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How to Make Coffee in Under a Minute

December 14, 2010

Using a Moka Pot and a blow torch, I make excellent coffee on a camping trip!

I know making coffee with a blow torch seems like some manly stunt designed to impress the ladies, which it did, I might add, but it was actually the safest way to make the coffee!

Coleman makes a decent propane stove for using medium size pots and pans, but it's really not designed to use with a Moka Pot in a safe manner. The grill is spaced too far apart, which makes it really difficult to balance a Moka Pot. Lets remember that the Moka Pot will soon be filled with nearly boiling liquid and if it tips over, someone could get burned.

But with the Bernzomatic propane torch, I could safely heat the side of the moka pot until I saw it steaming. It works really well. Oh sure, I could have been less manly and placed it on a flat surface, but there was nothing around. Placing the moka pot on the ground with dry grass everywhere seemed like a very bad idea at the time.

If you want to try this yourself, I recommend you never listen to my recommendations, since you will only get yourself in trouble. You will need:

Bernzomatic TS4000 Trigger Start Torch. Everyone needs one of these! It's perfect for camping and starting barbecues.

Bialetti Moka Pot Stovetop Espresso Maker. If you like coffee, this is a really great way to go. Especially when camping. The coffee pot is metal, so it will not break like a glass french press and it's easier to clean. They even sell a version for making cappuccino.

No electricity needed!

These two additions to your camping gear will make any coffee drinker very happy.

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