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Old 01-11-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Perfect Little Coffee Maker for Rvs on Sale at Amazon

Today only you can get the Nespresso Citiz on sale at Amazon, $76 off. I have one for my little class B and love it. A bit pricey but the coffee and convenience is great.

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Old 01-17-2019, 12:52 AM   #2
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Default Great coffee maker at Walmart for $20

I found a wonderful coffee maker for $20 at walmart. It takes pods or grounds. It makes a single cup in around 5 min.

it is a "Mainstays Single Serve and K-Cup Brew Coffee Maker." We got one for the house and one for the RV.
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I found a wonderful coffee maker for $20 at walmart. It takes pods or grounds. It makes a single cup in around 5 min.

it is a "Mainstays Single Serve and K-Cup Brew Coffee Maker." We got one for the house and one for the RV.
Nice looking compact unit.

We use one of these:

As we boondock over 90% of the time and only have a single LA battery we would have to start the genny to run an electric coffee maker.

I've converted to using the pour over system at home. I enjoy the coffee and the ritual of making it, including freshly ground beans. I make a 20oz cup, usually.
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Same here, Steve, and for the the same reason. That and it makes an excellent brew in combination with freshly roasted and ground beans. When youíre on the road itís fun to try out local coffee roasters.
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Same here, Steve, and for the the same reason. That and it makes an excellent brew in combination with freshly roasted and ground beans. When youíre on the road itís fun to try out local coffee roasters.
I may start focusing a bit on different local roasters. Up to now I've been investigating micro brew pubs, and really do enjoy the wonderful variety and atmosphere associated with them.
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Even better at Walmart for $8.88 and it only draws 700 watts. It works great on a Roadtrek 750 watt inverter.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...asket/53056868
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Even better at Walmart for $8.88 and it only draws 700 watts. It works great on a Roadtrek 750 watt inverter.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...asket/53056868
I checked that out cuz it would seem cool but it says the water only gets heated to 170*F. The recommended temp for brewing is 195 to 205.

That being said, it's still a frugal electric possibility.

I would wonder if a person could preheat the water to get a higher temp if it a thermostat would restrict that.

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I checked that out cuz it would seem cool but it says the water only gets heated to 170*F. The recommended temp for brewing is 195 to 205.:
Specs say "Coffee temperature equal or above 77 degrees C", so there is no telling how hot it really gets.
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I checked that out cuz it would seem cool but it says the water only gets heated to 170*F. The recommended temp for brewing is 195 to 205.

That being said, it's still a frugal electric possibility.

I would wonder if a person could preheat the water to get a higher temp if it a thermostat would restrict that.

Can you tell I'm bored?
Correct Temperature is one reason pour-over coffee can be better than inexpensive coffee makers.
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Specs say "Coffee temperature equal or above 77 degrees C", so there is no telling how hot it really gets.
My bad. I would ASSUME that preheating the water may get the brewing process hot enough, maybe?

I'll just stick with my pour over, easier, freshly ground coffee and more frugal.

Plus, I have only a 300 watt inverter. Thus far I've had no reason to get a larger one.

I've also heard good things about the Aeropress.

I tried a French press and didn't care for the clean up involved. It is now sitting on our shelf for "things that collect dust but look kinda cool" high up in the kitchen.
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So, I had to measure the water temperature of the $8.88 coffee maker, noted above. The temperature of the water, which pours through the coffee filter, was as high as 204 degrees F (using a digital cooking thermometer). The temperature inside the coffee flask was 179 degrees F. It takes about 4 minutes to make a 16 oz cup of coffee (or "3 cups" on the flask marking).
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So, I had to measure the water temperature of the $8.88 coffee maker, noted above. The temperature of the water, which pours through the coffee filter, was as high as 204 degrees F (using a digital cooking thermometer). The temperature inside the coffee flask was 179 degrees F. It takes about 4 minutes to make a 16 oz cup of coffee (or "3 cups" on the flask marking).
Real data. Cool, and thanks
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I have that Walmart coffee pot. It makes a quick pot of coffee that is hot. I use bottled water on the road and a 500 ml Poland Springs bottle with 3 level 'coffee scoops'. Makes two mugs of good coffee. My solar and battery bank doesn't notice the electric. Mine cost 7.49 before the tariffs came on.
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I wonder if the 77*C temperature given is the brewing water temperature or the end temp in the carafe. It probably had a thermostat to keep the carafe heater at that temperature.
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I use the Presto MyJo single cup coffee maker - no electricity, no mess, and a good cup of coffee in minutes.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Presto-My...02835/35495713
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I use the Presto MyJo single cup coffee maker - no electricity, no mess, and a good cup of coffee in minutes.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Presto-My...02835/35495713
That's a pretty slick unit 👌
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I wonder if the 77*C temperature given is the brewing water temperature or the end temp in the carafe. It probably had a thermostat to keep the carafe heater at that temperature.
Read my post, above.
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