Coffee is a very subjective experience. From the way it’s brewed, to the beans it’s made from, people have opinions and they’re adamant about them. When you’re traveling, it’s hard to be picky about your caffeine intake, but there are ways to help make it a better experience.
Want pressed coffee on-the-go? Food52 carries this crazy clever collapsible coffee press that has its own filter and can be used over any kind of drinking vessel. Then there's the KOHIPRESS that's basically a french press housed in an insulated travel mug. Need something even simpler? It doesn't get any simpler, or better, than the Aeropress.
Brewing pour over coffee is tough when you’re traveling, but they now make portable pour over filters, like the Primula Single Serve Coffee Brew Buddy, that you can stash in your weekender and bring with you, so you’re not stuck hitting the button on the Keurig machine in your hotel room, hoping for a miracle (or trying to find a coffee shop within walking distance).
If you’re the kind of person that can prepare your coffee before leaving on a short trip or a morning commute, the Coffee Gator is an amazing, affordable innovation that allows you to properly brew coffee directly into a travel bottle.
When it comes to coffee while you're out in the wilderness (as someone that goes camping a couple times a year, this applies to me), some backpacking-friendly, and some not. Coleman makes a simple, propane-powered drip coffee system that doesn't skimp on function, but isn't the most space-saving. Espresso drinkers aren't left out here, so don't worry if you'd rather shoot than sip. The Wacaco Minipresso NS is a handheld espresso press that easily brews whatever strength you like, from ristretto to caffè lungo. You'll just have to remember to pack enough Nespresso capsules.
If all else fails, grab a couple packets of Trader Joe's instant coffee that come with cream and sugar already inside, or shots of FORTO for an extra boost of energy , so there's no need to bring anything extra on your trip.
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