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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Cowboy Coffee on 04/22/2011 16:08:20 MDT Print View

After spending 8 days with the mess of making coffee in a Platy, and cleaning it out, and dealing with the grounds, I came up with this...

...a zipTop Platy and a NoSeeUm coffee bag.

Grounds go in the bag, bag goes in the Platy, add hot water, seal, and wait.

Pour off coffee and drink.

Remove coffee bag, let dry, shake out the grounds into the trash bag, and pack 'em out.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
nice on 04/22/2011 16:15:24 MDT Print View

I'm diggin the idea...going to have to make one myself as I'm huge loose leaf tea drinker.

But Dam Greg! you have a whole platy dedicated to coffee? How much caffeine does a man need!?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: nice on 04/22/2011 16:18:49 MDT Print View

Group of Five!

This turns out 5 Strong 10 ounce cups. Just right.

For solo trips I go with instant Nescafé Classic.

Brian Dickens
(briand) - F

Locale: Colorado
"Cowboy Coffee" on 04/22/2011 17:32:53 MDT Print View

IMO steeping, drip filtering, percolating... all these easy methods are merely OK with coffee. As a result, just use VIA.

Eugene Hollingsworth
(GeneH_BPL) - F
Cowboy Coffee on 04/23/2011 00:44:46 MDT Print View

Never thought of using no-seeum mesh for a bag. I like the idea it packs down to nothing. I wonder if I could make a one-cup version w/out having to sew anything?

The VIA is think would be the easiest, but at a buck a cup....

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
Re: Cowboy Coffee on 04/23/2011 07:26:54 MDT Print View

It wouldn't matter for a few days backpacking, but there are some really interesting studies about non-filtered (non _paper_ filtered) coffee versus filtered and cholesterol. You can find them searching "filtered coffee cholesterol."

I use good coffee, good grinder, and a simple cone filter at home. I'm hopin' that catches the bad stuff.