Berty and I may not have the most consistent routine (travel, work, repeat) but you can count on one thing staying the same…
We love it. We need it. On our most recent road trip, we literally packed a specific container only for preparing coffee on the road. We brought things like our Chemex, filters, scale, our fave coffee beans in a mason jar, and mugs!
Berty and I have naturally fallen into a routine – in and out of the house – of having coffee together in the morning. Whether it be a Starbucks run, regular house coffee, or when Berty takes the time to make Chemex, we savor each moment. For us, starting the day with a cup of coffee allows us to catch up and lay out the day ahead. We wanted to share with you how easy it is to prepare coffee on the road! If you are a Seattle-ite like us and want some tips on how to bring your favorite beverage, we’ve got you covered. Or if you just love coffee, this post is for you, too!
How We Prepare Coffee On The Road
The most complex of all the ways, but the most aesthetically pleasing. 🙂 We like to prepare coffee this way when we have a slow morning. Chemex coffee forces us to slow down in the morning (because we always seem to be running on 100%). To avoid bringing all the gear associated like a scale, grinder etc., you can measure out individual servings before your trip.
Packable Coffee Filter
This way is for the quick and dirty. This little guy grabs on to the side of your cup for an easy pour over. In this picture, we’re using the Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Filter. We would recommend this one if you are a backpackers, because it’s extremely light! When folded up, it takes up practically no space. We also like that it keeps the drip cone out of the mug, so you can get every last drop of delicious coffee.
Where We Used It: Craters Of The Moon National Park, Idaho
Col Coffee Pouches
Looking for the quality of a Chemex but without the hassle? We recently discovered the easy and delicious Col Coffee pouches. These little guys are packed with quality beans in an easy pouch that grabs onto any mug. As I was reading the story on their website, I was intrigued with the comparison of a simple tea bag to these coffee pouches. I’ve got to say we agree! Col Coffee knows how to do a quality cup of joe on the go.
We personally have not brought our french press on a trip…yet! I imagine us bringing one if we were in one place for a few nights, like a campground or cabin. Similar to a Chemex, the french press allows you to choose your beans of choice and prepare it just the way you like. Perfect for slow mornings by the campfire or listening to the birds chirp on the back porch! It’s also a great choice if you are going for zero waste. A french press doesn’t require any filters like a Chemex would and you can compost the used coffee grounds. Check our our friend Lauren Bowen’s simple and beautiful blog about wasting less and living more!
How do you prepare coffee on the road? Let us know in the comments below!
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