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Old 03-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Onboard coffee

My wife and I are new to cruising but not new to drinking good coffee. In fact we may be addicts. At home we use an automatic machine that grinds the beans, tamps, then brews wonderful espresso. It has a milk frother for cappucino. http://schaerer.ca/ambiente_junior.htm.

Has anyone come up with a good way to produce the same onboard?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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I guess it depends how much you like coffee- you could get another one for the boat.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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RE: Onboard coffee

We've used a small 4 cup percolator for the last several years because it's fast, hot and takes up almost no space. Now we're using a two cup espresso machine at home and might use that now that we have a bigger boat 48 vs 36.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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RE: Onboard coffee

I use on of the smaller Keuirg single cup brewers. FIll it with a water bottle, pop in a pre packeged cup, any one of about a milion flavors, and coffee in 30 seconds. Only problem is for a coffee addict like me those little packages get expensive...
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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RE: Onboard coffee

How about one of those stove top Bialetti espresso makers?
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:30 PM   #6
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RE: Onboard coffee

As I have stated in a previous thread on coffee machines i can't go past a Nespresso machine.
OK you are attached to nestle for ones coffee supply but the coffee maker is compact, fast and good.Gives you a big choice of coffee and comes with
a milk heater/creamer.

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #7
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Gee I never made it to Guru but I am what I am.

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #8
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RE: Onboard coffee

You can use the same equipment on the boat as at home, assuming you have an inverter for*underway *times
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:01 AM   #9
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RE: Onboard coffee

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I use on of the smaller Keurig single cup brewers. FIll it with a water bottle, pop in a pre packeged cup, any one of about a milion flavors, and coffee in 30 seconds. Only problem is for a coffee addict like me those little packages get expensive...
This is what we use at home now - once I landed on a flavour I liked, I wouldn't trade it for ANY other coffee. And although the per serving cost may seem high, You always brew exactly the amount you want, no wastage. Don't know how well they provide espresso type coffees though.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:41 AM   #10
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I'll only drink coffee when someone else makes it and pays for it.* Sorry, no cofee served here.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:24 AM   #11
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RE: Onboard coffee

WE use an expresso pot on the stove.

Its rapid and when the steam comes after the coffee is made , it can be heard , letting you know the brew is ready.

Started with this 30 years ago , with kerosene Primus, 10,000BTU is too much heat for any system but this one.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:31 AM   #12
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We have a french coffee press we use at times on the boat. Best tasting coffee I've had.
Most times though we use a Mr Coffee style machine.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:15 AM   #13
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RE: Onboard coffee

Drinking and driving the boat with a cup of good joe, that's my cup of espresso!
We heat water and cook with propane and have the ability to fire up the generator for AC. The best coffee that we find is brewed in a French Press using freshly hand ground beans, we also make a mean espresso using a 4 shot espresso steamer that we purchased at REI. This little espresso maker makes a suprisingly good shot of espresso. The French Press,*4 Shot Espresso Maker, and a hand coffee grinder are all available at www.REI.com , they are all rugged and well made cooking gear.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:18 AM   #14
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RE: Onboard coffee

My favorite cup of coffee of the day has got to be early in the morning when I'm taking the dog to the beach to take care of business.
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JMYSS wrote:I use one of the smaller Keuirg single cup brewers. FIll it with a water bottle, pop in a pre packeged cup, any one of about a milion flavors, and coffee in 30 seconds. Only problem is for a coffee addict like me those little packages get expensive...
You don't have to use K-cups...You can use ANY ground coffee in the Keurig by swapping out the K-cup holder with the filter basket kit http://www.keurig.com/accessories/my-k-cup. Walmart has it for $14.xx.* And you can buy a pair of extra filter baskets for it http://www.keurig.com/accessories/re...-for-my-k-cup* I haven't found those any place except direct from Keurig though.*

These let me use up a whole bunch of pods for my 1-up Melita that finally bit the dust. And I keep on using 'em 'cuz* most of the decaf coffees I like aren't available in K-cups.* While spending another $25 for the kit and extra baskets seems expensive, you save more than that with the first pound of ground coffee vs. that many K-cups.* And they're easy to use...I keep my coffee sealed in rubbermaid containers in the freezer. Just dip the basket into the ground coffee and stick it
into the holder.

Btw...why'd you go with the one that only holds a single cup of water? The lowest price model with the 48 oz reservoir is only about $10 more?



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You don't have to use K-cups...You can use ANY ground coffee in the Keurig by swapping out the K-cup holder with the filter basket kit http://www.keurig.com/accessories/my-k-cup. Walmart has it for $14.xx.* And you can buy a pair of extra filter baskets for it http://www.keurig.com/accessories/re...t-for-my-k-cup


Peggie-- Good info, I will have to look into this.

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #17
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RE: Onboard coffee

*Tatlayoko, For regular coffee we use a coffee press some call it a French Press or Bodum. For espresso we use a coffee espresso by Benjamin & Medwin. Both make a great cup on the propane stove. Safe and Happy Boating PJ.


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Old 03-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #18
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*Tatlayoko, For regular coffee we use a coffee press some call it a French Press or Bodum. For espresso we use a coffee espresso by Benjamin & Medwin. Both make a great cup on the propane stove. Safe and Happy Boating PJ.

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RE: Onboard coffee

I'm into simplicity and portability. The simple filter cone (melita style) works for me. Just add filter coffee and boiling water. Found a site that sells ceramic (don't like plastic ones) filter cones and filters in several different sizes. Sometimes simple is good.

Sweet Maria's Filters Cones

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Ted,* That setup is perfect for our little galley!

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