Perfect for "Cowboy Coffee"
After some experimentation and frustration trying to percolate coffee, I ditched the percolator components and now use it strictly for cowboy coffee. I use the same coffee I use in my home drip coffee maker.
1. I Add cold water to the coffee pot using my coffee mug to measure the water. Ex. 3 cups of coffee, I pour 3 mugs worth of water into the pot.
2. Turn on the burner and bring the water up to simmer, approximately 200 degrees.
3. Once at simmer, reduce heat to LOW. Add 1 scoop of coffee for each cup and then one more half scoop.
4. "Brew" four minutes on LOW. It should be GENTLY bubbling.
5. Turn off the heat and let it cool for four minutes.
6. As the water cools, the grounds will sink to the bottom on their own.
7. Gently pour coffee into your cup from the pot and enjoy awesome coffee!
CAMPGROUND COFFEE IN ENAMELWARE POT
Nothing tastes better than coffee brewed on the open fire in our campsite! This little pot was a big hit with not only the coffee drinkers but also with our hot cocoa fans! We have boiled water for tea, made instant coffee and used it to bring apple cider up to steaming! We have even used it to heat water for washing up after cooking. The pot is lightweight, easy to fill and also easy to pour from. No need to worry about placing it on the open fire. It took the heat, performed incredibly well and has become one of our "do not forget" items for camping!
The colorful blue brings back memories of camping trips from long ago, good friends, and laughter around the campsite.
Simple, Great Coffee
Bought this for Car & Bike camping. It is not for backpacking. I like it because it does not require filters. Just water, coffee & about 15 minutes and delicious coffee! You will see and hear the percolation. Use this at home first. Course grinds are best and DO NOT use a filter, it will make a mess and you don't need it. This simple pot has replaced my electric coffee maker at home. If it came in a 2-5 cup size I would take it back packing, it's that good. Down side...you might need a pot holder and I replaced the percolator knob with a glass one.
Great coffee pot
I love to go backcountry but when I car camp, this coffee pot is great. The hinge on the lid is a bit flimsy, but the pot is fully functional even if it detaches. It's the only pot that I felt comfortable using directly over a fire. It has worked great on my coleman grill, on steel grate over fire and even directly in the fire. It will collect soot if place directly in the fire, but it will wash right off.
Great pot especially for the price.
The joys of perked coffee
Today's coffee machines have robbed many people of the pleasures of perked coffee. This pot makes plenty of it. I like this pot because the large bottom makes it stable and provides a lot of surface area to heat the water quickly. Study up on perking coffee before you use it because if you over cook, the coffee will be like motor oil. Most ground coffee now is too fine for percolators so grind your own or buy percolator coffee filters. They also make cleanup easier.
Great large capacity water boiler
The coffeepot is great for just boiling water for all your needs when car camping. It holds a good amount of water and water tends to cook quickly on the stove. The top has a piece that is supposed to keep it attached to the handle when you are not using it, but this piece is pretty useless and testy. It is not a necessary part.
Amazing over an open fire!
Took this winter camping to use over an open fire. It worked great! We must have been boiling water almost non-stop for two hours as we used it to eat, drink and fill our nalgenes before bed. By the time we were done, it was almost completely black from the fire. But once I got it home and washed it, it looked just like new again.
Very easy to use and clean. Perfect for use on a portable propane grill. Only a few minutes to get the water boiling and the coffee is virtually done.
Easy to use. Design is the same as it was 20+ years ago. Works well to deliver an adequate cup of camping coffee.