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Old 29-05-2015, 08:57   #46
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We are always looking for a better cup of coffee and after trying several different methods we have settled on the French Press. As such, I thought I'd share that we came across some interesting coffee paper filters from Denmark that makes cleaning the Press super easy on the boat (something my better 1/2 has always complained about). The filters basically create a large 'tea' bag for grounds so cleaning is a snap...just put the grounds in...pour the hot H2O and fold the 4 flaps over...let steep and then press. No messy grounds in the sink to potentially clog the drain because they are contained in the bag. Thought other java lovers might appreciate.
Upon your advice, I ordered these filters from Amazon and used one this morning with excellent results; no messy clean up, no filter taste.

I stopped using the plastic beaker on the boat because the plunger allowed too many grounds; with these filters, I won't have to carry a glass beaker on board - a nice bonus.

(https://www.sweetmarias.com/store/br...nt-beaker.html)

As I wrote previously, nothing beats the Aeropress, but for more than two people, the 8-cup French Press rules.

As for coffee, I do my own roasting, usually Guatemalan from Sweet Maria's. Around holidays, Costco sells real Kona for around $20.00 a pound and it's a nice well-rounded cup, but I've found some commercial coffees that aren't half bad for much less money.

Thank you, Fluer de Mer; for sharing a great tip!

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Old 29-05-2015, 09:15   #47
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Nothing wrong with Kirkland's best whole bean French roast, I prefer Kaladdi Bros, French roast, but Kirkland's is a close second for a better price. I also like Seattle's Best very much.
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Old 29-05-2015, 10:23   #48
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First I must admit I'm a coffee misuser
I drink it percolated, french press, coffee pot (cowboy coffee), filter coffee, turkish coffee. Black or with milk even leche leche, cream or booze, with or without sugar either blended or with a bit of hard sugar in my mouth.. sweet
No instant or decofein feiks for me, they don't deserve the name..
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Old 29-05-2015, 12:04   #49
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Re: Great coffee on the boat

I agree, instant coffee is an insult to coffee.

When short of time, i pour hot water on powder in the mug, call it cowboy coffee? Turkish coffee? Ok. In southern italy, fishermen boil it all for few minutes, il Caffè dei Pescatori, or Dei Poveri :-). Sugar is needed .

Key is pressure and temp.

Only the Italian coffee bar machine works it out. I know there are few producers, prime brands for households, and also few for boat installation. They are worth considering... if you operate a MW you can use that as well (with encapsulated coffee, if desired....ohoh it costs 3X a quality brand!! )
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Cowboy coffee:
You take black coffee pot, put water 3/4 and boil it on top of a fire (thats why the pot is black) when it boils take it and pour coffee (grow grind as for the french press) in as much as it takes. Put the pot back on fire, stir a bit when it starts to boil again to get the top of coffee "wet". When it builds up "foam" up to the edge lift it aside and let rest few minutes. Knock with your knife sharply on the side of the pot so the rest of the coffee grind drops to the bottom. Pour first drops on the fire of the nozzle. Pour in a wooden jug. Drink with good company and story telling.

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You forgot the eggshells!
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You forgot the eggshells!
Oldtimers used also salt for the same purpose..
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Do you build the fire on aft deck to keep smoke out of cabin???
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Do you build the fire on aft deck to keep smoke out of cabin???
:-D Don't have a steel boat. Thou a Navigator stove would work too. Best on an inhabited beach, some drift wood and mamasita.
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Re: Great coffee on the boat

Zeehag is spot on.
It's all ' in the type and quality of the beans.
Buy the beans and grind them fresh,

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Re: Great coffee on the boat

Had some Kona coffee on the boat this morning. Went day sailing. Used my old metal camping percolator. Boy coffee just tasted better on the water. I can't wait till its every morning in the carribean :-)
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