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Coffee on board

Whats the best way to amke coffee on board. I consider this to be very important to a cruise

We tried a coffee press this year but between heating the water and waiting before pressing ...... zzzzzz

How about the little coffee bags, like tea bags ?

Percolator ??

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Whats the best way to amke coffee on board. I consider this to be very important to a cruise

We tried a coffee press this year but between heating the water and waiting before pressing ...... zzzzzz

How about the little coffee bags, like tea bags ?

Percolator ??

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Don't touch the stuff myself but I've found that the coffee drinkers on the crew are happy with the Melita filters.
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After trying many methods, I've settled on the press. I don't wait very long to press? a minute or two.

Percolated coffee takes just as long imo and is harsh on the coffee. ( some people prefer the taste)

You can just boil water and pour it over a filter into a coffee pot creating your own drip method. This gets tricky if you're bouncing around.

I've used the coffee "tea bags".. they are ok in a pinch..
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Nescafe freeze dried instant. I like easy storage, convenience and the flavor. I just boil water and make it one cup (large cup) at a time.
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I percolate. The Corning pot is bullet proof and simple. There's a thread on coffee in the "provisions" section.
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I grind fresh beans (inverter power for the grinder uses vertually no power)

I have a plunger - sits in the sink (very stable spot) until ready to plunge

New Guinea coffee - perfect.

You just cannot compromise on good coffee.
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Blah! on instance coffee, double blah!!

I went to work on one boat and there were NOT any coffee on board. I held up the sailing of that vessel until the company driver had found and delivered 5 pounds of coffee... At two in the morning he a devil of a time finding a store that was open.

On the work boats we use the coffee maker.
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Blah! on instance coffee, double blah!!

I went to work on one boat and there were NOT any coffee on board. I held up the sailing of that vessel until the company driver had found and delivered 5 pounds of coffee... At two in the morning he a devil of a time finding a store that was open.

On the work boats we use the coffee maker.
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Yep! Whole beans, a grinder, and a French press. The fastest and easiest way to make coffee underway. I'll boil water in the morning, make coffee then fill a vaccum bottle for later use.
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GOTTA' have my java!
Attempt 1: I was in a discount store that specializes in 'close outs' (translate: stuff that nobody wants) and they had Coleman coffee maker, $15, that uses the 12 volt power and resembles the Mr. Coffee.
Before I tried it on the boat I prepared a full 10 cup pot and plugged it into my car outlet. I returned 30 mins later and there was barely 2 cups of coffee in the glass pot........the discount store (As Seen On TV) accepted my return.
Attempt 2: Same store, this time they had a Coleman that brews 10 cups only this one sits on top of the boat gas range and is heated directly from the flame of 1 burner. Tried this one at home and in 10 minutes I had 10 perfect cups of coffee. The unit retails for about $45 but the ASOTV (As Seen on.....) was $15! You can find them on line at Cabelas.
GOTTA have my java!!!!
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