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Old 06-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #61
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What about bringing my own Kurieg? Could I do that?
What items are not permitted on board?
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #62
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I'm another who finds the coffee onboard to be FINE. I AM a coffee snob, and while it's not the best I've ever had it's not bad at all.

I find it funny that people would bring Starbucks INSTANT and think that is better. I don't think Starbucks coffee is all that, when freshly brewed and hot. Lukewarm instant? IMHO that's just nasty!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #63
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The coffee on board most cruise ships, including DCL, is instant nescafe liquid, so the via packets are at least instant dark beans. It's received by them in liquid packets so the reconstituted nescafe is quick to use & store. The dining rooms, including Palo, have always used this too. I'm not sure if it's the presentation, but some people seem to enjoy it more in the dining rooms - it's the same stuff & I fall on the side of finding it undrinkable.

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I am one of the dissenters on this, I do not make coffee at home (can not afford my own tastes!! ) but I do LOVE a good cup of coffee...I was disappointed that Cove Cafe only (at least on the Magic/Wonder) offered Kona, no just tasted bitter...I don't like to add sugar or cream to my coffee and even with 3 sugars it still tasted bitter...I don't like Starbucks either, tastes burned....just give me a medium roast Kona or Colombian that too hard?

The Cove has always only had espresso beans when I was there. I do like espresso so will get a dry cappuccino sometimes. DH doesn't like espresso so gets a blended mocha or a latte. The prices are $3-4 for what we order & they will add some water for you & make an "American" but I haven't tried that.

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How do you go about getting the boiling/very hot water for the frebnch press?
That's my problem with a press - yes, room service will bring a carafe of hot water for you but it wasn't ever hot enough for a good cup of coffee imo. Maybe grind the beans really fine & see if that helps - I haven't tried that yet. Also you can order from the Cove in the dining room at breakfast and/or go to the drink station for hot water, but while it's fine for tea, I never had good results with it, so just bring the VIAs lately.....sometimes I wish I liked sweetener in it because that does seem like a quick fix, but I drink it black so am SOL!!

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #64
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A Keurig, a press, packets of coffee?? Seriously? With all the Disney charges for their cruises, you'd think they could provide good coffee without forcing people to lug a bunch of extra cr*p with them!

I don't mind paying for my coffee but the fact that I had to take my coffee out of the Cove (no kids allowed) was annoying.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #65
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We always bring a container of the dry flavored creamer for DH and yes if he has coffee in the DR he takes it with him and if any left at the end of the cruise we just throw it away he says it makes the coffee drinkable

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #66
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Man, I'm glad that I don't drink coffee. Never have, never will. However, yesterday when we were shopping at World Market I saw a Bodum traveling french press and I thought of this thread.

Maybe this will help someone out...
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by disneynme View Post
We did the FE and I gave all the men a 3-pack of Starbucks Vias as part of their gift (3 night Dream).
That is a GREAT idea! I'm totally stealing it.

I thought the coffee at the station was OK with some hot chocolate powder in it. Yeah, not saying much, I know.

I never actually tasted the MDR coffee. Our dinners took so long, and the coffee was so hot, we always left before it cooled down enough to drink
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #68
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I think that they are very sloppy for combining the cooler thing with, maybe, the food thing. Makes it hard to figure out what their whole point is. Is the point that they don't want a cooler, or they don't want food?

We have that Igloo MaxCold *backpack* that is talked about on the theme park boards, and it could carry things in without being any more intrusive than another backpack.
I think their point is to avoid folks walking onto the ship towing a big ol' red and white Igloo wheeled cooler and then parking at the pool or around the ship with it... like they often do at the WDW resorts. As far as food... I think moderation is key and unopened as they say specifically not to bring opened foods or bags... so I wouldn't think a small unopened container of 1/2 n 1/2 would cause too much trouble in your carry-on... worst comes to worse they make you toss it and you are out a $2.29 or so.

Maybe we are rule breakers... but we are planning on bringing a small (lunch box) sized collapsible cooler to put in the luggage.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #69
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And this thread is a perfect example of why Disney is in no hurry to do anything about the coffee. Too many people, with differing tastes, there will ALWAYS be factions who dislike the coffee. They can't win.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #70
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What rooms, if any, have those small refrigerators? I would love to bring my creamer for my tea but not sure if I want the hassle of keeping it in the ice bucket for five days!
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I found the coffee to be acceptable! The dining room coffee was pretty good and the drink station coffee was drinkable.
Agreed. DH and I thought the coffee in the dining rooms was great. I know everyone on here says that it's the same product in the parks, food courts, etc., but it tasted much different to us and we really enjoyed it.
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What rooms, if any, have those small refrigerators? I would love to bring my creamer for my tea but not sure if I want the hassle of keeping it in the ice bucket for five days!
All the rooms on Disney ships have either a "cooling box" (on the Magic & Wonder) or a refrigerator (Dream & Fantasy). There are a few rooms on the Magic that the cooling box has been replaced with a real fridge.

The cooling box can work really well, or not so much. For the ones that don't work as well, you can put your ice bucket (supplied everyday by room host) inside and it will help.


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Old 09-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #73
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The room service coffee was terrible. On the last day we tried the Nescafé machine and were surprised at how much better it was than room service. Not great, but way more drinkable. I couldn't stomach more than a few sips out of the room service carafe.
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I love how often this comes up, on every board about every cruise line. They all have crappy coffee!! If you're a real coffee snob, you aren't going to be able to make your own on board because you can't bring a grinder and even if you could, you can't get water the proper temp to make it.

DH is a major coffee drinker (gallons a day) while I am just a snob about it and want one or two good cups per day. We both just deal with whatever we find onboard or do without.

Lack of coffee is really just a reason to hit the alcohol earlier in the day.
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Lack of coffee is really just a reason to hit the alcohol earlier in the day.

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