Welcome to our new Aboard series! Over the next few months we'll be adding posts to this portion of our site, describing how we do things aboard S/V Kingsley, our sailboat-home here in the Pacific Northwest. We're excited to share some ideas and ways of doing things with our readers and hopefully receive a good deal of feedback and ideas in our comment sections on each post (because we're kinda new at this and you people are smart!).
We start today with something we couldn't leave behind when we sold [almost] everything and moved aboard our 32 ft boat - coffee. We are in Seattle after all!
Be sure to check back in on our Aboard series as we'll share posts on lots of aboard topics including: cooking, cleaning, entertainment, heating, cats, kayaks, marriage:), the head, storage, books, music, apps, candles, and more! ~Paul, Amber, & Kali
We like to think we have mastered the art of a good cup of Joe on land or sea. On Kingsley, we often use the ol' stand-by - not a plastic, old, plug-in coffee pot mind you (this is Seattle don't forget!) - the french press. We heat up just enough water in the teapot on our Force 10 propane stove, add some ground coffee beans to the press (ground at the store or by our hand-powered grinder), add the water when it is warm enough, wait 3 1/2 to 4 minutes (using a timer), then press...pow!
2/15/2012 02:12:10 am
I also switched from a French press (which broke while putting it back in its frame after cleaning) to an Aeropress. Melita works fine too, but I find Aeropress faster and tastier.
2/13/2012 11:34:28 pm
Good ideas about your coffee "fix". On "Vita e' Bella" we have found that the French Press is kind of a mess to clean up. The problem with a set top espresso maker is the grinding of the beans. The grind must be just right. We have started using the Melita "pour over" through a paper filter. The coffee is good and clean up is a snap.
French press makes great coffee. I didn't realize just how good it was until my Mr. Coffee Junior died and left me for the great beyond, then I was forced to used my French press. There's a huge difference in the roundness of the coffee. It's much smoother than drip, and I don't like coffee from machines anymore. I don't like the glass canister for my press (I'm on press #2), but I try to be careful while cleaning to prevent the shattering loss.
9/27/2015 09:58:12 am
Keurig makes a reusable cup. Looks like a tiny K cup but is made of mesh. Put in your own grinds and proceed as usual. Love the blog! The wife and I are in the process of selling our stuff to move onto a sailboat. This site is great inspiration...keep up the good work!
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