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Old 01-06-2014, 06:37   #61
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Nothin' tastes better than pressed coffee so I'll replace my press.
Eh?
I just showed you something that tastes better than a coffee press.
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A friend of mine dropped off a Chinese water boiler at our house the other day. This infernal device makes gallons of tea. Utterly vile stuff. I thought he was my friend..... Why would he do this?
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A friend of mine dropped off a Chinese water boiler at our house the other day. This infernal device makes gallons of tea. Utterly vile stuff. I thought he was my friend..... Why would he do this?
Was his name Mort?

as in Mort eeh from Shanghai?
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IMO in the morning life is too short to wait for brewed coffee. So I switched to (GASP) instant. But, not just any instant:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: DOING THE JAVA JIVE ON BOARD BIANKA
Medelliga D'oro instant espresso. Boil water and a tablespoon of Medelliga D'oro and I'm on deck watching the sunrise mug in hand before others have wet their grounds. No filters or coffee grounds to deal with afterward too. I buy them by the case of 12. As an added treat I can enjoy an iced coffee in the afternoon by substituting cold milk for the hot water in a tall glass.
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IMO in the morning life is too short to wait for brewed coffee. So I switched to (GASP) instant. But, not just any instant:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: DOING THE JAVA JIVE ON BOARD BIANKA
Medelliga D'oro instant espresso. Boil water and a tablespoon of Medelliga D'oro and I'm on deck watching the sunrise mug in hand before others have wet their grounds. No filters or coffee grounds to deal with afterward too. I buy them by the case of 12. As an added treat I can enjoy an iced coffee in the afternoon by substituting cold milk for the hot water in a tall glass.
We are talking 3-4 minutes for the clever coffee dripper to make two coffees.

We are talking arabica pure coffee as opposed to robusta coffee filler.

As long as you like I guess that is all that matters....
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We are talking 3-4 minutes for the clever coffee dripper to make two coffees.

We are talking arabica pure coffee as opposed to robusta coffee filler.

As long as you like I guess that is all that matters....
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Eh?
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Thanks for nuttin', Weav. I wouldn't/couldn't go thru all that rigamarole for genuine nymph nectar.

I get that on your 'coming cat the galley will be exactly like shoreside facilities or a Navy carrier but out in the deep blue sea, or even here in the green water of my slip, sucking elec from that yellow power cord like a leach on the backside of Charlie Allnut, there is constant, often significant movement as I am not in a marina, per se, but open to the passing unwashed.

No Mate, gimme the simple life. I want one super-sized cuppa java, and I want it NOW and not too fricken hot. Lately I've taken to guesstimating the length o time to heat the water to avoid having to wait til it cools.

I'm a common man with a common plan, Sir; my dog ain't got no pedigree.

Forget "The Captain's Log!" I am switching to the THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: DOING THE JAVA JIVE ON BOARD BIANKA.
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Thanks for nuttin', Weav. I wouldn't/couldn't go thru all that rigamarole for genuine nymph nectar.

I get that on your 'coming cat the galley will be exactly like shoreside facilities or a Navy carrier but out in the deep blue sea, or even here in the green water of my slip, sucking elec from that yellow power cord like a leach on the backside of Charlie Allnut, there is constant, often significant movement as I am not in a marina, per se, but open to the passing unwashed.

No Mate, gimme the simple life. I want one super-sized cuppa java, and I want it NOW and not too fricken hot. Lately I've taken to guesstimating the length o time to heat the water to avoid having to wait til it cools.

I'm a common man with a common plan, Sir; my dog ain't got no pedigree.

Forget "The Captain's Log!" I am switching to the THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: DOING THE JAVA JIVE ON BOARD BIANKA.
What the Frap..?

There aint no power involved in this... Just boiled water and a pour over......

Its what I use onboard. Gas ~ water ~ pourover.....

Bad day at the mast face? Need to invite the lady over to your boat and get on your shakin?

Mojo left?

Watch the bloody video............ put coffee in jug..pour on water.. hold over cup 4 minutes later........COFFEE... Just like a press but easier.

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the cat made me laugh.......
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the cat made me laugh.......
Did ya spill yer coffee?

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What the Frap..?

There aint no power involved in this... Just boiled water and a pour over......

Its what I use onboard. Gas ~ water ~ pourover.....

Bad day at the mast face? Need to invite the lady over to your boat and get on your shakin?

Mojo left?

Watch the bloody video............ put coffee in jug..pour on water.. hold over cup 4 minutes later........COFFEE... Just like a press but easier.
I watched, I got it. It's a reasonable way.

The elec reference was for comic effect but missed the mark, I guess.

One of the big cat guys called me a comedian but I think he meant it sarcastically.

How 'bout them Manchester lads?
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The elec reference was for comic effect
Comic effect? OY!

Dont give up your day job..............

Seriously..... when I left England in 1990, I probably only had 4 cups of hot tea until 2013. I did get used to and like Iced sweet raspberry but in the main got into coffee in a huge way.

Please take the time to get a clever coffee dripper. $19-$25 bucks in the States....... if you are broke Ill send you the money. (OK.. said for comic effect.)

You know you want to...........
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How 'bout them Manchester lads?
Tossers the lot of them...........

(I say it quietly coz bro inlaw and family are all Man United fans...........)
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Re: Tea Time

Well being a southern girl, I always had Ice tea growing up and still prefer it though without ice on da boat. I was in my 20's before I found out that Ice tea could be made unsweetened. Back in the day, going to a restaurant or diner in the south, ice tea always came sweetened. I was totally shocked that Ice tea came unsweetened outside the south. Who knew....

Anyway, I being the cheap er that is frugal sailor, buy only the best generic black tea at 200 bags for $2.00. I brew 4 bags at a time in my 2 quart pot of the stove and make 2 liters of tea which lasts me 2 days or so. I use to use a 1/2 gallon plastic mike jug for ice tea storage, but now have upgraded to clear plastic 2 liter soad bottles for tea storage. nowadays I use artificial sweetener as my body does not tolerate sugar so much anymore.

At $500 a month thouse fancy teas at $4-$5 per 20 bad box just does not do it.

BTW I have never had a cup of coffee in my life. Still a coffee virgin. Weird girl. I know. But think all the money I've not given starbucks :-)
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I use a little SS basket with supporting handles and brew most tea for 2:30 minutes. A timer is really useful if you are anything like me and get distracted and forget all about the time .

It is so simple to use - when done I just pop the strainer in the sink to drain and then later throw the leaves in the rubbish or overboard. If you are lazy or conserving water, the strainer doesn't even need to be rinsed. A light tap before the next use easily gets rid of any loose leaves once they are bone dry. It is not much harder than reaching for a tea bag and the quality of the tea is dramatically better, even when using the same brand for each .

This is almost exactly what I have been using to make a cup of coffee for the past 10 years while out cruising. Easy to use, tap the holder over the trash and the grounds drop out, then a quick rinse Volia.....Makes a great cup of coffee. I tried using a French press but it required to much water to clean.

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Back when I was much younger, living in my one room cabin, I used to get a loose black tea from the health food store and it had lots of caffeine and a mild sweet almost cinnamon flavor, I forget the name. Damn that short term memory loss! Anyway I went back to french roast using a small melita on my coffee cup. I keep a teapot on the diesel stove all the time so I don't have to wait to make my coffee.
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