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“A less than 2 oz coffee pot that brews 4 cups of coffee (just add 4 oz hot water) it's refillable.
In addition to an organic and Colombian, hazelnut and blueberry coffee, they also offer hot chocolate, apple cider, black tea and even hot tomato soup! Thereís also decaf if thatís what you are looking for.”
“I was hiking with Sgt Rock recently and he had a pretty good way to make coffee - first he made your usual cowboy coffee in his cook pot then pour it through a light weight sock he had stretched over his cup so as to remove the grounds before drinking. Just turn the sock inside out and shake to dispose of the grounds.”
“Yah, I bet it'd be pretty uncomfortable to have coffee grounds in your sock all day.”
“no this sock was a womens light weight nylon sock like you find at Walgreens in a small plastic egg - not something you would use for wearing while hiking.”
“I've taken to the starbucks via for backcountry coffee... I'll admit it isn't nearly as good as a classic cowboy coffee, but it's a lot less to carry and prepare - and you aren't leaving the grounds behind”
“I just use Folgers coffee bags.”
“I've used the Folger's bags and Via. What I have found is that unless you steep the bag for about 10 minutes, the coffee isn't strong enough for me. With Via, it's as strong as it's going to get as soon as you mix it, so it's ready to drink right away. Via tastes better too, so should I ever go into the backcountry again, I'm carrying Via.”
“I've not seen the via brand but yeah the Folgers are a bit weak so I Put in 2 bags instead of one.”
“Natures coffee kettle looks like a platy to me...what's the advantage?
I pour boiling water in platybags all the time. Just make your coffee in that and strain it. That Msr strainer works reasonably well, I'm not using my socks!”
“I switched to Via and haven't looked back.
I am curious how 4 ounces of water delivers four cups of coffee however. ST devise some voodoo counting method on that?”
“via weighs practically nothing... each packet is about the size of a small sugar packet and makes a single decent cup of coffee - so there's next to no trash as well”
“Pouring your coffee through a woman's hiking sock sounds like a fetish to me.”
“Geesh TJ, why you always gotta make it awkward?”
“oops...just add 4 CUPS of water...(32 Ozs)
Be mighty concentrated coffee at 4 Ozs....”
“fetish? no just a good light weight reusable filter - I use one to filter my water to keep the floaties out”
“The Via is good, its just I can't enjoy instant coffee that I pay that much for, ymmv What I'm doing isn't lighter or easier tho..”
“I love the Via....
It's a little expensive....
But so worth it...”
“Via is my fav as well, I used to use the folgers bags before I found Starbucks . Although the women's sock thing sounds pretty enticing I gotta tell ya lol”
“Are we talking a sock ..
Or one of those little "try on shoe " hose???”
“small white ankle sock comes in a small clear plastic egg and costs about 70 cents for a pair at Walgreens is what I was talking about - that said hose will work if one just uses the foot part - the nice thing about the socks is that it grips the top of the cup or water bottle nicely and I am not sure the foot part of the hose would grip as well”
“Via, still the best trail coffee I ever made, and now wally world carries it. Even better”
“Nescafe' Classico. It is the Mexican version of their Classic. I buy a jar, keep it in the fridge, and pack what I need in a ziplock.
Covers all bases; cheap, taste good, no grounds, and no packaging to deal with.”
“Love the VIA... That's why I am currently drinking every single morning...”
“I still use the MSR coffee ground screen in a cup thing. just add some ground java in it and pour water over it and makes a good fresh cup. ya still need to get rid of the grounds when done though.
“scattering coffee grounds in the back country IMO is less of an issue than leaving toilet paper in the back country.”
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