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Old 09-02-2009, 19:12   #31
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One note - put the coffee in before you pour the water in the French Press.
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Old 09-02-2009, 19:26   #32
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With the French press you vary the amount of coffee to control the strength. You can't make it REALLY strong as with an Italian-style stove-top espresso maker, but you can make it "pretty" strong. Certainly stronger than the dishwater you get with a regular coffee maker or percolator.
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My Mr. Coffee drip coffee maker that I use every day at home draws 900 watts. It will brew eight cups in under ten minutes. If you only leave the pot on for ten minute it will cost you under 15 amp hours from a 12 volt system. Unless you are extremely tight on power this is well worth the small power drain.
You might consider some type of timer to prevent leaving the pot on for several hours by mistake. This is where you might run into problems.
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Correction on percolated coffee

We just got back from a fantastic week in the BVIs where our catamaran came equpped with a perc. coffeemaker. We reduced the coffee grind sediments by putting a paper towel into the coffee basket then adding the coffee. Made cleanup a snap. I have to admit that it was quite ok.
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We have been using the French Press we obtained at Starbucks. It seems to work really well if we go slow.
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I enjoy the bitter taste you get from the french press maker
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Old 21-05-2010, 08:47   #37
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If you don't want the bitter taste...

If you don't want the bitter taste of a french press you can add a little salt to the coffee.

Also, the longer the coffee sits in the grounds the more caffeine it will absorbs - for all of you fellow caffeine addicts.
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Just heard that the GE 12 cup automatic has been linked with several fires. It is overheating and shorting out causing the fires.

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I am gathering that the French Press is the best. My question is about the rum. How much is enough? Should it go in first or last? Should I just drink the rum and forget the coffee?
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Moka Express

Another good option for those who prefer an espresso-style coffee from a stove-top coffee-maker is a Moka Express

Bialetti Moka Express
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French press recommendation, strength is dependent on the amount of grounds added before the hot water (not boiling, 185 deg is just right).

Then add a little... ok maybe a lot... of Irish creme. (Carrolines is my fave)
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I feel it necessary to reveal that you all are brewing coffee incorrectly. Please see the link below for the finest and most versatile device for the techi-sailor who has a coffee obsession (and not the one in Woods Hole!)

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Anyone try one of these for brewing on board?
Are you happy with it?

Also, without getting too technical with the numbers, is an a electric drip maker really going to use that much power, if it's turned off right after brewing?
I have not tried the Coleman coffee maker. It looks like it fits on a stove and would be quite bulky.

An electric drip coffee maker will use the amount of power stated on the label for the length of time it takes to brew the coffee, then possibly fifty watts or so to keep the coffee warm until you turn it off.

My choice is a single cup coffee maker that my wife bought me as a gift. It brews just fine, has a premanent filter, and takes up very little space. It works for me because she does not drink coffee.



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Scratch that from the list. After waiting that long with no caffeine in the morning, I'd just wind up back in bed. I'd guess even just 2-4 cups would take 20 minutes or so.

I know this is an old thread. Just wanted to inject some real world experience. Been using this coleman for 6+ years. On our Alcohol stove, and most recently on our propane stove. Best machine I have used on the boat. IT IS slow - 20 minutes for a full 10 cup pot (not 40+ minutes) on either the alcohol or propane stove. Still slow, but it is big and has a glass carafe. But the coffee IS outstanding and hot.

If you have the space and patience, its a great value (was $20 at the coleman store when we got it)
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