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    Quote Originally Posted by nsherry61 View Post
    Come on guys. I drink crazy strong coffee and that GSI filter cone totally rocks WITHOUT PAPER.
    1) Paper filters add paper flavor to the coffee. Yuck. When I use paper filters (quite often at home) I always pre-rinse them with hot water so they don't add paper flavor to my coffee.
    2) Paper is only necessary to extend the brewing time in the GSI filter if you pour water over the GSI filter the same way you do into a paper filter . . . too fast. The GSI filter makes truly awesome coffee as long as the grind is fine enough (a typically cone filter grind) and you dribble a bit of water into the filter to get the grounds wet. Then you pour a little more water over the grounds until they are just floating, let it extract a bit, then pour enough to get the grounds floating again. If you pour the water over the grounds fast enough to make a whole cup in less than three or four pours, you're going way to fast!
    I will try it again with a finer grind since you endorse it so heartily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    You should adjust the grind size to drip coffee to flow at right rate.
    Smaller will slow it down and extract more making it stronger
    Most larger grocery stores have grinder and sell some type whole beans if std drip grind doesnt work. Or filters....did u use a melitta type filter? Or normal ultra thin .
    I used a generic, natural brown filter, size 4.

    I think it's sinking in about the grind. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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    I have bought last fall Planetary Design Table Top French Press and it does a good job of filtering out grinds than other models I had before. Itís insulated and keeps coffee drinkably warm an hour longer than noninsulated models, and made of metal, so thereís no risk of broken glass in your backpack. You can choose the different size, the number of cups at a time depends on your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traffic Jam View Post
    I used a generic, natural brown filter, size 4.

    I think it's sinking in about the grind. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    Grind size is critical to outcome for each method of making coffee. As is water temperature.

    A pour-over type is the most sensitive to how its poured, etc but also offers the most control over outcome. A less sensitive method is immersion with coarser grind particles such as a French press, aeropress, or a clever dripper.

    If I was to actually want to make good coffee on the trail I probably bring a thermometer and a clever dripper. Prepackaged weighed fresh ground amounts of coffee and the clever dripper marked for the right volume of water.

    Actually scratch that, I'd probably bring a small Grinder like a Hario slim and whole beans.... That would make the biggest difference
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    I've taken a Hario mini mill with a press in the past. Made for a great cup of coffee in the morning, but the cleanup is just a mess. It's easy to dump the bulk of the grounds into a ziplock bag, but how do you handle getting the rest of them? At home I just rinse them into the drain, but that's not really appropriate on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
    I've taken a Hario mini mill with a press in the past. Made for a great cup of coffee in the morning, but the cleanup is just a mess. It's easy to dump the bulk of the grounds into a ziplock bag, but how do you handle getting the rest of them? At home I just rinse them into the drain, but that's not really appropriate on the trail.
    I wouldnt worry about scatterring a little brown plant fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    I wouldnt worry about scatterring a little brown plant fiber.

    Is that leave a no trace approved method? Or IRDGAF method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
    I've taken a Hario mini mill with a press in the past. Made for a great cup of coffee in the morning, but the cleanup is just a mess. It's easy to dump the bulk of the grounds into a ziplock bag, but how do you handle getting the rest of them? At home I just rinse them into the drain, but that's not really appropriate on the trail.
    Careful now, there was once a 4 page long argument on here about how to dispose of coffee grounds...

    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/sho...-OK-to-scatter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyou View Post
    Is that leave a no trace approved method? Or IRDGAF method.
    Lnt means...no one would ever know you were there


    Scattering 1/2 oz of dry brown, vegetable matter, off trail, over a wide area meets that criteria

    More than anything else you can do

    Putting in privy might be ok too. Coffee grounds are used for composting. I wouldnt expect trail assoc to ok it though
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