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Old 26-05-2015, 10:48   #16
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Re: Great coffee on the boat

As I posted earlier, I use my aero press often. It makes better coffee (IMHO) than my french press. I sent my grown kids one, and they are "coffee snobs" and raved about it, making disparaging comments about the French.
Easy to use, cheap filters, faster than a french press, less bitter, pretty cheap.
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Old 26-05-2015, 10:52   #17
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Wait!!!! Don't you have to macerate it first?
No but sometimes the dark brown cloud looks suspicious.
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Old 26-05-2015, 12:40   #18
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I hate to throw cold water on this very important topic, but I will.
After years of French pressing, percolating, dealing with the daily grind etc.
we went over to the dark side, and use Starbucks instant "tubes" of their coffee varietals. We cannot tell the difference, no clean up, and always fresh. Just keep hot water around. I add a little instant extra expreso to mine, because I like my coffee like like Davy Jone's locker lining. We drink a lot of coffee, and find the Starbuck's instant works best for us, especially for passage making...mnh
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Old 26-05-2015, 12:42   #19
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You might want to try this also....makes really good coffee....strong down to weak. Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate Recipe - Bon Appétit
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Old 26-05-2015, 16:55   #20
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We've used french presses and the netherlands version that we call a pull (because you pull the grounds up to the top rather than press to the bottom) and we've finally given that all up for a coffee sock. Makes great coffee every time, it's muslin and reusable. Even coffee snobs like it. Boil water, stick the sock in the top of a tall container (like a soup thermos) pour in the water, lift up the sock, stand around and tap your toe for a couple minutes while the last bit drips out into your container. And you can rinse the grounds down the drain (we have a macerator) or throw them overboard. Find Coffee socks in South American and Cuban grocer stores.
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Old 26-05-2015, 18:25   #21
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My wife & I bought a Bunn coffee maker that uses pods like a Keurig. Really, really cool. So many different types of coffee, no grinding, no pressing...... From start to finish less than 60 seconds to whatever your favorite brew is. When it's done, chuck it! My wife and I have EARNED the right to this kind of convenience because we live on a boat! It's really cool!
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Old 26-05-2015, 19:12   #22
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General tip: fill your press the night before with just enough water to soak the grounds.
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Old 26-05-2015, 20:25   #23
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Over the years I have purchased every type of coffee maker ever invented and I'm convinced that the Keurig machine is the best hands down. No grounds to clean up, no drinking old overheated coffee and only $.50 a cup for an almost unlimited variety of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.
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Old 26-05-2015, 20:41   #24
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The keurig style coffee tastes like plasticized roadkill. This thread is about good coffee only.
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Old 26-05-2015, 20:42   #25
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Another happy Aero user here. Makes a sediment-free cup fast, with fast cleanup. Perfect for the boat. I like it more than my French press.

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Old 27-05-2015, 03:20   #26
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Re: Great coffee on the boat

Keurig and other such users obviously live on a luxury yacht.

We use mains-type power once in a blue moon, not continuously. As it is, with our KISS currently needing parts, we have to recharge every couple of days using a damnable noisy generator, what with our awesomely hungry SeaFrost refrigeration (which replaced the amp-sipping Frigoboat keel-cooled unit, which died recently; logistics of insertion made direct replacement impractical, though it would have been ultimately very much cheaper and better to have done so /rant) sucking down a couple hundred amphours daily.

So, for all those making their superb coffee with something with an electrical cord hanging out of it, how do you support that (and the presumed other) power need(s)? The Keurigs I've seen require being plugged in for some time before the water's hot enough to dispense...
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Old 27-05-2015, 04:44   #27
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After years of experimenting and trying out practically all types of the coffee makers - from 12v camp drippers to aeropress (which IMO is vastly overrated and produces coffee no better than a regular french press) it's back to the basics - Turkish pot with super finely ground coffee (consistency of flour) or if there are more than 2 drinkers - a 32oz french press. And at the end it is not the coffee maker but the quality of the coffee itself and the water and proper amounts of both. In that order. Give me these 3 and I'll make excellent coffee in a frying pan. ))

BTW whoever said they they need 2 16oz mugs is probably making his/her cofee too weak as properly strong coffee should satisfy at 4-6oz, 8oz max. And if one does not like a strong coffee may be it's time to switch to tea? ))
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Old 27-05-2015, 05:07   #28
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I have used a Nissan insulated stainless French press for over 15 years now. It is absolutely bulletproof. I think I paid $35 -$40 for it. It has got a couple small dents in it, but I don't see why it won' last another 15 years. I believe they are still available online.
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Old 27-05-2015, 05:26   #29
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Fleur de Mer -

Amazon listing says 4 packages. How many filters do you actually get for 26 bucks? Maybe it's listed in the posting, but I missed it.

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Old 27-05-2015, 05:55   #30
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Hmmm! on the good ship 'Sundowner' we have a fully functioning espresso machine (as long as we turn the generator on!). Grounds either get tapped into the waste bin or washed down the sink with salt water.
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