I'll building my next boat out of coffee filters and instant coffee.

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    All I found left was some decafe ground coffee and Taster's Choice instant.

    So I dumped some decafe "real coffee" into the coffee maker's filter, then augmented it with 2 spoons of instant.

    About 2 cups into what should've been a 6 cup pot things seemed to have clogged up. Gentle use of a spoon in the clogged filter is mostly ineffective, and now its been about 4 minutes since the last single drip, and the filter is still 1/2 full of brew-water.

    WTF is instant coffee actually made of? Says just "coffee" on the jar but maybe they strip out bean fibers?

    Now I'm hearing that "everyone knows" you NEVER put instant coffee into the filter. What can I say, I insist on doing all my own research.

    But now I'm seriously wondering if the Taster's Choice Affect (TCA) couldn't be used, maybe for emergency lifeboats, etc where the fact that the inner surface is going to be wet to the touch isn't really a deal breaker. Seems to have impressive 99.9% water proof quality, and seems to flow to stop any leaks.

    PS-paper disposable filters.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I look forward to your marketing strategy and advertising promotionals. "Not only does it seal the hull breach, but your berth smells like morning at grand-mom's house".
  3. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    If you get the filter design right, maybe you can get only fresh water dripping down the inside. thereby achieving another important goal.

  4. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    We had a coffee maker that ran the water so @#$!@@!!! fast; it would always overflow whenever you put just a smidgeon too much coffee into the filter; driving grounds into the pot and all over the countertop, coffeepot, coffee maker, etc. Quite the fun. There was no answer for it, but a new coffee maker. Santa opted for the Ninja Coffee bar and I always use the "rich" brew which means the slowest drip, of course.

    So, if you knew the coffee would dissolve; why would you not have put some of the instant into the finished weak pot at the end? Its just a question from a humorless guy.

    But since we are on serious matters such as coffee. A greater question arises. You know they never know what to do with coffee husks. Perhaps a new organic glass?
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