Espresso on a Boat

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Like espresso? Want it on the boat? There are several units that can work — see which ones readers have recommended.

Keurig Mini Plus and Desk Pro

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

I know several boats using a small Keurig coffee maker and liking it. Like all coffee systems, they have their good and bad points . . .

What You Need to Know About Airpots

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Airpots are incredibly convenient when underway — whether you’re making your way up the ICW or crossing an ocean. Tips on what to consider, why your choices matter and which ones I like.

More Manual Coffee Grinders

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Want fresh-ground coffee but don’t want to use any electrical power? How about muscle power? The good and the bad of manual grinders.

Aeropress Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

No electricity needed, no glass and great coffee — what could be better for mornings on the boat?

Permanent Coffee Filters?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Are permanent coffee filters better than paper ones for use on a boat? What are the pros and cons?

Electric Drip Coffeemaker with Stainless Carafe

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you like to “start it and forget about it” and your main concern is not having a glass pot on the boat, an electric drip coffeemaker with a thermal carafe may be the answer you’re looking for!

Electric Drip Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Everybody is familiar with the “Mr. Coffee” style coffee maker. And if you’ve got enough power and are willing to have a glass pot on board, it works well!

Electric Percolator

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you’re willing to use electricity, an electric percolator is a great option — start it and forget it, smaller than other options, and no glass pot!

Stovetop Percolator

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

A stovetop percolator can work well on a boat IF you remember to turn the fire down just as it begins perking so that the grounds don’t end up in the coffee.

French Press Coffee Maker

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Thinking about getting a French press for your galley? Here are the pros and cons and a few models that are less likely to break, along with a few safety tips.

Manual Drip Cone Coffee

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

While a manual drip cone takes more attention than an automatic one (such as a Mr. Coffee), it doesn’t require electricity or a glass pot. And the coffee is great!

Manual Coffee Grinder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Want a great cup of coffee, but don’t have the power for an electric coffee grinder? This manual coffee grinder works well and won’t wear you out!

Coffee Grinder

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Okay, I’ve always heard that a great cup of coffee begins with grinding your own beans. I finally believe it . . . and love this grinder!

Boat Coffee Systems

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Making great boat coffee – 9 things to consider and 8 possible systems for use on your boat.