5 Ways to Brew Coffee While Travelling
For many of us, travelling is one of the richest experiences available. The ability to visit other countries and explore the sights and experience another culture’s way of living is often very eye opening.
Although immersing yourself in the local culture and way of life is one of the best parts of travelling, it has to be said that in many hostels and hotels, the coffee on offer isn’t the best.
If you’re one of the many people who can barely function without their daily fix, bad coffee can take its toll. But is it really worth ruining your travel over?
Of course not! Here are five ways to ensure you get the best cup of coffee whilst travelling:
Grind Your Own Coffee as You Go
One of the best ways to ensure you get a good cup of coffee is to take your own coffee beans and grind them as you go. That way, you are guaranteed to get the good quality coffee you’re used to and if you grind as you go like you would at home, you’re guaranteed the freshness too.
You can get small hand grinders that will easily fit in your luggage.
Use an Aero Press Coffee Maker
An aero press coffee maker is basically a smaller version of a French press coffee maker. Small enough to fit in your luggage without giving up too much of your precious space, an aero press coffee maker sits over any standard sized cup and makes one cup of coffee.
Use a Single Serve Drip Coffee Filter
If space really is tight and you don’t want to have to carry an aero press coffee maker around, then a single serve drip coffee filter could be just what you need.
These filters sit on top of your cup and make one cup of coffee at a time. They really are tiny and don’t take up much more room than a lipstick in your luggage.
If you want a single serve dripper to reuse time and time again, go for a more expensive, higher quality one. If you just want it for one trip, then a cheaper one can do the job just as well.
Run a Brew Cycle with Just Water Before Making Your Coffee
If you’re in a more high end hotel, you might find that your room has a drip coffee maker for your own personal use. While this has its advantages, chances are this machine still won’t be all that fabulous.
A good way to get a decent, hot cup of coffee is to run a full brew cycle with just water first. The machine is now primed for maximum output and you can even reuse the hot water to ensure your coffee is piping hot.
Add Hot Water to the Coffee Machine
If you’re using a communal coffee maker, then other guests might not like having to wait while you run a water only cycle. A good way to get around this is to fill the machine with hot water rather than cold to ensure you get the hottest coffee you can. And if you’re using your own coffee, and are willing to brew a pot to share, you might just find yourself with a lot of new travel buddies too!
Dive into these tips and get the best of both worlds – local culture and cuisine coupled with good coffee!