Coffee On The Isle

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Coffee On The Isle

Post by thomasroshae » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:29 pm

Hey folks, I'm a newbie poster to the forum but have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your posts on the endless discussion topics surrounding Isle Royale. In preparation for my upcoming trip (August 15-22) and 3rd trip to the Island, I am curious as to how others are making their morning cup 'o joe. I'm a self proclaimed coffee snob meaning I like my French/Aero press, I can barely choke down a cup of Folgers, and I can barely function until that sweet elixir is coursing through my veins. That being said, I'd like to hear how you are making your coffee. How do you make it? Do you bring your own fresh grounds? Any other thoughts or suggestions on the topic are appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Tom


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by JerryB » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:52 pm

I use Starbucks Via. Weighs next to nothing and, to my unsophisticated tastes, is great

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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by Ingo » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:52 pm

My formula for weight to taste is: when it's on my back, it's Via also. When I'm paddling (or close to the car), a drip filter and home ground. Haven't gone down the french press route, although I appreciate it when others make it :).

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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by Tampico » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:54 pm

Starbucks Via. They're a little spendy, but they're small and light and surprisingly good.


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by thomasroshae » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:33 pm

Thanks for the replies. It sounds like I will go down the "Via" route. I've had them before and I do agree, they are better than expected.


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by voyageur kin » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:46 pm

What is the " rule " for dumping coffee grounds?
I attempt to be a total pack in pack out hiker but would like to know what others do with the used coffee grounds. Thanks


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by Tightlines01 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:42 am

I guess I'm the opposite of most everyone else here.... I can barely choke down Stsrbucks and much prefer Folgers or a "basic" cup o Joe. I use the small packets that look like tea bags. Works just like a tea bag and works for me. I pack the grounds/bags out.

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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by Ingo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:11 am

voyageur kin wrote:What is the " rule " for dumping coffee grounds?
I attempt to be a total pack in pack out hiker but would like to know what others do with the used coffee grounds. Thanks
Pack them out.

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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by DonNewcomb » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:55 pm

Ingo wrote:Pack them out.
Of course, it's OK to deposit them in an outhouse, provided you eat them first. :D
They can also be repurposed as fuel in a fire pit or barbecue grill.


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by JerryB » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:39 am

I use Starbucks Via. Tastes great, no grounds and the waste is a tiny tube to pack out


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by dalyhiker » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:13 am

I'll use Medaglia D'Oro or Cafe Bustelo instant coffee. Via's are too costly for me. Cafe Bustelo now comes in the small tubes similar to Via.


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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by JerryB » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:22 pm

I am a fan of Starbuck's Via. The only down side to me is that it is easy to drop the little tab pulled from the tube. For those rolling in money, I just saw an article about this company: https://www.suddencoffee.com/
"Only" $6 per cup!

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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by fonixmunkee » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 am

A friend of mine just came back from Korea and gave me some Korean coffee instant packs. It's a bit sweeter than I like (I'm already sweet enough), but it's damn tasty:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VCULUS/re ... P6J2ZMH5H0

Cheaper than Starbucks, too!
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Re: Coffee On The Isle

Post by DonNewcomb » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:42 pm

fonixmunkee wrote:A friend of mine just came back from Korea and gave me some Korean coffee instant packs. It's a bit sweeter than I like (I'm already sweet enough), but it's damn tasty:.....
I was given a bunch of Vietnamese "G7" brand instant coffee packs. They come pre-whitened not bad but pretty eye-opening. Probably not what a coffee purist would pick but kind of interesting.

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