There are many ways one can make coffee while traveling. Perhaps the easiest way would be a scoop of instant coffee in a cup of hot water. However, being the coffee snob I’ve turned into in my elder age, I knew this would not work for me. It was also important for us to stay on budget this summer to maximize the length of our time off from work.
What I found works best is the Aeropress.
The Aeropress provides a single cup serving and is to easy cleanup.
To get the water to a quick boil I use my JetBoil.
You could easily purchase ground coffee. I typically purchase whole bean and use my hand grinder to get a nice fresh cup of coffee every morning. I also try to stay under a certain budget with coffee. I like to try and always buy locally roasted beans. This ends up usually working out with our budget since I drink much less coffee than if sitting at home and working all day. I’ve noticed that a small bag of beans maybe 12oz or so will last 2 weeks instead of 1 week.
- Start up the JetBoil with enough water
- Using the provided coffee scoop from Aeropress add beans to grinder and grind. I use a finer grind, not fine like espresso but close.
- Insert new paper filter into Aeropress Tube
- Add ground coffee to Tube
- Add hot water and stir. Typically I go to the ‘3’ mark – until all the grounds have been submerged.
- Press water and grounds down using the syringe press
- Pop used coffee and paper filter into proper waste container
- Clean syringe off with a towel
That’s it. So much easier to clean up than if trying to use a french press.
We’ve been on the road since May 2019 this year and I’ve used my Aeropress every day!