Which cruise line has the best coffee? Are there any that serve Blue Mountain coffee if one of the ports is in Jamaica? Or perhaps Kona coffee is it's a Hawaiian cruise?
I'm sorry to burst your dreams but the major cruise lines purchase everything, in bulk, from contracted vendors. They will not pick up special coffees in different ports. The smaller, luxury, cruise lines like Seabourn or Silversea may do this but you won't see this happening on Carnival, RCL or NCL.
I personally go for the specialty coffees on most cruises. I really dislike Royal Caribbean's regular coffee but the stuff from the "coffee shop" is OK. Carnival's coffee is drinkable but their coffee shops are quite good.
On NCL they use Folgers, or they did two years ago. At least it was ground coffee and not a syrup.
Yes: I'm Mike and I'm a coffee snob. And yes: I usually pay extra for my coffee.
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Almost everything about cruising is awesome. The food is generally very good, even at the feed trough or buffet or whatever you want to call it.
But the coffee is somewhere between wretched and nearly acceptable.
This seems to be true on both NCL and Carnival.
The weird thing is that occasionally, I will get a good cup of coffee and then I wonder how it is so different. And when I say good, I mean mediocre OK coffee. Is the coffee in the dining rooms different than in the buffet areas?
I WANT GOOD COFFEE. DARN IT.
HAL Zaandam- Mex Riviera 04/2013
NCL Jewel- Panama 05/2012
Carnival Splendor 10/2011
NCL Spirit 03/2011
Carnival Freedom 11/2010