
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  20. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Yerba Mate green tea...
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  21. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    I've switched to coffee bags, Talors Lava stuff, easily get 2 top ups from 1 bag, yeah I'm tight lol
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  22. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    +1 for coffee bags, Lyons Number 3 in may case.

    No, they're not the best coffee making method, but they're incredibly convenient and certainly taste closer to the 'real thing' than instant.

    I also have some little muslin bags (purchased on the advice of someone here - sorry forgot who), which I can use as DIY coffee bags.

    For some reason I have an evening taste for Lapsang Souchong tea when camping (wouldn't touch it normally), so take some bags of that too.
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  23. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    If you want you can just brew proper coffee in a pot & pour it out into a cup after letting it sit for a moment, leaving most of the sediment in the pot, means more washing up but works well.
    I believe they call it cowboy coffee nowadays.
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  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  25. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Am I wrong or do you just pour hot water into a cup & stir in coffee?
    I was talking about brewing coffee in a pot under heat, catch up! ;)
    Last edited: May 11, 2020

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