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    Since I prefaced this thread with "I really dislike instant coffee!"
    I learned that there are some among us who REALLY KNOW coffee!

    I am tempted to ask... not for everyday use, but for camping purposes, is there a decent "instant" coffee?
    Is freeze dried better? (certainly not better than brewed.)
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    most people like the starbucks via
    i like the traders 3 in 1 , more like NJ reg
    the folgers takes time , but is most like fresh brewed to me
    All must be in a Finish kuksa cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I am tempted to ask... not for everyday use, but for camping purposes, is there a decent "instant" coffee?
    Is freeze dried better? (certainly not better than brewed.)
    Essentially all instant coffees are rated evenly high; when the bar is that low, anything passable will do. Starbucks Via is generally regarded as at least the most advanced instant coffee as it's got actual coffee dust in it and can be mixed into anything regardless of temperature, meaning you can stir it into a glass of water and add ice for iced coffee, add it to ice cream for a coffee shake, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    Gee,
    You speak about coffee like a fine glass of wine
    Yes, especially if you drink it black.
    I like Wawa Hazelnut coffee black.
    It's worth trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Essentially all instant coffees are rated evenly high; when the bar is that low, anything passable will do. Starbucks Via is generally regarded as at least the most advanced instant coffee as it's got actual coffee dust in it and can be mixed into anything regardless of temperature, meaning you can stir it into a glass of water and add ice for iced coffee, add it to ice cream for a coffee shake, etc.
    Sonicelyput...whenthebaristhatlow.

    Does your browser do that? Not allow the spacer to work until you skip a line after you quote a post? This has been happening to me more and more. I don't get it.

    I don't particularly care for Starbucks coffee.
    Do you like it?

    I imagine that I have not been paying particular attention to the subtleties of a variety of coffees.

    BUT.... maybe as instants go, it may be more likeable than others. I'll have to give it a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I don't particularly care for Starbucks coffee.
    Do you like it?
    Dessert drinks only; If the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino isn't available [which it is currently,] the Mocha Frappuccino with Vanilla and an added shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I imagine that I have not been paying particular attention to the subtleties of a variety of coffees.
    There are no subtleties in store-shelf coffee, it's all variations on mud and ash, but you won't realize that until you try fresh roast. The two store-shelf offerings most people trying to find something better arrive at are Starbucks' Caffe Verona and Peet's Major Dickason's Blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noboneshotdog View Post
    The original Poppery popcorn popper, how about you?

    I buy from Sweet Marias. Usually 8 lbs at a time every couple months.


    Sorry for the multiple posts. I thought I lost my first one in cyberspace, then this one double posted. Computer problems.
    You got nice coffee source, Sweet Marias is great.

    I buy green bean from local farmer about 1 kilogram (around 2.2 lbs) for each month.

    I roast my green bean using frying pan, not very ideal but I'm now kinda good at it (experience makes perfect). I have a plan to build my own fluid bed roaster and currently doing "research" on it.

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    California treats

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    I've never enjoyed coffee, never drank it. Even during my time in the U.S. Army, where it's required... I JUST started drinking iced coffee, lightly sweetened. Cold brewed. There may be something to this coffee thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    Cold brewed.
    You're probably trying to avoid the "acid ash" taste common in poorly made hot coffee but absent in cold; begin with the Aeropress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    I've never enjoyed coffee, never drank it. Even during my time in the U.S. Army, where it's required... I JUST started drinking iced coffee, lightly sweetened. Cold brewed. There may be something to this coffee thing...
    Cold brew is usually stronger than regular drip coffee good choice to start with and there are many great selections even in the stores)

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    Cold brew is my wife's go to! My father roasts and cold brews batches for her every few days. She's hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICSAK View Post
    Cold brew is my wife's go to! My father roasts and cold brews batches for her every few days. She's hooked.
    Howdy NICSAK your completely correct once you start cold brew it's hard to stop. Your dad sounds like a great guy such a cool thing to do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offgridled View Post
    Howdy NICSAK your completely correct once you start cold brew it's hard to stop. Your dad sounds like a great guy such a cool thing to do!!
    Hey there bud! Yeah it's good stuff I have never been a big coffee drinker but find myself dipping into it every day now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICSAK View Post
    Hey there bud! Yeah it's good stuff I have never been a big coffee drinker but find myself dipping into it every day now lol.
    It's a safe bad habit

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    This is very true

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    During working week I use a 10cup Stainless Steel stove top Bialetti und illy-Espresso.

