All the water we drink on board goes through a Brita filter before consumption, including (especially) with tea. We're not coffee people. Makes a huge difference to the taste.Gotta have good water. I don't drink coffee anymore due to heart issues, but used to make it with distilled water. Makes a difference, at least that was my preference.
Pushing it through the filter VS letting it drip through will give you a heart attack?
Very fond of the Mocha pot for some 50+ years, since early university days. The sound, the steam, it's an event. The aluminum ones can melt if you forget them on the burner, though. Yours looks ideal.Last season at 6:08 am, I re-learned something.
With the water boiling, I opened the coffee and it's aroma filled the cabin. That's what's often missing in my coffee, freshness not only of the ground bean but of the roast itself.
This bean, while it was ground the afternoon before at my house, was a superb - fresh -roast,;dark and hearty (my preference - bold taste). It had a powerful aroma which is important.
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So forget the means, I think it's all about the beans. Those that grind their own on the boat can be closer to the good cup, but it's still about the roasted beans, first.
I keep a one cup drip cone filter onboard. It's simple and fast and works (I have to put a tooth pick in the hole to regulate the brew rate).
Having said that, my favorite way to brew is a Mocha pot. The Bialetti is perfect on a boat; low center of gravity, easy clean, no extra parts and all SS.
I like strong coffee and this method gives you more of that(2-3 times strong than drip - it's no an espresso maker).
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Tom is a very good photographer. I enjoy his work.Very fond of the Mocha pot for some 50+ years, since early university days. The sound, the steam, it's an event. The aluminum ones can melt if you forget them on the burner, though. Yours looks ideal.
You manage to make photos of the most mundane things into works of art- I see those pictures and think- "that's where I want to be right now..."
You don't mind the oily taste?Tired of cleaning the French press. Grabbed an oil funnel and put a coffee filter in it with some grounds. Warm up the water in a tea kettle. Direct drip into the Yeti. Fast & easy coffee while ripping under spinnaker or at the dock. Nothing to spill or break. Easy clean up.
Supposedly this is the right way. Never tried it.I grew up (as much as I was going to) with campfire coffee. A handful of coffee grounds dropped into a pot of boiling water, then left until it was cool enough to drink. It was awful.