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Old 04-07-2015, 06:31   #211
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Re: Coffee maker... FRENCH PRESS RECOMMENDATION

French Press: Ikea sells several all metal French Presses. Eliminate the Glass. You can find other retailers on Amazon & E-Bay.

But do not heat water in the French Press. Use a tea kettle.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:07   #212
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Re: Coffee maker...

We just bought a Coleman propane 10 cup coffeemaker. We like it and get 10 pots out of a small bottle of propane.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:29   #213
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Re: Coffee maker...

I'm starting to love my AeroPress more and more! Although I've been using it for a few months I've only just started experimenting with the variables and all is favourable so far!
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:56   #214
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Re: Coffee maker...

The best thing is how easy it is to clean. Its the most inexpensive item I've gotten for my boat that actually works.

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Old 09-07-2015, 07:19   #215
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Re: Coffee maker...

For me, the only negative on the Aeropress is the amount of coffee required for the strength I like. But all the other benefits outweigh that.
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Re: Coffee maker...

Aeropress!



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Old 10-07-2015, 17:21   #217
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Aeropress!
Yep, Aeropress is much better than a French press.

Also important is a good burr grinder to freshly grind your beans daily.

Tip: the Aeropress plunger seal will last longer if you occasionally wipe the edge with food-grade silicone lube.

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Old 28-07-2015, 12:36   #218
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Re: Coffee maker...

I was so glad to find this thread.

Coffee is sacred to us so having multiple and failsafe systems is key.

A manual grinder is a high priority item.
Roasting beans is not so bad, perhaps roast over the Magma grill?

The ease of heating water for coffee on a longer crossing would be the tougher part. Perhaps run the generator in the morning to brew and charge the battery banks.

We pretty much decided french press on the boat.

At the house I have an old diner Bunn O Matic automatic with two warmers on top. The unit is late 70's and still serviceable, parts used in new units today. 12 cups in under 3 minutes.
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Old 28-07-2015, 13:38   #219
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Re: Coffee maker...

I too enjoy "Ranch Coffee" throw the grounds in the pot of water, heat, steep, check for color, and the extra grounds floating around is like chocolate coffee beans you buy at Starbucks!
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I too enjoy "Ranch Coffee" throw the grounds in the pot of water, heat, steep, check for color, and the extra grounds floating around is like chocolate coffee beans you buy at Starbucks!
When I lived in Puerto Rico 40 years ago the "jibaritos" - hillbillys - boiled their coffee the same way. But then they would pour it through a cloth and into the cup to filter out the grinds.

Not sure if they ever washed that cloth.....
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Re: Coffee maker...

Thanks so much for sharing. My parents used the Melita system many years back and I would have guessed that you all had Keurigs by now (except for how much sailors hate trash). I recall starting the alcohol stove as being something that was difficult or dangerous (mom didn't like to do it). The Aeropress looks like the way to go though, and am I correct in assuming it's not glass?
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Thanks so much for sharing. My parents used the Melita system many years back and I would have guessed that you all had Keurigs by now (except for how much sailors hate trash). I recall starting the alcohol stove as being something that was difficult or dangerous (mom didn't like to do it). The Aeropress looks like the way to go though, and am I correct in assuming it's not glass?
Its not glass, its tough plastic. I have dropped it on my tile floor at home a bunch of times without issues.
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Re: Coffee maker...

Another voice chiming in for the Aeropress.

Most people advocating other solutions (french press, standard coffee maker, grind your coffee and gargle it with hot water) haven't actually used the Aeropress.

Get a digital probe thermometer and an Aeropress. Easiest, lightest, cheapest best way to get great coffee.
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