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What do you use for a coffee pot?

Upgrading my coffee pot? I have a stainless steel coffee press that holds about 32 fl oz. It works ok but today I was heating up some water for some coffee when I heard a little popping noise. I looked at the bottom of the coffee pot and noticed that it sort of popped out. So now the pot will not sit straight up and down it sort of wobbles around on the popped out bottom like a wibble wobble. Any advice as to a new coffee pot? I enjoy the press type I can use it to heat water etc.. Dan
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We use beans and a Zasenhaus hand grinder to make grounds. (no power required) We use a french press to make the coffee. You can get an electric French press that heats its own water (also good for soup etc.) or you can get a simple one where you pour in the boiling water.
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I don't anchor in harbors that don't have a Starbucks near the dock
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Starbux is the evil empire of coffee. The Borg of the Bean.

Caribou Coffee is yummier, the staff is friendlier, faster, and cuter. BUT- if you're down in Annapolis, the Hard Bean Cafe or City Dock Coffee are the places to go. Especially Hard Bean, it's got an awesome bookstore, better than B & N or Borders. Full of sailing and local history books. Support the local economy!
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I have lots of unused any more coffee pots. Tried them all. French press will allow acid in the coffee that a paper filter will remove. I find the French press a pain to clean too. I use a Melita thermos (no longer available) with a large funnel filter. You can steal a cup while the funnel is still draining, when it's done you can put the cover on the thermos and have hot coffee for several hours. thermos has a large mouth that you can put your hand in to clean it. Dump out the filter with grounds in the garbage and rinse the funnel. So easy to use and makes great coffee. If something should happen to the pot I have I would use a small funnel filter to make single cups. A small stainless tea pot works great and you can stop it just before it starts to boil.


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Polycarbonate French Press and Trader Joes Kona Coffee beans. Hand grinder.

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Carribou- not bad but to much Chickory and Arrabacca Beans
Dunkin Doughnuts- Choice of Consumer Reports and most popular surveyed mass produced coffee

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We use a Melitta filter cone, the hard-to-find mid sized one, that happens to fit on our thermos... we make it directly into the thermos in a one-step process. Underway we use the gimballed stove as a "level" place to do it.
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Upgrading my coffee pot? I have a stainless steel coffee press that holds about 32 fl oz. It works ok but today I was heating up some water for some coffee when I heard a little popping noise. I looked at the bottom of the coffee pot and noticed that it sort of popped out. So now the pot will not sit straight up and down it sort of wobbles around on the popped out bottom like a wibble wobble. Any advice as to a new coffee pot? I enjoy the press type I can use it to heat water etc.. Dan
Simple fix..just give a good rap with a hammer dead center and it will concave a bit and your back on the level...do it to the wife's cook ware all the time.

We use a SS percolator bought from Cabelas on board then transfer to a thermos....but I'm a Decaf coffee drinker so what do I know..

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Press vs. drip is a matter of preference. I personally prefer drip using a manual pourover using a plastic filtercone and a paper filter. I think Filtropa filters are the best if you can find them. Sweet Marias in Oakland, CA is a great source of brewing equipment and supplies.

Keys to superb coffee:

- Use the freshest beans you can get. A good local roaster or a speciality mail-order roaster can supply beans roasted days ago. The best aromas and flavors are largely gone in months-old coffee.

- Grind fresh right before brewing. I second the recommendation to use a Zassenhaus hand grinder. (One of my favorite morning rituals is grinding coffee while sitting on the bow watching the sun come up.)

- Heat the water to 200 degrees F. (Few auto drip brewers do this.) Coffee brewed at lower temps will be under-developed. Coffee brewed at higher temps will be bitter. A milk frothing thermometer is good for measuring temps in a kettle.

- Brew for the optimal lenght of time -- which depends on the grind and the brewing method, usually up to four minutes for drip or press. Finer grinds brew faster. Stirring a little helps extract flavor.
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