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I enjoy a good cup of coffee and am looking for a filter substitute for the small cafetiere I use in the van. Nothing can beat my Gaggia expresso machine at home, a cafetiere is fine when away, but disposing of the sludge can be a pain.

I recall someone on the old site - maybe a mod - has a small filter arrangement, and wondered what other people use. I don't want to be limited to a brand name or the expense and bulk of individual cups/ measures.

It has to be compact, though, otherwise I'll carry on with the cafetiere and sludge.

Grateful for any ideas.

Dave
 

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Hi Dave

It could have been me, I remember posting something about coffee as I like a good cup of coffee too.

We have a simple filter that just sits on top of a jug. I takes the filter papers that are sold in Tesco etc. they cost about a penny each. After making the coffee the filter paper plus the grounds get thrown into the bin ...no mess.
We use one of those big insulated mugs instead of a jug to filter into, it keeps the coffee warm ready for breakfast and holds two normal mug fulls.

The filters were very popular in the past but are difficult to find now. we bought ours at a place called "The Kitchener" in Cheltenham, it is the best kitchen equipment shop for miles. It is made of plastic but looks exactly the same as the one in the photo below ( which it seems is ceramic)


This picture above comes from this site:

http://www.manufactum.co.uk

search on filter to find the product.

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Hi Dave,

You said you don't want brands,but Rombouts do packets of indiviual filter coffee's you just put one on your cup and fill with water,wait to filter and throw away,coffee grounds are sealed in,no mess.
 

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Hi again
found the exact one now



available at

http://www.anothercoffee.co.uk/products/item110101.aspx

£3.95

This is called a 4 cup size but is ideal for 2 mugs full and the filter papers are avaiable at Tescos etc. so no problem finding a supply. the supermarkets do not stock the 2 cup size filter papers......that should save you some research time :wink: :wink:

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Hymmi,

Yes, I've used the Rombouts individual filter/pots in the past when I had an office with limited facilities. They are very convenient and tasty, but a bit bulky, expensive and constraining when in the van. I want to be able to grind my favourite beans at home and take a supply with me.

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DABurleigh said:
I want to be able to grind my favourite beans at home and take a supply with me.
I'm glad to have found that I am not the only "coffee nut" out there. Sometimes I really do need my cup of espresso in the van too so not only do I have the filter as described above but also have a tiny, on stove espresso maker.....



This is a bit mucky to clean out after use but if a dire need for a fix comes over me, out comes the espresso jug :lol: :lol:

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I've used coffee bags.
Like teabags but with ground coffee inside.
All the major producers do them Douwe Egberts,Kenco,Lyons, Rombouts etc.
A good emergency is Cadre Noir instant and ground.
My favourite coffee variety is Mysore Indian blend, available from a number of specialist outlets such as Whittards. The best is the variety grown in the Nilgiri Hills, as good if not better than Jamacian Blue mountain.
The ultimate is Civet. It is extracted from the faeces of the Civet cat which eats the coffee cherrys and the stone which contains the bean is passed through the system. This is then gathered and processed in the usual manner. It is believed that the digestive process adds something to the beans taste.
At around £20 a quarter, it's a bit like Morris dancing-only try it once.
Why is it that expensive gourmet food always tastes b***dy awful and costs a small fortune?
 

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Further to my earlier posting, here is the definitive answer.
The Truth:
Kopi Luwak is a rare and gourmet coffee from Indonesia that is made from beans passed through the digestive system of monkeys and is very expensive, and is made from coffee beans passed through the digestive system of an Indonesian animal, but it's more like a cat than a monkey. According to a feature article by the Manila Coffee House, which sells the stuff, the people who harvest the digested beans don't really have to pick through cat litter to get it. The animal processes the beans and excretes them whole, unscratched, and without dung.

The animal is a palm civet, a dark brown tree-dwelling cat-like creature found throughout Southeast Asia. The scientific name is paradoxurus hermaphroditus.

According to the Manila Coffee House, the palm civet just happens to like to ingest the ripest and reddest coffee beans, which also happen to be the ones best for brewing. The cat eats the outer covering of the beans in the same way that is accomplished by de-pulping machines. Something happens to the beans in the journey through the cat's intestines that gives it a flavor that is celebrated by coffee drinkers.

Crappuchino anyone?
 

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bigfoot,

I wouldn't go that far but this is the coffee I've favoured for a couple of months now (you can see why it has an "earthy" taste!),
http://www.redmonkeycoffee.co.uk/ca...redmonkeycoffee.co.uk/cart/indianmonsoon.html
though it is time to move on so I've just received a sample pack from redmonkey coffee.

Mike, I used for the first time recently on holiday (provided in the apartment) a Bialetti Moka pot as you also keep in the van. Though it is still messier than the filter paper, it is streets ahead of a cafetiere, as a shake of the small metal filter into the rubbish bin and a wipe with a piece of kitchen roll does it if I want to avoid coffee grounds in the sink. Despite having a Gaggia bean-to-cup machine in my study at home, which which I am delighted, I was favourably impressed with the Moka, so have followed your lead and added a 4-cup Bialetti Brikka to the van:
http://www.redmonkeycoffee.co.uk/ca...fee.co.uk/cart/Bialetti_Brikka_Coffee_UK.html
Again, very pleased. The valve is no more than a weight preventing the coffee coming through until at the correct pressure to produce crema.

Dave
 

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Thanks for the info. I was given a Brikka type coffee maker many years ago by an italian neighbour, for a 21st present. At the time I was tent camping, it went everywhere with me, you can now buy a backpackers version which feeds straight into the cup,similar to some on the website.
My neighbour used to roast her own beans-what a smell.
In Liverpool we had a tea and coffee importers who roasted there own, you could alway tell the Kardomah smell!!!
BTW if you are close to Salisbury there is trader at the market who just sells coffee beans or ground to order. I think he may do other markets in the area.
 

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Crappaccino! Thanks for that, bigfoot!

My question though, is "Who was the first person to try this?"

Probably the same person who first ate a snail, 'brains', sheep's eyes, and all the other 'dubious' articles that some people pop into their gobs!!!

Unfortunately, coffee is now a no-no for me, but I love the smell, particularly in the morning. So park up next to me and get the coffee on!
 

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Simple 4x filter holder and paper filter using almost 98% of the time ground
French coffee occasional Italian. Made straight into a 4 mug thermos type flask.

Ground (moulou) coffee has been a good buy (ie cheaper) than UK for many years and we bring home enough kilos to last several months (ie 'till next trip) keep an eye on "best before date.m Also French filter papers are generally cheaper . Instant coffee is often slightly cheaper in UK.

Ken..................with Wanderwagon3
 
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