Let’s take a moment to discuss a most important topic – coffee…
I’ve been looking over our arsenal of products we use to make the “perfect” cup of coffee. It’s no trivial event here on the Seneker ponderosa. We switched over to the Keurig system years ago and figured out a way to make my own single serve cups. Not just because of the price of the coffee pods, but to allow use of our own selection of coffee.
Look at our bottom freezer drawer, full of different coffee brands if you think I’m not serious about the topic.
I believe I’ve found the perfect method to make my own K Cups. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, here is a look at the experiments that lead to my current method.
Started out purchasing boxes of full K Cups and recycling them. Dumping out the old coffee grounds and washing out the cup and filter. Then using foil discs that are ironed onto the old plastic cups once filled with whatever coffee brand we were drinking at the time. If I had a stack of recycled cups I could iron on 30 lids in five minutes. And not even ruin Karen’s clothing iron doing it!
Then decided to skip the iron trick and just buy thin plastic lids that snap on recycled cups. I get about three reuses of each lid. But added another step which was washing the lids along with a second recycling of used cups. Spraying water all over the area around the sink.
And finally, drifting to my current system for making our own K Cups. I purchased these reusable plastic mesh cups. And small filters to go along with them. You can place coffee directly in the cups without filters. However using the filters makes cleanup as easy as pulling the used filter/coffee and replacing it.
Now for the next decision. Knowing space is limited in our future RV home, what do we keep making coffee with?
Figure we will keep the Keurig and maybe add something to use over an outside burner when we don’t have electrical service. I assume if you have installed an inverter in your rig you can run a coffee maker off batteries when not on electrical hookup?
I’m trying not to purchase anything new and just go on the road with what we have. But I may just scrap it all and purchase an electric pot with a metal carafe that holds heat all day.
And maybe use our existing single burner gas stove and buy a stainless pot for outside usage.