Owner Review - T-MOS ONE CUP COFFEE CADDY
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T-MOS ONE CUP COFFEE CADDY
BY WALTER LEICHER
December 09, 2009
NAME: Walter Leicher
LOCATION: Alpharetta, Georgia United States
HEIGHT: 6' 1" (1.90 m)
WEIGHT: 185 lb (83.90 kg)
TORSO 34 In - 84 CM
I started backpacking about twenty years ago. This interest has intensified
once my sons became old enough to hike with me. I love the outdoors and
besides hiking, I enjoy outdoor adventure sports like adventure racing,
caving, rock climbing and canoeing as well. Since becoming involved in Boy
Scouts, I hike much more frequently. Most trips with Boy Scouts are
weekenders but I have done several longer hikes in Africa. I am frugal and
I am always seeking the point where the cost of shaving an extra ounce
exceeds the benefit. Currently most of my hiking is done in the south east
of the United States.
Manufacturer: T-Mos Inc.
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Manufacturer's Website: None
MSRP: US$ 4:50
Listed Weight: 1.75 ounces (50 g)
Actual Weight: 1.756 ounces (50 g)
Listed Dimensions 4.5 x 4 inches (11.43 cm)
Actual Dimensions 4.5 x 4 inches (11.43 cm)
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This one-cup coffee maker is a cone shaped coffee maker which fits on top of
a coffee cup and is designed to make one medium size cup of coffee. It has
a wide rim at the bottom which rests on the brim of the cup. There is a
removable fine mesh filter which catches the ground coffee. The product is
brown in color and is made entirely out of plastic. The product is light
and looks very robust.
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I have used the one-put coffee maker on several hikes and camp trips. My
first trip using this little gem was on the Blood Mountain section of the
Appalachian Trail and the tallest mountain on the Georgia section of the
Appalachian Trail, with an elevation of 4,458 feet (1,359 m). It was late
fall and the wind was howling. The coffee was great, the conversation was
stimulating, the skies were blue and life was good for me.
I subsequently used the one cup coffee maker on many occasions in North
Georgia on the Conasauga River Trail at 3,800 ft (1,158 m) in spring,
Pinhoti Trial at elevation 2,342 ft (714 m) in late summer and on the
Withlacoochee canoe trip in Northern Florida at elevation 86 feet (26.21 m)
in late summer.
I cannot recall which came first, my love for coffee when hiking or my
search for a way to make this Black Liquid That Giveth Morning Life in a
way. I have searched the four corners of this earth and tried anything from
instant coffee, French presses, liquid sachets, coffee bags, silk stockings
and many more innovative ideas to match my desire for a good cup of coffee.
The attempts were always too heavy, too bulky or the coffee was simply
Then I stumbled on the one cup coffee maker. I did a lot of research before
I purchased the coffee maker and found a community deeply divided. Those
who loved the coffee maker truly loved it and those who did not like truly
hated it with the main complaints being that it is bulky and that it clogs
When I took the coffee maker for the first time, I made sure that I ground
the beans coarsely to prevent the filter from clogging up. On a typical
morning when I embark on my quest to produce a cup of the Nectar of the
Gods, I typically boil a cup of water, scoop slightly more than a heaped
table spoon of coffee into the coffee maker and poor the boiling water into
the coffee maker.
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I tap the coffee maker on the brim of the cup to ensure that the coffee
flows through the filter and voila! I have a steaming hot, aromatic cup of
The filter disassembles easily to enable you to remove the used coffee
grinds by tapping the filter against a tree and rinsing it.
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I can understand that people might find the coffee maker slightly bulky but
I used an old nalgene bottle to serve as protection, holder for my coffee
and the coffee maker.
This solution truly works well for me.
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THINGS I LIKE
It is light
Easy to clean
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
I love using this product and recommend this product for other coffee
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- Hi Walter,
I have already added your review to the edit queue but will you please revise your OR with a more clear estimate of the number of days and/or nights you have used this product. Several is not specific enough for us.
I appreciate it.
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***TORSO 34 In 84 CM
EDIT: the abbreviations should be as so: 34 in / 84 cm (no caps) and use either a comma, a /, or () for the metric as a hyphen means "between" when placed between two numbers
***I started backpacking about twenty years ago.
EDIT: we have a 100 word limit on the bios. Can you please trim yours down a bit?
***MSRP: US$ 4:50
EDIT: if the MSRP is not on the manufacturer's website we just mark this as N/A
***Listed Weight: 1.75 ounces (50 g)
Actual Weight: 1.756 ounces (50 g)
Listed Dimensions 4.5 x 4 inches (11.43 cm)
Comment: where are you getting the listed info from? Also please round the numbers off to the first decimal point.
*** It was late fall and the wind was howling. The coffee was great, the conversation was stimulating, the skies were blue and life was good
Comment: I like your hiking attitude Walter.
***The filter disassembles easily to enable you to remove the used coffee grinds by tapping the filter against a tree and rinsing it.
EDIT: We keep everything in the first person, no "you"s, just "me" and "I". Here is my canned explanation.
"When you tighten the laces on the boots, you pull the shoestrings in an out and upward motion. Then you tie it with a double knot and you are ready to go down the trail."
This is a very common way to write, but in doing so we just said what "other people" would do, not our self. This is projecting our thoughts onto the reader. We do not know how other people tie their shoes. We keep away from "you" and "your" in our writing.
We are writing a review of "our" gear based on "our" experiences. So we need to keep it in the first person. Here is how it should look;
"When I tighten the laces on the boots, I pull the shoestrings in an out and upward motion. Then I tie it with a double knot and I'm ready to go down the trail."
***I can understand that people might find the coffee maker slightly bulky but I used an old nalgene bottle to serve as protection, holder for my coffee and the coffee maker.
The Coffee Caddy inside a nalgene container
EDIT: Nalgene (proper noun)