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Old 17-12-2019, 17:01   #1
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Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

There is already a great thread started by Dockhead on how to Make coffee on board, with lots of personal choices on the brewer type.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=179185


How to Make Perfect Coffee?

This new thread is about teaching us what coffee to buy if using a Clever Dripper that was recommended by our coffee guru Weavis.

This is what I've read so far as a primer to your advice.

Since I'm cruising In SE Asia, brands from that region are of specific interest to me

https://www.javapresse.com/blogs/buy...roasted-coffee
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Re: Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

A big part of cruising for me is discovering local coffees.
BUT...
I do try to stay with medium roast, my personal taste.
So far just the east coast, but can't wait for the carribean islands.
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Very good coffee in Mexico. Ditto on the medium roast
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Saturday mornings Iíll indulge in a full bodied dark with cream and sugar or Irish cream. All other times it a black medium roast. Iím in the trying new roasts camp as well. Had some beauty local roast in the Chiapas highlands, roasted with local wood from the north.
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Very good coffee in Mexico. Ditto on the medium roast
When you find it. 99% of the time you get instant folders lol.
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Re: Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

My regular brew is the green label. In fact I've just finished one
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Old 18-12-2019, 09:25   #7
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Re: Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

In the Eastern Caribbean, I have found that many local brands are very good. However, while I prefer using a coffee press, the grind of the local brands is too fine for most of the presses I have tried. This is especially true of the majority of Puerto Rican coffees. This requires excessive force on the press to operate. The resultant "sludge" frequently needs to be filtered, which takes away a lot of the warmth. I ended up buying whole roasted beans and using a coffee grinder, with satisfactory results.
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Re: Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

Here's an idea;
At home I roast my own green beans so is always the freshest.
On the boat, I wanted to not be dependent on electricity or coffee grounds that have been stored for more than a few days.
What I started doing was storing K-cup pods. For a cup I cut the lid off and dump the grounds to drip it with a Melita style paper filter the old fashion way just using boiled water off my stove: when I've been on board for several weeks is about as fresh as I will get coffee grounds. Got rid of my electricity dependent coffee machines and bags of stored grounds that go stale.
Very happy with this arrangement so I got rid of my electricity dependent coffee machines.
In a really bad pinch you can even make a filter using paper towel or just boil the grounds Turkish style.
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My personal favorite is Bud LIght.
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We used to have a french press onboard but found the Aero Press is faster, easier to clean, less water to clean and produces a great cup of coffee just shy of a perfect shot of espresso. Works so well for us that we bought another one for the camper van and one for home. Now my espresso machine is gathering dust. Anyone want to buy a nice La Pavoni?
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Oh you gourmets...ever tried to clean up wet coffee grounds when someone spills the French press? I only allow instant when at sea. I can hear the howls now...
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When you find it. 99% of the time you get instant folders lol.
Donít know where you travel, but even the street side breakfast stands have good coffee in La Paz. Decaf is another story - not usually available fresh brewed, so you are brought instant
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Decaf?

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Re: Clever Dripper and choosing boat coffee

I so tired of the whole process (I'm old) and washing utensils. Now I just put my favorite coffee in an empty k cup, put it in my big cup pour boiling water over it, let sit. Just like tea! Then I only have to bang it against the trash bag to get the grinds out and rinse. Takes up such a tiny space!
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Decaf? Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.
Caffeine is a marvelous drug. It also raises blood pressure and can induce heart issues.
While working I needed caffeine in large quantities. Now that I am retired, adequate sleep is a far better health option.
I love the taste of coffee. I just don’t need anywhere the same amount of caffeine stimulation my career required.
Decaf whole bean coffee has worked very well in balancing health versus occasional needs for increased productivity like long passages.
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