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  • Gun Grape
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    Originally posted by Tamara View Post
    Just tossed my drip counter top coffee maker in the trash (kept the carafe) because it leaks.........found out the hard way.

    Now, drip coffee makers are cheap enough. College type, you can pick them up for under a Jackson. So replacing it is really not much of a problem.

    BUT.............................do I really need to do that at all?

    Last month, I picked up this campfire coffee pot (after a weekend trip with no coffee and cold mornings) and I've been using it since for coffee and to boil water.

    So what's the problem, what's the issue? I just feel sort of old fashion, which is not a bad thing really, making coffee this way, on the stove top.
    Do you like coffee? Spend the little extra and get a Bunn coffee maker. It always makes consistent, smooth coffee. Keep the stove top peculator for making hot water.
    The press can make coffee bitter. Its like squeezing a tea bag.

    I drink about 2 pots a day, from first thing in the morning to just before bed.

    Granted there is nothing quite like a mug full of messdeck coffee at 0200.

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  • DonBelt
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    Use a French press. It's pretty close to what Doktor does. It's a large straight sided cup or small carafe, you put your coffee grounds in it, add barely boiling water, stir, let it sit a few minutes then put the top on and press. The top is a cover with a plunger that pushes a screen down over the grounds, trapping them at the bottom so you can pour the coffee off. Very simple, most are sized to make about 2 avg size coffee cups worth. And you can use it anywhere you can get hot water- camping, kitchen, work if you have one of those water dispensers that dispenses hot water, black outs.

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  • bonehead
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    OK what exactly are those reports that say how bad microwaves are?

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  • Tamara
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    Originally posted by Doktor View Post
    If it is any comfort to you, or if this will encourage you, I never had a microwave in my life.

    Oh, and making coffee on the stove top is a norm here. You take the pot, put water, wait a bit the water to get hot, but not boiled, put the coffee in, wait for another 2-3 minutes, voila. That's for the Turkish coffee which is the norm. For instants it is even faster since you just add coffee in the cup and cover it with the hot water, stir, done. I avoid it, since the quality of instants is horrible and makes some chain reaction in my stomach.

    As per thread title, well if there are mornings on the moon and if we inhabit it... sure we should send everything needed for coffee preparation.
    Well, the thread title was playing on a joke theme from the 60's during the moon landing program. Ie, "Can we fly a paper airplane to the moon?".

    As far as microwaves go, like I said, we have sort of been conditioned to have them. In the Navy, we nuked our coffee mugs in them to warm them up. We have them in college snack bars to heat up the meals we bring from home. Mom at one time got me a huge one so I could start microwave cooking major meals in it. Her way of making coffee was to boil water in one and make instant.......she always did have a better brand of instant than I did. As it is, I do have of jar of instant in the pantry but just over the years, I have turned away from using it all the time, if at all. It may be there more as a baking ingridient these days.

    As far as cooking, don't know quite what has done it, but over the years, I have moved more and more away from microwave cooking to stove top. Guess it is just a product of my food and shopping choices over the years. That report, that microwave ovens may be linked to cancer, doesn't thrill me and if it is accurate, I am not surprised....but that lack of surprise is more a factor of what I know now, the education I have had, as oppose to what little I knew in the decades before. Since most of my cooking has already left the microwave, what remains shouldn't be too difficult to move on and then, if I am not using it, why should I have it around?

    Well, wait, there is at least one thing. Certain heat pads, for muscle tension, call for being warmed up in microwaves, so maybe there is a use to have it around......maybe. But other than that....................

    .......................I'm just wondering what relatives will say if come the day they find out that I don't have a microwave.

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  • Doktor
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    If it is any comfort to you, or if this will encourage you, I never had a microwave in my life.

    Oh, and making coffee on the stove top is a norm here. You take the pot, put water, wait a bit the water to get hot, but not boiled, put the coffee in, wait for another 2-3 minutes, voila. That's for the Turkish coffee which is the norm. For instants it is even faster since you just add coffee in the cup and cover it with the hot water, stir, done. I avoid it, since the quality of instants is horrible and makes some chain reaction in my stomach.

