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Offline csproul

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Coffee on the wall
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:14:52 pm »
I've seen small french presses and Hudon's dripper setup, but I thought this was a pretty good idea for coffee on the wall. These are small disposable drippers that clip onto a coffee cup:

https://www.sweetmarias.com/store/kalita-kantan-one-cup-drippers-pack-of-30.html

I got some in and am going to give them a try. Got to have quality coffee while climbing!

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 10:09:15 am »
It seems like a good setup. You would have to arrange the string on you cup so that the thing fit. I like the no clean up part of it. Also that you don't have to have a filter cone (although small and light, it DOES take up space and weigh something).

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 11:15:46 am »


Tried these out on LT this last two days. I hate to report that I didn't really like these disposable filters. They were just too small for my liking. I'd estimate that they only held about 20g of coffee grounds, packed full and little room for water, so you have to drip very slowly. My normal cup is more like 45g. If you are ok with a very small cup of coffee, these might work out ok for you.

I have done the Starbucks Via thing and I think it is a pretty good trade off. not so great coffee but really convenient/packable/no mess. But one of the reasons I've gotten into wall climbing is I really like the ledge time and having a nice Whisky at night and coffee in the morning, so I think I'll keep trying to bring good coffee. Maybe I'll stick to a plastic dripper or try bringing an Aeropress.
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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 12:42:34 pm »
Trip Report forthcoming?

Thx for the heads up on those coffee units.

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 03:36:40 pm »
I use Starbucks Via Packs. Not the best coffee, but not horrible either. Easy, light weight and little waste.

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 12:35:49 am »
I have quit caffeine before the walls.  Makes getting up easier. But when I couldn't kick the habit I always bring Trader Joes chocolate covered espresso beans.  No weight, no prepping, no crap taste.

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 01:27:05 pm »
I'll second the VIA packs because of their convenience and weight.
They can also be prepared with cold water, which is super nice.

Though I recently quit drinking coffee, one of the main reasons being wake-up dependence.

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 03:56:45 pm »
Wait, is coffee code for bourbon? That's the only way I could understand how important it is to wall climbers.
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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 04:09:31 pm »
Well...I must admit I'd hard pressed to go up a wall without coffee AND some scotch. I guess if I had to give up one, it'd be the coffee, but only so I could drop the weight of the stove.

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Re: Coffee on the wall
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2015, 10:12:19 pm »
jetboil weighs nothing... but having both the press pot and the pot to boil in is a lot of bulk. Better to go via next time, me thinks.

Just remember to transfer the Johnny Walker into a plastic bottle and save bringing up the glass/weight.

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