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post #1 of 14
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How many of you are like me and bring your very own coffee maker on vacations, especially ski vacations?

 

What coffee maker machine do you bring? 

 

If your like me my morning coffee is very important to me.  We all know how important first tracks are.  Speed out the door in the morning is important.   Wait you need just the right perfect cup of coffee in the morning.   Ever since the invention of the K-Cups coffee makers I have been bringing our own coffee maker on vacations.  We now have transitioned away from the K-Cups to this contraption called the Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker

 

post #2 of 14

I bring a bodum mini french press with me.(2 person)

Also, the milk frother  fits in ski boot well.

 

I bring my favorite grind.

 

Got tired of bad coffee on vacation.

 

Coffee is one of life's treats.

 

And a damn fine start to the day.

 

LCS

post #3 of 14

That's some coffee commitment. Never thought about bringing a coffeemaker on vacation.

 

The coffee at hotels is often crap, but can't you just buy a coffee at the resort? Most resorts I've been to have a good coffee shop or two around. Love drinking a cup of coffee on the lift, whether it's the first ride or an afternoon wakeup.

post #4 of 14

I love a french press but often can't get boiling water. Starbuck's 8-cup Barista Aroma is small(ish) and the vacuum pot keeps it hot (and fresh tasting) for a couple of hours without burning. Hate their drip coffee but their machines work well.

 

I take a cooler so I can bring my own cream - half and half just doesn't cut it after you've had the good stuff. Maybe I'm a coffee snob...

post #5 of 14

Bring small electric kettle.

Bring Bodum press

Bring coffee

Bring small cooler for 1/2 and 1/2

Bring big giant insulated cups.

 

Buy coffee on the mountain?

 

Uh, a large Green Mountain at the Bush is more than $3.

For less than $10 I can drink coffee all week.

 

Keurig is for babies.

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Bring small electric kettle.

Bring Bodum press

Bring coffee

Bring small cooler for 1/2 and 1/2

Bring big giant insulated cups.

 

Buy coffee on the mountain?

 

Uh, a large Green Mountain at the Bush is more than $3.

For less than $10 I can drink coffee all week.

 

Keurig is for babies.


$2 - 3 coffee is the least of my financial worries on a ski trip wink.gif. Sounds like a lot of extra effort for a couple bucks, but whatever works.

 

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$2 - 3 coffee is the least of my financial worries on a ski trip wink.gif.

 

Second.

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post #8 of 14

Eh... I have never fallen a sleep skiing before, before work on the other hand, its nice to have a good morning coffee.

post #9 of 14

 


 

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Keurig is for babies.



This part I agree with.

post #10 of 14
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$2 - 3 coffee is the least of my financial worries on a ski trip wink.gif

 



$2-3 brown water is not something I like on a  ski trip...and the overwhelming majority of the places that serve Green Mountain coffee fail the one basic test - I should /not/ be able to taste the water the coffee was brewed with.

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$2-3 brown water is not something I like on a  ski trip...and the overwhelming majority of the places that serve Green Mountain coffee fail the one basic test - I should /not/ be able to taste the water the coffee was brewed with.



So you don't drink coffee? Right on.

 

Personally, trying out the local coffee shop is as much a part of any given trip (especially ski trips since they're cold) for me as trying the hot restaurant in town. Different shops tend to have different specialty espresso drinks as well as different brands of plain old coffee. I can't think of many coffee shops that served truly bad coffee. Gas stations, convenience stores, bagel shops etc., maybe, but not coffee shops.

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So you don't drink coffee? Right on.



I do like a chewy blend, it is true.

post #13 of 14

I let my children have coffee. I am a horrible mother.

$3 x 3 people x 3x a day = crazy.

 

Also, I think I forgot to say we have a little condo.

But even if we stay at the hostel down below, I still bring coffee.

 

Speaking of the hostel.....

 

Hostel Tevere right at the bottom of the Sugarbush Access road.

$35 a night.

Giles and Sarah are awesome.

 

Cheers.

 

@

post #14 of 14

if i'm in the mood for coffee, i just usually get it at the cafe or diner where I got my breakfast.  are people really making a 2nd stop or extra effort just for the cup of joe?

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