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Re: coffee press choices

Postby oldranger » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:54 am

Russ,

7oz here and 7oz there and pretty soon your pack is over 50lbs!

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Re: coffee press choices

Postby vandman » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:36 pm

Whoa now hold the phone! Check out this French press! I've been using it since 2008 and think it should get the Nobel Prize for backpacking coffee ingenuity. http://www.rei.com/product/735818
It fits into a Nalgene bottle, so after you press the coffee you can screw the top on and hike off to a beautiful spot where you can sip coffee and snap photos. I love this thing! I usually carry an extra water bottle anyway, so this is just a water bottle with extra caffeinated features.

I have tried the Starbucks VIA. I was skeptical, I admit, because I am a coffee freak, but I must say the Italian roast was very good and a serving weighs 0.10 oz. It's a dollar a pop though, whereas 10 oz of a fine Cuban Roast(Bustello, Pilon, or Goya) costs $3.00 and will last 10 days. So I'm still a press man.
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby rlown » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:03 pm

nice enough choice for the press-bot, but it appears out of stock. That poses a problem. Any idea if it's really out of stock or just gone?
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby fishmonger » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:58 pm

just came across this version of the Jetboil - obvioulsy more expensive than justa coffee press, but if you are looking for a new stove and have considered the jetboil, this java package may make sense, since all you are adding is the press.

http://shop.jetboil.com/index.php/flash ... ystem.html

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Re: coffee press choices

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 pm

thanks. I looked at those, but I'm not ready to give up my dual fuel coleman yet. It's primary role is for cooking fish, at a lower heat. Boiling water is it's other great quality.

The jetboil is a nice rig, but my stove stays. Plus, what to do with those 1/8th full leftover canisters. At least my white gas can goes straight into the recycle bin.
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:03 pm

I always enjoy the Jetboil folks trying to get me to come round to using one. About the time their piezo fails they stop trying. Too heavy for me, not enough reason to switch from what I have, which is just as easy to use.

One of these days I'll get a press for the sheer indulgence trips. I like the little espresso maker a friend takes with her - pretty awesome little gadget. Stainless steel, but works great.
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:29 pm

AlmostThere wrote:One of these days I'll get a press for the sheer indulgence trips.


Every trip is sheer indulgence. :)
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:50 pm

rlown wrote:
AlmostThere wrote:One of these days I'll get a press for the sheer indulgence trips.


Every trip is sheer indulgence. :)


Spoken by someone who isn't search and rescue. :p
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:52 pm

off topic, but i'm not stupid about my trips, and if i die out there, like that other macabre thread, I'm ok with it. But, I will press coffee beforehand. :D
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:19 pm

Actually, if you're real serious about coffee, you even take the press on the 24 hour slog through the bog and the thicket and the buck brush strewn slope.

Best espresso in the world when you're done with all that.

But I make someone else on my search squad carry it. :whistle:
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby rlown » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:11 pm

Not sure what your after on the 24 hr slog thing, but yes, the press is in my pack. As is the lb of coffee.

And yes, it's been on many slogs, including up buckbrush-filled creeks in canyons. Well, different presses as they keep breaking. hence, my original question.

I'm going with the Ti press.

All i'm after is a nice cup of coffee in the morning, and after the evening meal. If i have to search for someone, that would be a different setup.
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Re: coffee press choices

Postby Herm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:22 pm

Russ;
I think you have made me want to carry my ti press again. The best possible cup, made with the best water, is a very good thing. A pound of coffee is much to carry, but done right could be oh so worth it.
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