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How do you do coffee?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by TheRifleman, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. billwilson

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    Coffee Snob here

    EDC ( every day coffee:)

    French Press
    (imho this is Real Coffee)
    Grind fresh beans
    boil water
    correct number of coffee scoops
    (i use 4 scoops of beans for a std size glass FP)
    pour in boiling water semi slow
    stir
    cover
    3.5 minutes
    press semi slow
    enjoy

    In my SMB (sportmobile)
    use a melita one cup drip
    ok coffee

    Suitcase
    i carry instant
    have not tried the starbucks but will soon
     
  2. jehan60188

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    boiling hot water burns coffee, and beans start losing flavor immediately after grinding. wait to grind your beans until the water comes to a boil (this allows the water to cool off, and all the flavor to be preserved)
     
  3. TheRifleman

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    I'm actually watching this video now and though he gets very specific with weighing and what not, I'm getting the gist of the FP method and think it'll suit my needs. My worry now moves to getting a good quality travel grinder as it seems like it's very important to using a FP.

    I've learned a lot in this thread, thanks for sharing what you do. Feel free to continue it, I'm eager to hear feedback and other opinions for travel coffee.
     
  4. ballistic

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    Best two travel grinders out there right now are the Hario Mini Mill Slim and Porlex Mini or Tall, all are suitable for FP to espresso and everything in between.
     
  5. TheRifleman

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    @ballistic That Porlex mini looks cool, I notice that's the one you have. Sign me up for a Porlex Mini, an Aeropress and an immersion heater and I think I'm ready to roll. Ok now we need to jam all of that into a 2"x2" cube. lol I kid

    ballistic you've been a champ helping, thanks.
     
  6. ballistic

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    No problem, glad I could help! Orphanespresso is great to deal with.

    Enjoy and have a safe trip!

    Brian
     
  7. icemncmth

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    I use an Aeropress most of the time..

    I take it with me when I travel. Now I also cold brew.

    http://www.toddycafe.com/

    The Toddy system works great. I will fill a SS bottle with the concentrate and all I need is some hot water ..
     
  8. vakers

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    I just suck it up and buy coffee while traveling. Those little coffee pots just don't get it for me, IMHO....
     
  9. CatherineM
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    I haven't had a cup of coffee since St. Patrick's Day 1988. My boss had a stroke at his desk right after drinking a pot. CPR dummies are very dry and sterile, not so in the real world. He's still alive, so I guess it was worth it. I carry a barrier now.
     
  10. xtrajack

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    I found 2 Zelco units as mentioned by the OP on ebay, I used the term "zelco" in the search box.

    Personally, I don't travel too far away from home, but, when I do, I usually use the coffee maker in the hotel room, or I hit Dunkin Donuts. I like DD coffee. I never claimed to be a coffee snob. I don't care for Starbucks at all.
     
  11. jemhouston

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    Usually I use coffee bags if the trip lasts more than overnight. Otherwise, I keep coffee sticks in my bag. Lately it's been Folgers decaf and Starbucks Cinnamon and Cafe Mocha. Honestly, I can't taste the difference between the two if it wasn't for the flavoring.
     
  12. Towanda

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    Melitta one-cup filter cone.
     
  13. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    i like good old Nescafe. so Fancy.