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Old 03-28-2013, 04:47 AM   #29
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Since we are into serious boondocking and anything using resistance heat is a current hog we use a french press from REI when off shore power and a small Mr Coffee when on.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #30
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Technivorm is one of the few that brew at proper temperature,now have a new cheaper one on market that brews at proper temperature,Bonavita.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:23 AM   #31
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unfortunately, a coffee machine is a big energy hog, even a Keurig. I have a Keurig at the office and at home, but can't imagine using that much storage space in a cabinet and on the countertop for the thing.

In the RV, I use a simple teapot and Starbucks Via instant coffee. Don't think it's any slower than a machine and, at least to me, just as good.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:31 AM   #32
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We use the small 1 cup Keurig. Quick and small
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:42 AM   #33
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We have a MR. Coffee with SS therm-O pot. It brews coffee then shuts off. Coffee stays hot for hours. I found that MR Coffee makers use less watts than most other coffee makers. The one linked above use 900 watts. While many others use 1000 plus watts. Mr Coffee also makes a 5 cup model that works well on a 1000 watt inverter. It uses 600 watts.
If you will be using a modified sine wave inverter. Do not purchase a digital coffee maker. Most will die in a short time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by greezykid View Post
Technivorm is one of the few that brew at proper temperature,now have a new cheaper one on market that brews at proper temperature,Bonavita.
Wish I would have known that when we bought ours. Cheaper is good. ;o)
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I travel solo, so a 4 cup Black & Decker drip coffee maker works well for me. A big advantage is it only draws 600 watts while brewing (takes about 6 minutes) & less than 200 watts to keep the coffee warm (not that it lasts that long in the pot!). I have no problem running it on my 1000w inverter when dry camping.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:50 AM   #36
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WE have a Black and Decker 12 cupper we use for regular breakfast coffee and a Tassimo one cupper that we use for Capuccicino or other special coffees with friends over during the evening.
We have a shelf in the storage that holds both coffee makers.
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black and decker with stainless caraff, mounted under cabinet. don't have to store it or worry about it. have had it for 5 years.
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I've never found the right coffee for the Keurig. The one we had at work never made a decent cup. I use a Technivorm Mocca Master at home. Cheap French press in the TT.

We used a Technivorum at home for about 10 yrs. When we upgraded the coffee maker in the house, the Technivorum moved to the motorhome. I don't think it will ever die. Built like a tank.

The house got a Delonghi full automatic. All the convienience of the Kurig but the best coffee we have ever made. Its all in the temps and the full automatics compress the grounds into a puck and push steam through which condenses along the way into a very hot and well brewed cup of joe. IE uses and expresso system to brew Americano coffee.

I have not conviced the wife we need a second Delonghi in the motorhome so we 'rough it' with the Technivorum when traveling.
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There are few things that bring out massive discussions...coffee is one of them! I have 4 ways to make coffee on the road. Each has its limitations and benefits. A while back I wrote about it fro RV News. You can read what I figured out here:

WanderMan: Coffee - How To Make The Best Cup While Traveling

Sometimes you have to make tough decisions when you're an Addict!

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My since my wife made me stop boiling coffee in water in a pan with egg shells to help settle the grounds I ended up with a small Mr Coffee. It says four cups but really makes two cups. It has a start timer so I usually set it for 5:30 or 6 am and wake up to the smell of brewing coffee. Works pretty well using the inverter. Two cups are enough now a days unlike when I worked and it seems carried a coffee cup ten to twelve hours a day.
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12VDC or 120VAC?

Which would be the better product, a 12VDC unit or 120VAC powered?
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No matter what you pick, just be aware that the 12volt coffee makers are expensive and slow...like 18 minutes to brew a 8 cup pot, slow.

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Which would be the better product, a 12VDC unit or 120VAC powered?
If you have AC, that's better...if you only have DC, then you can get a DC coffee maker, but don't expect it to brew like a Kuerig.

They are available: http://www.my12voltstore.com/12_Volt...akers_s/83.htm

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