Posted April 11th, 2004, 03:12 PM
I love freshly-brewed coffee. Although my tummy won't let me drink it the way I like (strong enough to march down your throat), I found a way to enjoy freshly-brewed coffee in a pinch. And you don't need a pot if you have access to boiling water:
Bag up the amount of ground coffee you will need for your cruise and toss in a coffee scoop. Buy one of those Melitta cones that fits over a mug- and don't forget the filters! I think the size 2 filters fit it.
When you're ready for coffee, all you need are a mug and some boiling water. Fit the filter into the cone and measure in one cup or mug worth of coffee grounds. Pour the boiling water slowly over the grounds until you've poured 1 cup's worth. Let the filter sit on top of the mug until all the coffee has dripped into the mug. Enjoy! True you can do only one at a time, but the cone and filters are less bulky than bringing a pot.