I love all the replies - even a year later! I settled on using a Chemex brewer where I boil water in my blue enamel percolator first and then pour it over my ground beans. It is more work than I'm used to but I still can't figure out that darn percolator with coffee in it and I really like the Chemex. Makes it easy to re-heat and the leftover coffee doesn't get bitter.
We took a long trip through Utah (Bryce, Zion, etc) and since we stayed at 1-2 places with a hook up, I took my Nespresso maker and was one HAPPY CAMPER those few days. I'm begging for a small quiet generator but DH is a purist. He doesn't even like me to take my iPod and speaker on our boat.
Anyway, thanks so much for all the replies. We campers love our coffee, don't we? Especially with some Bailey's in it?
Originally Posted by PhxKim
It's not even possible for me to think about going without coffee. Not possible. I've been bringing my espresso maker camping with me over a one burner grill but it's just not enough java. Bought one of those enameled percolators and the darn thing perked coffee all over my Coleman stove last time and made a huge mess. Don't know how much water or coffee to add to it. Thought about bringing my Senseo but not sure when we'll have electricity.
I will have the stove in the camper or the outdoor sidekick grill. When you don't have electricity, how do YOU make coffee? I like it really strong and the idea of the percolator messing up my new stove gives me hives.
Would love to know what YOU do!