    Delivers one mug for breakfast, one for takeaway that keeps me awake until second breakfast break and gives me time to prepare my breakfast while "boiling up".


    Pic linked from amazon.de

    Pic linked from amazon.de


    For more volume or on weekend I use a Melitta/Friesland porcelain cone with Melitta Gourmet bags and small batch Arabica from a local roaster or French small batch Arabica when I made my way to France few times a year.

    Cheers

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    Just made my morning cup of coffee using a Bee House ceramic coffee dripper. Man that thing makes a nice cup of coffee, also ground the locally roasted beans right before I brewed.
    I don't always do the pour over, I will admit to just a Keurig when I'm in a hurry, glad there was no rush this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBR View Post
    During working week I use a 10cup Stainless Steel stove top Bialetti und illy-Espresso.

    Delivers one mug for breakfast, one for takeaway that keeps me awake until second breakfast break and gives me time to prepare my breakfast while "boiling up".


    Pic linked from amazon.de

    Pic linked from amazon.de


    For more volume or on weekend I use a Melitta/Friesland porcelain cone with Melitta Gourmet bags and small batch Arabica from a local roaster or French small batch Arabica when I made my way to France few times a year.

    Cheers

    RBR
    Wow I can't believe I've never seen this before. I'm use to my kitchen aid automatic drip coffee maker but this Bialetti is really sweet looking. I've been reading up on it and great reviews. This is perfect for my cabin but I can see myself buying 2 one for home. This is What I truly love about CPF flashlights and so much more. I got a new puppy a week ago so I got up to let him put made a pot of coffee and came across this. I will be purchasing and sharing my experience!@
    Great stuff RBR.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBR View Post
    During working week I use a 10cup Stainless Steel stove top Bialetti und illy-Espresso.

    Delivers one mug for breakfast, one for takeaway that keeps me awake until second breakfast break and gives me time to prepare my breakfast while "boiling up".


    Pic linked from amazon.de

    Pic linked from amazon.de


    For more volume or on weekend I use a Melitta/Friesland porcelain cone with Melitta Gourmet bags and small batch Arabica from a local roaster or French small batch Arabica when I made my way to France few times a year.

    Cheers

    RBR
    Now THIS is the way to go. My exact setup for whenever I'm going camping. I love the sound it makes when the coffee is ready, it's the signal that I'll soon be back to life...
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    Both my son and I confided in my daughter.
    We each bought the other a Jetboil Coffee Press for Christmas.
    LOL... I'm the only one with the Jetboil, but he takes when he goes, and I take it when I do.

    Jetboils, really are terrific tools!
    Now I can use it to make terrific coffee! Not instant.
    Last edited by Poppy; 12-20-2016 at 08:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I had to look up the Kalita Wave to see why you said it was more user-friendly, I don't see why. BUT... I see that they do offer filters for it now.

    Yeah... we ended up kind of doing the cowboy dip method. Boiled up the coffee in a quart sized pot with a cover, and then filtered the coffee through the mesh/strainer of the tea infuser. LOL... it was a little bit of a rubes goldberg solution, but it was better than straining the coffee grinds out through my teeth
    Just carry some paper filters with you, easy to carry and they work good to filter water also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irongate View Post
    Just carry some paper filters with you, easy to carry and they work good to filter water also.
    Funny
    that you should say that!
    On our last trip, we actually had electricity, and a 10 pot Mr. Coffee. For a desperate moment, we found that the filters were not packed!
    Poppy to the rescue! In the little altoids tin survival kit I put together, I had a coffee filter. LOL... not for coffee, but rather to be an emergency dust mask, or a dirty water pre-filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ingineer View Post
    most people like the starbucks via
    i like the traders 3 in 1 , more like NJ reg
    the folgers takes time , but is most like fresh brewed to me
    All must be in a Finish kuksa cup

    if you read the ingredients, it's mostly instant coffee.

    a few months ago I was in a Goodwill and they had a Revereware drip pot. It's all SS. Put coffee in the top, add the separator disc, pour hot water, wait. It's great because it works the same anywhere. Just heat water and pour.

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    My son was a Barista for a while and learned a lot about different coffees and ways to brew it. He got me hooked on making and drinking good coffee, but after a while I modified his 30 minute routine to brew a cup of coffee to fit my unwillingness to wait that long. I do buy good coffee beans from a website called Counter Culture, weigh the beans on a scale, grind them in a Baratza Grinder but then I brew them in a 5-cup Bonavita Coffee Maker. It makes a really good cup of coffee.

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