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Another Coffee Option 07 Jul 2013 19:52 #1

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I have been growing tired of the old percolator coffee pot and thought I would try another option.Not having a.c. power, I went with a propane drip unit.Gotta say, works real good although it is a little on the large size.

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Another Coffee Option 07 Jul 2013 20:46 #2

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Nice unit... We've been using a french press lately and the hot tap water... It gets the job done and then we can microwave it after it cools to much... I do like that unit however...

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Another Coffee Option 07 Jul 2013 21:19 #3

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I once considered getting one...but it is waaaaay too big! Coleman once made a stove top unit, which was no bigger than a 10-12 cup coffee maker. It was very slow and inefficient. I'm glad they scrapped it.

I've been using a french press as well. No microwaved coffee for me, though. I'm a coffee snob by profession (working in the specialty coffee industry for the past nine years) and microwaving coffee is almost as much of a sin in my world as running an EU2000 in the bilge! :)

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Another Coffee Option 07 Jul 2013 23:00 #4

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French press here too. The Alcohol stove gets water up to 185-190 F pretty quickly, especially if I only do 12-16 oz at a time.

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+1 on the press, it's my favorite. I keep one on the boat and have one at home.

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We use a Melitta coffee system Just boil water and pour it through the filter
Pros over a french press
No grounds in your coffee
Cons
You have to buy filters

Both make great coffee

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Nicest part of the french press is the ability to use the scolding hot tap water until the Admiral wakes up. Then we can boil for hotter water...

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Another Coffee Option 09 Jul 2013 00:35 #8

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Starbucks Via.....got tired of running the generator just to make coffee. Although I might investigate a press.

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+1 on the french press, may be a bit messy but when made right its the best cup of jo, Bring the water to a rumble not boil add to press wait 4 minutes , press and pour, Yummy

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iceclimber;793711 wrote: Starbucks Via.....got tired of running the generator just to make coffee. Although I might investigate a press.


I tried Via and it still tastes like instant to me. Just a very fine powdered coffee... I suppose it would be good in a pinch but not at twice the price for K cups good...

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Another Coffee Option 10 Jul 2013 19:04 #11

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Go Aweigh2452;793773 wrote: I tried Via and it still tastes like instant to me. Just a very fine powdered coffee... I suppose it would be good in a pinch but not at twice the price for K cups good...


Oh, I don't mind it. Comes in handy and all you need is hot water. Reminds me of my military days, "Beverage, Hot, Powdered, Stimulant". Could also be used as camo. Man, that stuff was awful.

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Another Coffee Option 13 Sep 2013 16:21 #12

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Hey Dean,

The coleman unit is a great unit. It's a bit slow and chugs pretty hard on cold, windy days but eventually gets the job done. We've used it during winter scuba outings to make hot water for noodle soup between dives.

My wife got one for "free" through a work reward program. I say "free" because on the first trip I bounce-checked the glass carafe, which failed. We now have the SS one, love the self-portrait in yours though.

There's a carry bag available that makes it easier to haul around and you can throw it into a cubby somewhere until needed.

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I think the French press makes the best cupa' java... however... we've opted for the Tassimo (on the boat) cuz' the wife smashes french presses like the poor unsuspecting dishes at a Greek wedding.

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Another Coffee Option 27 Sep 2013 15:03 #14

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magster65;810868 wrote: I think the French press makes the best cupa' java... however... we've opted for the Tassimo (on the boat) cuz' the wife smashes french presses like the poor unsuspecting dishes at a Greek wedding.


If you like French press coffee but can't have the glass, try this: http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Insulated-Plastic-0-45-Liter-15-Ounce/dp/B008LWVI6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1380294095&sr=1-1

I use this at work since I am the only one drinking coffee in the afternoon. It's a single cup per press and the grounds and some of the liquid get trapped below the press so you don't get the very bitter stuff at the end after it's soaked for a while. If you take cream and/or sugar in your coffee, add it with the grounds, add boiling water, stir, top with press/lid in the up position and let steep. Press when the color is right and drink right from the press/cup. Only one thing to wash.

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Another Coffee Option 27 Sep 2013 18:01 #15

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SurfaceIntvl;811903 wrote: If you like French press coffee but can't have the glass, try this: http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Insulated-Plastic-0-45-Liter-15-Ounce/dp/B008LWVI6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1380294095&sr=1-1

I use this at work since I am the only one drinking coffee in the afternoon. It's a single cup per press and the grounds and some of the liquid get trapped below the press so you don't get the very bitter stuff at the end after it's soaked for a while. If you take cream and/or sugar in your coffee, add it with the grounds, add boiling water, stir, top with press/lid in the up position and let steep. Press when the color is right and drink right from the press/cup. Only one thing to wash.


That's the one I use... It's fantastic.. I just add the hot water and go.. no need to make coffee, then pour coffee, and leaving out the extra step keeps the temperature up.

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Another Coffee Option 09 Dec 2013 06:54 #16

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www.aeropress.com

Fabulous coffee, widely available online, small, inexpensive, fast and almost no cleanup.

Once I started using an aeropress, I sold my espresso machine and have 3 aeropresses: One for home, one at work and one for the boat/off season travel.

I spoiled a co-workers family after he tried it. They no long use their very expensive expresso machine or pod machine.....

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Another Coffee Option 20 Mar 2014 04:31 #17

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We have one of the propane Coleman's. It works great. But a bit big for most boats.
My wife uses it for the local farmers market to make 100 percent Kona coffee. She sells our apple bananas, papayas, and other stuff we grow.
They still make the stove top drip unit but it's about the same size.

She uses the french press on the boat, I drink green tea.

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Another Coffee Option 10 Apr 2014 12:51 #18

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I use the travel mug French press combination as well. It is quick and easy. However for better tasting coffee, I use a stovetop espresso maker. They are a neat old design from Italy. The coffee is truly wonderful and you use any stovetop method.


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+1 on the Aeropress!

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