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Top 5 Ways to Make Coffee While Traveling

Traveling is one of the wonderful life journeys that you should not miss if life offers you.

Finding great coffee while traveling can be a real headache. You are in a new area, you do not know which cafes are the best. You may not even be able to find a coffee shop in the first place.

You have to accept the fact that making your own coffee is the best and safest way to enjoy a great cup of coffee every day.

Making coffee isn't always that simple. It requires equipment and you need to take that equipment with you.

Fortunately for you, there are ways and means. Some coffee utensils are suitable for travel, especially being compact, portable and simple to use; This is an absolute must when carrying all your belongings on your back.

Boil Your Water

If you're using an all-in-one coffee maker like the Moka Pot, heat is all you need to improvise on the go. How you heat will depend entirely on how you travel.

For example, if you are staying in hotels, you may have a handy little electric kettle in your room and the hot water problem may be solved. On the other hand, if you are camping, you may only have an open fire to continue; Although most campers bring some gas stove.

If you're traveling in a camper van or a converted van, of course you have more options for the coffee machine.

Remember, the perfect temperature for brewing coffee is between 195°F and 205°F.

Top 5 Ways to Make Great Coffee While Traveling

1. AeroPress

The AeroPress is a new tool to the world of coffee brewing. Many describe it as a strangely giant syringe, but you can definitely see why.

The #AeroPress is made of a plastic cylinder with a blocking piston at one end and a paper coffee filter at the other.

It's no bigger than a small sandwich box to carry around while traveling. It's an easy option to throw in your backpack and hit the road.

AeroPress coffee has a unique midpoint between the French Press and the pour (or drip) over coffee. The coffee grounds are steeped while submerged for four minutes, as in a French Press, but using a paper filter, like the drip and pour methods.

So the brew you get has the deep richness of a French Press with the smooth texture of the pour.

To make some coffee with this small coffee plunger; Start by pulling the plunger all the way in, turning the filter tip and rest it on a flat surface on the extended plunger.

Fill with ground coffee and pour in boiled water; Similar to what you do with #French #Press. Let it steep for about four minutes, then screw the filter tightly on top. Turn it upside down with the plunger tip up and the filter down and fit it over your preferred coffee glass. Now there's nothing left to do but to slowly push that piston down.

The AeroPress may be a new addition to the coffee world, but it quickly started a storm. Why? Because of course it makes excellent coffee.

2. V60 or Filter Cone

Now, a V60 is a type of filter cone, but not all filter cones are a V60.

Whether you're using a real V60 or a generic filter cone, they both work exactly the same. They're spilled brewing tools.

Pour over coffee is perfect for the perfectionist; puts you in control of the entire brewing. You control how much coffee and water, how hot, and how quickly (or slowly) the water drips from the floor.

The #V60s and their filter cones have a somewhat funny shape, but overall not particularly large; so they are perfectly portable. There are even pop-up models, similar to pop-up containers, that fold flat for easier storage and portability.

It is super simple to use. You can also prepare the coffee for others.

Place the filter cone on top of a mug or larger pitcher if you're making multiple brews. Insert a paper filter in the cone and fill the filter with ground coffee. Pour freshly boiled water on the floor and voila, great freshly brewed coffee.

3. Moka Pot or Percolator Pot

#Moka pots and strainers are very similar to each other, but also different enough to make them very different. Either way, they're both stovetop coffee makers.

They come in various sizes. The smallest fits easily in your backpack, so all you need is a heat source that can be anything. If you chose a stainless steel version, it really is an open fire, gas stove or even an induction stove.

Both Moka pots and strainer pots work very similarly. You fill the bottom with water and put the ground coffee in a small cone-shaped metal basket. When the water boils, pressure builds up and the water is pushed towards the coffee.

They both make a nice strong espresso-like coffee.

Difference between moka and percolator; The moka pot sprays the brewed coffee into the upper chamber and you're done. On the other hand, the percolator pot allows the brewed coffee to fall back into the water tank.r; So the coffee continues to roll in the coffee grounds until you take the pot off the stove.

The Moka pot may take less tweaking, but it effortlessly and consistently makes great coffee. A percolator has a little more art because you need to make sure you remove it from the heat and not over-brew it.

4. Travel French Press

A travel French Press puts your brew straight into your travel mug. Literally.

Travel French Presss are a clever combination of both a French Press and a travel mug. Brew your coffee as you would any regular French Press, pressing the plunger down as usual. But wait, the lid has a drinking spout; You drink your coffee directly from this appliance.

The Travel French Press is perfect for freshly brewed coffee on the go. Especially if you already have a travel mug with you. Sometimes they even include a regular travel cap to replace the piston cap and turn it into just a travel mug.

It couldn't be simpler than that.

Freshly brewed coffee, just add water (and ground coffee of course).

5. Coffee Pot

The coffee pot brews #coffee long before the bean arrives in Europe. This ancient brewing technique makes some of the strongest yet unique coffees you can get.

Turkish pottery itself goes by several different names, but is often referred to as a cezve. But I'm not saying get a funny little pot for this, you can definitely use any little pot you come across!

Usually, the coffee is ground as finely as possible, but if you have a regular pre-ground bag, go with that. It will come in very handy.

Start by simply bringing water to your pan. Once it boils, remove from the heat and add your ground coffee, sugar, a pinch of salt (really) and any seasonings you like. Cinnamon goes very well in it.

Now, you will repeat this next step twice. Put your pot back on the fire and bring it to a boil, remove it from the heat and spoon out the bubbles. Bring to a boil again and remove the bubbles with a spoon.

Finally, take it off the stove and let it sit for about 3-4 minutes for the ground to sink to the bottom. Slowly pour your coffee into the cups and serve.

This is one of the oldest ways in the world to brew coffee and makes for a really strong, bold brew. It will definitely wake you up in the morning.


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