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Old 21-04-2009, 18:46   #31
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Bouncing about on a calm sea ...

Stove top expressos produce great coffee without filters, etc ...
Unbreakable, no filters, produce great coffee ...
These work for me ...

But what do folk find easiest to use at sea?
Most makers I have used are either fragile, unstable, etc.
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Old 21-04-2009, 19:22   #32
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The Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain are quite good but very expensive. One excellent coffee for a reasonable price is the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo. JMHO.

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Old 21-04-2009, 21:24   #33
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Another vote for the Jamaican Blue Mountain. You all know those crazy Jamaicans and their acronyms, they call it Jablum.....mon. You can't make it bitter. That auction site has five pounds of beans for around $50.00. Make sure you don't try the Blue mountain blend.
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Old 21-04-2009, 21:34   #34
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Any fresh whole bean ground with a hand grinder and French pressed!
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Gevalia French roast and a Melita style drip insulated pot.
Just boil water (bottled) and pour.
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Old 15-05-2009, 17:42   #36
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Kona peaberry dark roast in a french press
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Old 15-05-2009, 19:17   #37
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I guess I am uncultured, I like the Maxwellhouse coffee packaged like a tea bag. Drop it in a cup and pour in boiling water.
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AeroPress (One source: Aeropress Coffee Maker - lots of others out there) is wonderful.

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Don't forget Kopi Luwak - the most expensive coffee in the world. It sells for $100 - $600 per pound.

From Wikipedia:

Kopi Luwak (pronounced [ˈkopi ˈluwak]) or Civet coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). The civets eat the berries, but the beans inside pass through their system undigested. This process takes place on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago.

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The French Poodle Press

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OK, guys, I admit I am a real wuss, I use a Cuisinart grind and brew. The last thing b4 'hittin 'da sack I put beans in the hopper, water in the tank and filter it up, the timer is preset for 0600 and usually I hear it grind the beans and shortly the smell wafes through the house. I have a fresh brew waiting to fill my GIANT glass mug.

As for my coffee I have found that Cosco has wonderful coffee cheap. The House Blend (Kirkland, roasted and packaged by Starbucks) is excellent, $9 for 2 pounds. They were out recently so I bought the (Kirkland) Rwandan French Roast, 3lb for $8, it is good too, though oily and the beans shine.

I go to a high end grocery store here in Fort Worth, Central Market, (they raised the bar for Whole Foods) and buy $9 a # flavored coffee and do a 2/3 cheap , 1/3 expensive flavored mix. I like chocolate almond, cream burlee and ameratto. To be drank strong and black.

Should I be lucky enough to move aboard, my trusty Cuisinart will go with me and I will do what is necessary to use it. She is 5+ years old or so and never failed, makes 12 cups or less, great product, and it always works, unlike me.
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Old 16-05-2009, 09:38   #42
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I roast green coffee & usually make espresso. The flavor & aroma of freshly roasted coffee is incredible. Any roasted coffee beans start to oxidize & go stale within a week. I buy online from a place that offers about 75 varieties from around the world & the cost is usually around $4/lb.
On the boat I think I'd have to do without unless I had enough electricity to do the roasting, I don't know addictions are tough!
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I also use the Melita drip funnel. The coffee is usually Maxwell with a mix of ground beans from the grocery. The fresh ground are flavored from Pumpkin to Chocolate. I do like it a wee bit strong with a 1/2 a stick of cinnamon broken up into the coffee before the hot water is added. Every couple of days I change the mix, so I get some variety. Let's not forget the creamer. I use a flavored COFFE MATE creamer that has no sugar. Once again I keep several different flavors of creamer to add variety.....i2f
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I take a coffee filters that I get at dollar tree 100 for a buck and put in three heaping tablespoons coffee,fold then staple like a tea bag. I make a bunch at once and put in watertight storage bin. In the morning I boil a pot of water then pour it in vacuum carafe like you see in restaurants, with one of the bags. It stays hot all morning and there's no grounds mess to deal with. Much cheaper than store bought coffee bags.

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