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Old 06-12-2014, 08:28   #1
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...Favorite coffee maker??? for me the most necessary appliance on navigation... I don't care if I loose the whole gps signal.. but please have the coffee maker up and running...
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:31   #2
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Re: Coffee maker...

In an attempt to maximize counter space and minimize "stuff" we moved to the old-fashioned percolator pot. However, at home on land, we use a Kuerig and a Bunn. The Kuerig is the starter cup while the other brews.

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Mr. Coffee drip unit.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:37   #4
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melitta cone drip after hand grinding good beans.
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Best way to make coffee:

Bring water to a boil in a pot add coarse ground coffee and as soon as it looks like it wants to boil again turn off the burner and let it steep for a couple of minutes. (the grounds sink and you can pour off the coffee).
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:51   #6
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Re: Coffee maker...

We use double walled SS French presses both ashore and on the boat, compact, durable, make great coffee, and keep it warm for a long time, no filters to deal with or find in remote ports.

I dropped a coffee pot overboard once...not good...coffee emergency. So now I have two SS french presses aboard for redundancy. Also handy when guests are aboard for making more volume.

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http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-34-Oun...ress+stainless
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Re: Coffee maker...

SS french press as well. Ours looks pretty similar to belizesailor's. Shudder at the thought losing it over the side. Maybe I should pick up a spare.
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Re: Coffee maker...

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We use double walled SS French presses both ashore and on the boat, compact, durable, make great coffee, and keep it warm for a long time, no filters to deal with or find in remote ports.

I dropped a coffee pot overboard once...not good...coffee emergency. So now I have two SS french presses aboard for redundancy. Also handy when guests are aboard for making more volume.

Great product:

http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-34-Oun...ress+stainless
same here,
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In an attempt to maximize counter space and minimize "stuff" we moved to the old-fashioned percolator pot.
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We also had a percolator but unfortunately dropped it and broke the little glass thing at the top. Got a french press and it is good to go. if we ever get off the boat we will probably use it on terra firma also.
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French press, coarse grind. Never let me down.

Went to Thanksgiving at one of my brothers who has a Keurig machine. I pointed out to my other brother that that were sort of evil because they trick you into paying more for less under the veil of convenience while at he same time creating a bunch of non-recyclable single use plastic.

The other brother quickly calculated he had paid forty dollars for a pound of coffee when he bought four boxes of (16) 0.42 oz packages.
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Cone drip makes great coffee, takes very little water to wash, no coffee residue in the sink.


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Re: Coffee maker...

I'm with Zee. Melita cone drip. Simple. Heat water on stove, pour through, throw away grounds and paper filter, done. Great coffee.


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Best thing about a french press is the longer you let the water sit in the press the stronger the coffee is. If you really want some liquid go go juice just let that puppy sit for a while before pouring. If you have some that like theres with less octane then pour right away.
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Re: Coffee maker...

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We use double walled SS French presses both ashore and on the boat, compact, durable, make great coffee, and keep it warm for a long time, no filters to deal with or find in remote ports.

I dropped a coffee pot overboard once...not good...coffee emergency. So now I have two SS french presses aboard for redundancy. Also handy when guests are aboard for making more volume.

Great product:

Amazon.com: Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press: French Presses: Kitchen & Dining

I think it's well established by now that French presses make much better coffee than percolators or drip.

I smashed a series of glass French presses in seaways before discovering the double-wall SS one like this. Unfortunately I paid several fold more for it in a shop in Dartmouth, when I was really in need

Neverthess, this is only my second favorite way of making coffee on board.

The best way is -- Nespresso.

The quality of the brew is just about the best I've ever had -- better than the expensive bean-to-cup machine I have at home; comparable to what you get in a good (not Starbucks) coffee shop.

The machine is inexpensive, compact, easy to store on board, very economical with electrical power.

The one-use pods seem expensive (about $0.50 a cup), but by God, they are worth it.
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Re: Coffee maker...

I love french presses, but hated cleaning up the grounds. Found the Aeropress and will never go back! Makes a great cup of coffee and the grounds pop out into the trash like a hockey puck.

Amazon.com: Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker: French Presses: Kitchen & Dining
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