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Field Expedient Coffee

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Cobra 6 Actual, Jan 1, 2013.

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    thePlumbah Meowderator

    I guess I can let that slide;)
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    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    And so it was written... and shall it be done:

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    Freaken delicious.
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    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    That was not the best idea. xD hahaha I have so many things running through my mind right now! :p At least I'm getting stuff done and not just staring at the ceiling.
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    Warfusion Loaded Pockets

    Did anyone mention aeropress pretty cool to be able to make coffee easily. Even though I don't like coffee lol

    Sent from my Android toothbrush!
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    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    :p Quite a few, actually.
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    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Boddum, I use it for tea. Every thing boddum brand I have used is top quality
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    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Good luck on the interview:D
    That is one job I could do there is a point that coffee smell make me physically sick to my stomach
    EDIT I ment to say could not do EDIT
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    Cobra 6 Actual Loaded Pockets

    Looking back on this thread I now realize that as the OP I actually mis-named the thread's title. What I wanted to know about and what Forum members somehow figured out was that I was interested in the equipment and methods of making coffee in the field; specifically while backpacking. Thanks, y'all, for reading my mind!

    An untouched discussion area is what can be substituted for ground coffee to make the final product. I know about chicory and its history in Louisiana and it's use during the American Civil War: essentially, the root of the plant (which is related to endive) is dried, roasted, and ground up to be used as a coffee substitute.

    The flavor of chicory blended with coffee is difficult to describe: perhaps 'woody' is a good word. The blend I have is 30% chicory. Not sure what 100% would be like. Also, it appears that chicory has no caffeine in it. Dang, that might be a deal breaker.

    OK, Forum members, what other substitutes for coffee have you used? Also, any further comments on chicory coffee?
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    mooshi Loaded Pockets

    :) Chicory blends are delicious.

    Not sure if this counts, but I often sprinkle cinnamon into "bad" coffees to make it taste better. :)
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    See, Mooshisho, I knew that you liked cinnamon ... that's why I recommended that Fireball cinnamon whiskey to you.
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    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    chicory root can be eaten raw or cooked and the flower,stems and leaves can be too ! along with plantian and dandelion and Broadleaf Plantain there is a salad bar growing in most grassy area :D
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    Mudinyeri Loaded Pockets

    Chicory Root and Dandelion Root are the only two dried, roasted roots that I'm aware of as an alternative to coffee beans. Of course, cocoa beans have a small amount of caffeine in them.

    Edit: Chia seed provides an energy boost similar to caffeine, but it does not contain caffeine.
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    Thanks, Mudinyeri ... it just happens that in my area of Virginia both of those plants are plentiful. I may have to do some digging and drying this Spring.

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Has anyone tried making their own version of the newer instant coffees? As I understand it they are micro ground coffee mixed with instant coffee.should be simple to duplicate cheaper
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    Haven't tried that yet. But, you're right: that is what's in those Via coffee packets (micro ground coffee). I wonder how small the micron size is on that stuff and if it can be ground that fine at home. Ideas, anyone?
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    Norse Scots Loaded Pockets

    Not sure if this is something the op may be looking for, but i love it :bundle-of-joy_throwvertical:
    coffee at work is horrible, so i bought this from amazon
    double shot french press, has good screen for grounds or loose tea, and another screen were you drink through
    and the bottom has a small canister for the extra shot of grounds, hence the double shot
    ive used any type of grind in it also, a plus to some may be that you add your cream, sugar or what u like at the same time
    as your water
    also has a large biner hole for hanging
    has a twisty to cover the dring hole that works good also, added plus it comes with your standard
    lid for regular drinking
    http://www.liquidplanet.com/Planetary-Design-Double-Shot-Travel-French-Press-Mug-p-192.html

    this is my home french press :)
    http://www.liquidplanet.com/Bodum-Chambord-Coffee-Press-p-702.html
    got the same one at bed bath and beyond, for a local spot

    hope that helps

    Cobra 6 Actual Loaded Pockets

    Appreciate the links, Norse Scots. The Double Shot looks interesting. And, the Bodum you use at home has a large following here.

    On the Double Shot: how well does it do keeping your coffee warm?
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    Norse Scots Loaded Pockets

    keeps hot for a good amount of time, but not hours lol
    i make hot water thru the coffee maker at work, we have 2 pots
    get my coffee or tea goin and do work stuffs, stays hot for while but i tend to drink it pretty quick
    usually 2 cups of coffee then couple cups o tea
    does great for loose leaf tea too
    mainly i like it for work, they provide coffee but its terrible
    and wanted a way to have my good coffee and tea with out making a whole pot
    traveling i have a big stanley coffee thermos to haul the hot water
    only thing as im sure you know, you need water to rinse out the grounds

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    Thanks for the additional info, Norse Scots. Much appreciated!
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    thePlumbah Meowderator

    I love mine, but the little twisty cover on the press lid broke. (it comes with a travel lid without a press too)
    Meh...its a year old...I could buy another press lid from them I'm sure, but it still works.
    Personally I find that it keep the coffee hot long enough that I don't get to start drinking it right away. Once its cool enough to drink it doesn't last long anyway:smile_coffee: