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Old 05-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Bought an aeropress coffee maker for van. It has rave reviews but following the instructions seems to make very weak coffee. We had to use twice as much coffee to make it half as strong as in our thermal french press. I thought the aeropress might be better because at the end you press on the cylinder and a nice neat compressed hockey puck shape plops into the garbage. The french press makes wonderful coffee but is hard to clean up without a lot of extra water and someplace to put very wet grounds. I tried all of the internet suggestions for making the aeropress coffee stronger including the upside down one. Fortunately it was in our kitchen because I would have hated to have that disaster in the van.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:34 AM   #2
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We are still on the percolator setup and still enjoy it. We get it all ready the night before and fire up the stove and let er rip for about 10mins. in the morning. Our coffee habits and strength of the brew would probably choke a cowboy, we like it strong and black.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:00 AM   #3
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I've discovered the convenience of K-cup system. Using a Hamilton Beach K-cup machine that only draws 600 watts so I can use it with my 1,000 watt inverter.


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I got a Walmart brand (Great Value) 4 cup coffee maker that works great for less than $10.00. To top it off it comes with a two (2) year warranty and makes awesome coffee. No frills no nothing! Just an on/off switch. Best. Shorty sends...
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We are still on the percolator setup and still enjoy it...
same here-

we always have gas- we don;t always have alot of AC




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As I've said before, being able to pull into a rest stop, turn on the inverter, and make a couple of cups of K-cup coffee is a decedent pleasure that DW and I would never want to give up. We would never bother to mess with a percolator or drip unit under those conditions.
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We got a Nespresso Pixie for our Agile. Never used one before and we LOVE it. Better coffee than at home. Also it packs super small (the water resevoir is removable), you just turn it on to brew and then it's off, and it's almost no clean up. Used to use a French press on our boat and it was a PITA to clean. Also it's been fun trying different flavors. It's become one of our favorite parts of "camping".
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I recently discovered this extremely compact K-cup machine. It's less than 1/2 the size of the smallest one I'd ever seen, about 1/2 the price and 1/2 the wattage. It's gotten great reviews. ~$40.

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I recently discovered this extremely compact K-cup machine. It's less than 1/2 the size of the smallest one I'd ever seen, about 1/2 the price and 1/2 the wattage. It's gotten great reviews. ~$40.



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Nice! Specs say it only draws 800 watts, a lot less then the Keurig unit which draw about 1,300 watts.


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Second the perc - the smell of coffee cooking first thing in the morning...I know we are off to a great day. We also have an electric perc pot that oftentimes gets used; just as long as it is hot, and strong! Ron
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