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Old 04-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Hello everyone I drink coffee every day about 2 cups I will be full-timing and would like your opinions on a good coffee pot that makes good coffee and won't use too much power?

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Old 04-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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When I am dry camping and want to save power, I use the same automatic drip coffee maker that I use when I have shore power. I save power by heating water in a tea kettle on the stove and pouring it into the coffee maker.


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Old 04-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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I use a mr coffee but I drink about 3 to 4 pots a day.Been doing that almost my whole life
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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We use a Keurig coffee brewer. The start up is fairly quick so I assume it doesn't use a lot of power. The flexibility of the K-Cups is nice if there is more then one coffee drinker. You can choose the type of coffee you like, and it's always consistent. I like it because you only have to brew one cup and not waste grounds.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #5
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If you're concerned about electric then don't use an electric coffee maker, electric resistance heating elements suck a lot of power. Just heat a kettle of water and use a french coffee press. You can get a small press pretty cheap, they make a great cup of coffee and use zero electricity.
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The old camp stove coffee pot works well on the stove or camp fire hard to beat.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:48 PM   #7
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That is my choice, hard to beat perc coffee first thing in the morning but DW doesn't like it. French press is probably most efficient power wise. Keurig is convenient but expensive, thos little cups cost close to .50 each here. I can brew a whole pot for a lot less.
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3x on the French Press.....
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:15 PM   #9
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3x on the French Press.....
I have a old glass percolator that I use at home which is great but once full timing / Boon-docking I do not want to waste my water cleaning every day I don't care for the price of the k cups but it seems convenient where it could be made right into your cup and no cleaning except your cup
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The DW switches to instant coffee and uses the micro wave convection oven to heat the water.

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Old 04-06-2014, 08:39 PM   #11
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I use the AeroPress it makes the best coffee. I heat the water in microwave. It will make espresso or regular coffee. Do a search on the internet to check it out.
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When my coffee pot blows the 50A breaker, I will see it as a problem.
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Cup, water, microwave, table spoon, Folgers instant, in that order. Works every time with little cleanup. Everything tastes better camping.
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French Press. Always have, always will. Well, maybe a percolator once in awhile. But seriously, boil water in a big SS tea-pot and pour in, steep for 3-4 min and press. Voila - best coffee flavor ever. Drink it before it gets cold. A top up can be add a bit more coffee, another pot of water and round 2.

Motorcycle camping I use a MSR gold filter and fresh coffee in a SS mug. Halfnhalf always.


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