    As per thread title, well if there are mornings on the moon and if we inhabit it... sure we should send everything needed for coffee preparation.

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  • Tamara
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    Originally posted by bonehead View Post
    I prefer good coffee freshly roasted and ground in a drip. The "automatic" factor saves my bacon when I hit the snooze button too many times. I have a french press when I am roughing it.
    I generally get my "morning" coffee at work. Not only is it simpler that way but also, it has a something of a norming effect since I work graveyard. That is, makes me feel slightly like I'm working in the daylight world.

    As it is, I'm thinking of expanding my ways of making coffee on the stove top at home. The camping pot is okay but perhaps shouldn't be in daily use as oppose to camping and emergency purposes.

    I'm not thinking, at least not too strongly, about getting another counter top unit. They tend to be bug traps and they take up vital counter space. I may also get rid of the microwave. Read another distressing report on them today BUT seeing how we have been so conditioned to have them, it's not an easy thought or process to get rid of them. Haven't shifted all my cooking selections back away from the microwave........and of course, one should always have one around in case the Cylons or the Terminal Man visit.

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  • bonehead
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    Originally posted by Tamara View Post
    Just tossed my drip counter top coffee maker in the trash (kept the carafe) because it leaks.........found out the hard way.

    Now, drip coffee makers are cheap enough. College type, you can pick them up for under a Jackson. So replacing it is really not much of a problem.

    BUT.............................do I really need to do that at all?

    Last month, I picked up this campfire coffee pot (after a weekend trip with no coffee and cold mornings) and I've been using it since for coffee and to boil water.

    So what's the problem, what's the issue? I just feel sort of old fashion, which is not a bad thing really, making coffee this way, on the stove top. But, as said, I kinda rather like doing it that way for some reason.

    Others have started for the past two years or so to warn me away from using the microwave from just about anything because it does funny things to the structure of water (maybe it is an electron thief which is not good). These days, I use the stove top, oven, for almost everything (melting the butter, chocolate for cookies is about the exception).

    So I cook at the stove. Now that's not as primitive as making coffee that way but it is in the same vein. So......do I really need to get another drip coffee maker?

    I think not, just another thing to clutter up the counter, another place for the bugs to hide under.....and in.

    Besides, I am thinking about getting a second campfire pot......for those mornings on those trips when some want coffee but some want hot water for cocoa.
    I prefer good coffee freshly roasted and ground in a drip. The "automatic" factor saves my bacon when I hit the snooze button too many times. I have a french press when I am roughing it.

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  • Do we really need to send a coffee pot to the moon?

    Just tossed my drip counter top coffee maker in the trash (kept the carafe) because it leaks.........found out the hard way.

    Now, drip coffee makers are cheap enough. College type, you can pick them up for under a Jackson. So replacing it is really not much of a problem.

    BUT.............................do I really need to do that at all?

    Last month, I picked up this campfire coffee pot (after a weekend trip with no coffee and cold mornings) and I've been using it since for coffee and to boil water.

    So what's the problem, what's the issue? I just feel sort of old fashion, which is not a bad thing really, making coffee this way, on the stove top. But, as said, I kinda rather like doing it that way for some reason.

    Others have started for the past two years or so to warn me away from using the microwave from just about anything because it does funny things to the structure of water (maybe it is an electron thief which is not good). These days, I use the stove top, oven, for almost everything (melting the butter, chocolate for cookies is about the exception).

    So I cook at the stove. Now that's not as primitive as making coffee that way but it is in the same vein. So......do I really need to get another drip coffee maker?

    I think not, just another thing to clutter up the counter, another place for the bugs to hide under.....and in.

    Besides, I am thinking about getting a second campfire pot......for those mornings on those trips when some want coffee but some want hot water for cocoa.
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