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Old 21-06-2016, 07:48   #31
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Re: Yes! Less mess french press coffee!

I lived in Costa Rica for a long while and the coffee sock is the local way of making black gold + 1 for the sock.

On the boat I have a French press and a aero press. I love my aero press and though sometimes I have to make a cuppa twice, I swear by the thing.


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We've used a fairly large aluminum french press for years now. It makes three large cups of delicious coffee. We clean it by dipping it over the side, standing on the side deck at the shrouds. I tied a small diameter line to the handle cut just the right length to reach the water, complete with loop for my wrist. Line wraps around the pot handle when not needed. Simple, and yummy.

BTW, I like the aeropress version, but they're too small for my taste. I like a full cup of coffee. With the aeropress I have to do two runs to get one decent sized cup of coffee. That's four each morning. French press is a lot easier, and does just as good of job.
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Re: Yes! Less mess french press coffee!

We have:

Nespresso machine

Aeropress

Stainless French press

As to the coffee:

Bean coffee + hand grinder (Japanese ceramic burr one)

Store ground coffee

Nespress pods and imitations from Dallmyer

And even freeze-dried instant, for night watches and rough passages.


All have their pluses and minuses. But the really perfect cup of coffee continues to elude me. Hand grinding good freshly roasted beans probably tastes the best; Nespresso is the most consistent.

Nespresso of course incredibly convenient. Makes a passable espresso.

French press is the go-to method if multiple coffee drinkers are on board, or to drink several cups without stopping to futz with making more ( )

Aeropress is easier to clean up than French press, and probably tastes marginally better.

But French press is less futzing -- dump in the coffee, dump in the hot water, stir, cover, wait, press, and enjoy. Aeropress you have to fit together, make it stand up, etc. -- then pressing it is much fiddlier than the French press, and more risk of a hot coffee explosion. It's quite a lot of trouble for a single cup of coffee and unacceptable if you need to make several cups at once.

French press is not really all that bad to clean up -- I don't dip it in the ocean since my freeboard is too high to do it without a rope, but I pour water over the grounds, stir it up, and fling overboard (over the N.B. leeward rail ). Then wash it in the sink. I think I'm gravitating back to the French press as the primary method.


For the really flavorful coffee I crave, I'm starting to think I will have to start roasting my own. My brother does this and swears it's the only way.
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We've used a fairly large aluminum french press for years now. It makes three large cups of delicious coffee. We clean it by dipping it over the side, standing on the side deck at the shrouds. I tied a small diameter line to the handle cut just the right length to reach the water, complete with loop for my wrist. Line wraps around the pot handle when not needed. Simple, and yummy.

BTW, I like the aeropress version, but they're too small for my taste. I like a full cup of coffee. With the aeropress I have to do two runs to get one decent sized cup of coffee. That's four each morning. French press is a lot easier, and does just as good of job.
Yes! Exactly my point with th Aeropress. Those who say to add water to make an "Americano" clearly prefer a diffferent strength of coffee. Full strength for me!
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Re: Yes! Less mess french press coffee!

In case that 'French Press' means something like this:

- https://www.svb24.com/en/coffee-machine-sutherm.html

I can fully recommend it. Easy preparation/cleaning and the coffee tastes well.
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Re: Yes! Less mess french press coffee!

After reading this thread I thought this french press idea might be good on a boat, so I watched some videos about french press. Ill stick to my Yuban through my coffee maker or coffee pot or that fancy one cup gizmo I got awhile back. That french press just looks like nonsense to me.
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Re: Yes! Less mess french press coffee!

Thanks for that Weavis.
Looks much easier to clean up than the French Press I have been using .

For a bold French Roast taste, do I grind it Fine?
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Thanks for that Weavis.
Looks much easier to clean up than the French Press I have been using .

For a bold French Roast taste, do I grind it Fine?
I have 3 of these.
I grind to a gritty sand texture rather than a powder. Stir the coffee while steeping 3 times in the first 2 minutes then leave to settle for the final two for a stronger taste.

You will be blown away by the smoothness and the strength..
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