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Old August 11th, 2002, 07:13 AM
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Default Silly Survey: Is "cruise" coffee really that bad?

While I was in the chatroom yesterday, the subject of coffee came up. One person wanted to know how bad the coffee was on one particular ship. Well, anyone who entered the chatroom after that got asked by moi, the coffee junkie.

I am spoiled. Dh brings me a cup of coffee to bed every single morning. I take a few sips, get braincells #1 and #2 jump started and then have to get a blast of fresh air to jump start my remaining three. The dazed glazed over look suddenly disappears and I am ready to start the day! Nothing like a cup of good strong German coffee to get me moving!

So, fellow coffee drinkers, what´s your opinion? Will I survive or have to spend the whole cruise walking around with toothpicks propping my eyes open?

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Old August 11th, 2002, 07:43 AM
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Being german myself and drinking german coffee every morning here in the USA I must say the coffee on the ships is lousy.Whenever we travel we bring our own coffee and make it at the hotel. Can't do that on the ship. But I take bad coffee for a cruise anytime!

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The coffee we had on RCI Voyager of the Seas and Carnival Pride was good in the dining rooms and practically undrinkable in the lido deck buffet restaurants. On Celebrity Summit all the coffee we had was very good. Even my VERY discerning Costa Rican husband couldn't complain about Celebrity's coffee. We buy all our coffee from Costa Rica, so this is a very serious issue with him!
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Old August 11th, 2002, 09:21 AM
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Hey, Sue ...

Sure you can make your own coffee on a ship !!! Pack a mini-Krups !!!

Or take coffee bags (like tea bags).

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Each and ever cup of coffee is enhanced by one (1) drop of TABASCO. If it is bad, stale or what ever you can improve the taste with that one (1) drop. If it is really bad use two (2) drops. but normally one (1) will do the trip. Just ask Pamda.

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TABASCO?????

*falls out of her chair and faints.*

That is a new one to me! I hope to hear more about this.......

Suzanne, who drinks her coffee black and really only likes coffee - not lattes, moccachinos, cappachinos, espresso; nor does she likes shots of whatever. Straight black grow hair on your chest coffee. <g>
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Old August 11th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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Ray speaks the truth. You heard it here first.
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Old August 11th, 2002, 12:53 PM
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I'm not a coffee snob, although I am a food snob. The cappucino machines on H.A.L. do an amazing job, are free, and are fun to watch doing their jirations.
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Good thing to know, Chuck! Will have to check them out next year!

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Old August 11th, 2002, 01:14 PM
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What I really like on HAL are the orange juice machines !!!

Given the HUGE coffee urns that are used on cruise ships, when you get down to the bottom of the barrel, so to speak, the coffee DOES get nasty.

RCI had a horrible rep for bad coffee for a long time. Turned out that there was something like a "fusible link" that was burning the stuff as it brewed. It was corrected.

(I got that info from a VP at RCI)

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Old August 11th, 2002, 02:53 PM
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Sorry, but most "mass marketed" coffee tastes gross to me. You could gag a maggot with some of them. McDonald's for instance could peal paint off your car with that coffee, cruiseships are no different.... so................YES, cruise coffee is that bad. There isn't enough sugar or creamer in the world to make it taste "normal".

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Pampda,
The thought of coffee filter bags makes me want to "gag"
I do not drink milk so I always have my coffee black. But the mini
Krups is an idea. I am just wondering if this is allowed?
Also can't stand any flavored coffees. I mean why do they have to ruin good coffee/
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Old August 11th, 2002, 05:52 PM
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Coffee, on a cruise ship, taken outside as you watch the world sail by, is always preferable to coffee at home before going to work....it's all a matter of perspective.
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Since we drink mainly Starbucks here on the left coast, I would have to say that the coffee served on the Sea Princess (Horizon Court, Riviera Grill) rated somewhere down around gas station coffee. I did not try the regular coffee in the Patisserie (Latte was good) and the dining room was ok.

I wish they would stike up an agreement with either Seattle's Best or Starbucks but it probably wouldn't be included in the cruise price.
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Sue ...

No problem taking your own coffee maker, your own hair dryer, or anything else.

Except an iron. Don't do that.

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I guess I am glad that I don't drink coffee - but I love the smell of it in the morning! <vbg>

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Pamda, Now I am thinking to buy a small one.....Thanks for the tip!
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On our recent Alaska cruise on the Radiance of the Seas, we were served Seattle's Best Coffee and it tasted fine to me. I also happen to be a left-coast coffee snob. Also coffee shop with SBC lattes was a nice touch. Ship latte prices were less than Starbucks.

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Old August 12th, 2002, 10:50 AM
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Isn't Seattle's Best served at Cinnabon's?
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Old August 13th, 2002, 09:41 AM
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Haven't any of you observed where the officers go to get their morning cup? Thats the thing I do the first morning of every cruise. On Dawn princess it was a lower deck lounge. On Zenith it was a 20 cup pot hidden in an almost out of site deck location. If you're a coffee hound, check out where the folks who live and work there go.
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Personally, I think it is a crime against nature to have to get DRESSED for that first cup of coffee.
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