Reading one of the Haikus got me thinking: where are we at with the backcountry coffee technology? I tried SB's Via, even though it is a total shakedown, and was disappointed: tasted like over-roasted fine ground Robusta mixed with instant.
I have tried nearly everything - coffee bags, aeropress, french press, mini-boiler espresso thing, press-bot, mugmate, drip, freeze dried instant, cowboy coffee etc - so I was wondering if anyone knew of something recent or unmentiioned.
The only thing I haven't tried, due to cost and some reviews mentioning leakage, is the GSI thing that strains the top of a Nalgene. But that would just taste like a large mugmate with a plastic finish, surely?
I am looking for lightweight and simplicity. I admit that the Via sachets are a bit better than instant but I would have to go back to shoplifting for more than a few day's supply.
PS: I even tried those instant cappuccino sachets, which tasted like dog shampoo.
PPS: I'm not a coffee snob, I just can't stand what the plebs drink.