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Old 08-12-09, 04:49 PM
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Java junkies, how do you get your morning coffee on tour?

It's not my normal brand(not what I drink at home), but I've found that these things are great for campsite coffee.

https://www.cw-usa.com/coffee-folgers...gular-box.html

All you need is hot water, and it's a half decent cup of coffee.

How do you get your morning caffeine while on tour?
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Old 08-12-09, 05:45 PM
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I don't drink coffee at home but when I'm camping for some reason I really like it.
I just use instant coffee.
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French Press and Costa Rican, coarse ground.
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the guy i rent from stays in motels for work quite a bit. so he brings me the crappy singe serve coffe bags from the room. i would'nt drink the stuff at home, but it sure taste great on the road! plus it's free!
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I usually buy a larger bag of coffee and use a stove top espresso maker. It makes two cups of decent coffee. For the next trip I'm going to bring a french press. Both take up a little extra room, but they prove to be less waste full than single cup bags or instant.
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Old 08-12-09, 08:43 PM
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My insulated coffee mug/press from Rei is the shizzle. Works great and is big enough to eat out of if you want to. Makes four cups and keeps it warm for a loooooooooooooooong time

Did a search of Rei and they don't show the one i use. I think it's only available in store.



Found it... This thing kicks arse.

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My regular coffee is instant (Nescafe), so it`s simple for me. I use the same kind wherever I am.
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+1 for French press mugs
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For convenience and a not-too-bad cup of coffee, it is hard to beat those Folgers coffee singles. They even make generic ones now if you need to cut costs.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
French Press and Costa Rican, coarse ground.
+100

Terroir has some of the best that the La Minita farm has to offer. Which is very good.
I got a bag for my birthday and now that I am running out I found my fingers ordering more.
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tasters choice instant coffee with french vanilla non-dairy powdered creamer. i drink this when i go camping, so why not on a tour?
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I just get coffee at second breakfast in a diner if I do that, at a break, or not at all.
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
I just get coffee at second breakfast in a diner if I do that, at a break, or not at all.
Heaven forbid, no coffee??? What's next, brifters maybe??

I can live without but why?

(I couldn't resist!)

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Singles, Just like a tea bag.......works for me
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If I'm feeling luxurious I pack:

- Hand operated burr grinder
- freshly roasted espresso beans
- mini camp stove espresso maker
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gold foil in the cup brewer suitable for coffee or tea and ground coffee.

well agitated instant milk makes a decent froth for what i term backcountry cappuccino - here's a pic from last saturday morning!
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I agree with Valygirl. I use a Melitta funnel and #2 filters. I carry a plastic insulated travel mug. I cook meals so I have a stove. There are minor problems: finding #2 filters and good coffee in isolated, rural areas, but it has usually been due to lack of planning on my part.

I brew a cup a good coffee whenever I feel like it. It's a luxury I wouldn't tour without.
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Originally Posted by vik View Post
If I'm feeling luxurious I pack:

- Hand operated burr grinder
- freshly roasted espresso beans
- mini camp stove espresso maker
All while leaning against a tree decked out in Rapha
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i used to carry the cone but got tired of dealing with the paper filters so switched to the gold foil drip/in cup system and found it to brew every bit as good a cup of coffee as a cone.
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Folgers, Tasters Choice or MRE powder (last resort).
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Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
For convenience and a not-too-bad cup of coffee, it is hard to beat those Folgers coffee singles.
I'm with ya on that. Convenience being the key word. Just heat water in my cup an' throw a couple 'a bags in (one doesn't do it for me). No extra things to carry.
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While I will deny that I ever recommended instant coffee, the new Starbucks Via instant coffee packets are super-convenient, and it's the best instant coffee I've had. We used it on a recent camping trip, and -- to our surprise -- none of us died, though we made sure that no one actually spotted us drinking instant coffee.

I don't think it's available everywhere yet - but in some regions of the country they're promoting it heavily in their stores.
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Originally Posted by jdom View Post
I don't drink coffee at home but when I'm camping for some reason I really like it.
I just use instant coffee.
Please. No obscenities! Instant coffee. Ugh.
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Have been using this - Nice alternative to paper filters. Do notice it gets a bit slow towards the end - making coffee for two is a long process. Will reevaluate other options for that scenario..
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