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Coffee?

Post by JEM2387 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:25 am

I know that we can buy coffee on the playa, but I was wondering... How much do they charge & is it any good? I'm a major coffee addict and can't decide if I should bring a battery powered coffee maker of my own.
Thanks! See you all very very soon :-D
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:43 am

It`s not the best, it`s not the worst.

Presentation might be a little lacking.

Comparable to a dusty StarBucks I suppose.

You could get served by someone with pierced nipples though, which might be a plus...

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Post by steveboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:53 am

As a caffeine-delivery mechanism their coffee is serviceable, and at 3 a.m. it can help you squeeze out a few more hours If you have any way to make decent coffee yourself, by all means do it.

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Post by BitterDan » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:17 am

They make battery powered coffee makers?

I know they make coffee percolators for your camp stove and coleman even makes an automatic drip for your camp stove.

The coffee in Center Camp isn't bad but it isn't great either. If you can brew your own then go for it (plus there's no line for it).
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Post by JEM2387 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:45 pm

Thanks all :)
I'll be sure to bring plenty of extra coffee for any passer-bys who won't want to stand in line either.
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Post by steveboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:00 pm

You just became my New Best Friend.

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Post by JEM2387 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:17 pm

Just be warned, I make my coffee crazy strong!
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Post by steveboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:26 pm

Oh, don't throw me in that brier patch.

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Post by tetonshawn » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:51 pm

I've used a lexan french press the last few years and it works great.

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Post by thisisthatwhichis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:27 pm

Check out Coffee Camp 08...... in the theme camps thread.......
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Post by steveboy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:57 pm

tetonshawn wrote:I've used a lexan french press the last few years and it works great.
What'd you do with the grounds? We stopped using ours after Day One when we realized how much water it'd take to clean the press and what a pain it was dealing with the grounds.

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Post by EspressoDude » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:17 pm

put the grounds in an open plastic bag in a bucket in the sun.

let the press dry, then wipe clean a with paper towel.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:40 pm

EvilDustBooger wrote: You could get served by someone with pierced nipples though, which might be a plus...
Oh come on. We all get served by someones with pierced nipples all the time. We just don't see those piercings.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:56 pm

If you happen to spot my boat early in the morning, I'll likely have the coffeemaker going. People seem to like having a boat come by at 7 AM and serve them hot coffee! And unlike Center Camp's, mine usually has Bailey's in it.
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Post by Orchid » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:10 pm

BitterDan wrote: Coleman even makes an automatic drip for your camp stove.
Those things are a gift from jesus.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:41 pm

Orchid wrote:
BitterDan wrote: Coleman even makes an automatic drip for your camp stove.
Those things are a gift from jesus.
Jesus Coleman to be precise.
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Post by Orchid » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:06 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Orchid wrote:
BitterDan wrote: Coleman even makes an automatic drip for your camp stove.
Those things are a gift from jesus.
Jesus Coleman to be precise.
Christ Jesus Coleman! ;)

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Post by Elorrum » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:16 pm

Cool! camp coffee discussion. I've tried several ways. I like my lexan french press for the quantity and flavor, but clean up is a bit of a drag. I also have a smalller press in a large insultated mug. ditto on cleanup there. It either takes a lot of water to really rinse well, and then what to do with all the soppy grounds. I don't think I've ever just waited for it to dry first. Great idea.

I just got a stovetop espresso maker. what they call moka, mokka, mukka? Stainless steel, 4 "cup" (how they call 6 oz of water a 4 cupper...) Nice and fast on my little butane stove, good coffee, and clean up is simple, just tap the grounds out in a hard little puck. Perhaps rinse when company comes. I've been playing with this for a few weeks now and am looking forward to playa test. I found on ebay a steel espresso cup set with spoons and trays, charming. The kicker was that they came in a seventies style lettered packaging "PLAYA"

I make a liquid coffee concentrate to bring camping from real coffee that steeps overnight, and then is drained through a filter. You can reconstitute with hot or cold water, or a quick pull straight for a nice boost. gaaaahaaah. It is very nice for ice coffee. Good anytime, the flavor isn't bad, depending on the quality of coffee you start with, much better than instant, and NO cleanup on site.

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Post by EspressoDude » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:11 am

there's always COWBOY COFFEE

heat a bucket of water to boiling over a fire, throw in a couple handsfull of ground coffee, boil a little longer, then set in on the dirt.

wait a minute to let the grounds settle, then scoop out with your cup.
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Post by julie_c » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:28 pm

Im BAAACKKK!!!
Center Camp has the best damn coffee, no shit!
It's really great about 10pm when you think you just cant go on, but need to!! HaVE a great time 2008 Burners...feels weird not getting ready to go this time of year.

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Post by Elorrum » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:22 pm

I thought I'd give this a bump. I'm starting to think of camp coffee. My stovetop espresso maker on my little butane stove is a great piece of gear. I loved using it last year. I've also used it for parking lot pot lucks at work, and when visiting friends who don't "make coffee" (what's up with that? What a treat to wake up on the sofa, and wait for a field trip to a coffee joint... really? can you call that waking up at all?) I found out my sister has a larger stovetop espresso maker that I will borrow or kidnap for Burning Man this year. I went to the orange box store today and bought a new rubber plug for my cold coffee brewer that makes very nice coffee concentrate.

Hot, or cold, always strong. I can't wait.

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