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1. Posted by Demian Esser (First Time Poster 1 posts) 31w

Hi everyone!

Every year, I go backpacking in the mountains. I do this by foot or by bike.
At morning I would like to make some good coffee.

I searched the internet looking for some good compact travel coffee makers, but most of them are just too big, too heavy or too expensive.
As a student product design, I decided to develop a new travel coffee maker myself. :)

If you have any advice or tips for me, please let me know!

Demian

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 29w

Just to be sure. When you stop for the night do you stop in a place with electricity? Or must you start a camp fire or use a small stove?

If you can use instant coffee any container you can boil water in you will hill have coffee. When I can't get the 3 in one (cream, sugar and coffee) packets I make up a few of my own packets.

When I travel I always have a little electric coil stuffed in a small tumbler with coffee packets. With those instant coffee packets I can make coffee anywhere I have electricity. I have used these immersion coils stranded in airports and when staying in cheap hotels, etc.

(Looks like this.)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/21782197?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=83&adid=22222222227017275375&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=52571892551&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=84452563391&veh=sem

In another life, probably before you were born, Sterno Stoves were popular.

First drive from east coast US to west coast I had one of these along with a little cheap aluminum coffee pot. Slept on the side of the road. Instant coffee sucked back then, I used coffee grounds but took forever to boil. (Back in my young and broke days!)
http://www.armynavypx.com/Rothco-Single-Burner-Folding-Stove-p/RTC-365.htm

Bon app├ętit.